By Sara King, Lance MacCarty
Fortune has a secret.
Humanity, in its fight to flee its personal planet's dying, started sending colony ships from Earth nearly 700 years in the past within the determined desire a handful might locate a few position liveable to human lifestyles and manage to proceed our species. just one send survived.
It basically survived since it came across an enormous swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all totally deserted. Alien megastructures chilly and dead. Alien automobiles left in panicked traces, sealed from the interior, no corpses inside. Empty house stations, with out one to run them however the airborne dirt and dust. assets in every single place, ripe for the taking.
But Fortune is diverse. Of the entire planets colonized by means of people after the chaos of Migration, this unmarried, jungle-infested colony at the very fringe of the recognized universe holds the foremost to the alien collapse…and to humanity’s survival. all over else, complicated alien ruins mar each floor, each planetoid, each particles ring and asteroid, yet of the creatures that made them, there is not any signal. On Fortune, whatever survives…
Unfortunately for humanity, whereas time is working out, a uprising is brewing, one who might keep our species—or consign it to dirt just like the extraterrestrial beings that got here earlier than us. Now, 700 years after our first brush with extinction, the destiny of the human race once more rests at the shoulders of some: a seven-year-old sociopath and her combat-gifted great sister, a guy who’s dreamed of the longer term, an notorious smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to damage the insurgent cause.
This time, although, the stakes are larger. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.
An epic, post-apocalyptic technological know-how fiction experience that may make you carry your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in spite of everything query what, precisely, it potential to be human. this is often the second one ebook within the Outer Bounds sequence. Please begin with ebook 1: Fortune's emerging.
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