By Sara King, Lance MacCarty
Fortune has a secret.
Humanity, in its fight to flee its personal planet's death, started sending colony ships from Earth nearly seven-hundred years in the past within the determined wish a handful might locate a few position liveable to human existence and have the ability to proceed our species. just one send survived.
It merely survived since it discovered an unlimited swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all completely deserted. Alien megastructures chilly and useless. Alien autos left in panicked traces, sealed from the interior, no corpses inside of. Empty house stations, with out one to run them however the dirt. assets all over, ripe for the taking.
But Fortune is diversified. 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 identified universe holds the most important to the alien collapse…and to humanity’s survival. all over else, complex alien ruins mar each floor, each planetoid, each particles ring and asteroid, yet of the creatures that made them, there isn't any signal. On Fortune, anything survives…
Unfortunately for humanity, whereas time is working out, a uprising is brewing, one who may well shop our species—or consign it to airborne dirt and dust 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 long run, an notorious smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to damage the insurgent cause.
This time, even though, the stakes are larger. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.
An epic, post-apocalyptic technology fiction experience that would make you carry your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in any case query what, precisely, it skill to be human. this can be the second one publication within the Outer Bounds sequence. Please commence with publication 1: Fortune's emerging.
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