By Toby Frost
In the twenty fifth Century the British house Empire faces the collection threat of the evil ant-soldiers of the Ghast Empire hive, hell-bent on galactic domination and the extermination of all humanoid lifestyles. Isambard Smith is the square-jawed, brave, and a bit asinine new commander of the conflict broken mild freighter John Pym, destined to tackle the alien chance simply because no one else is out there. along with his daring crew—a skull-collecting alien lunatic, an android pilot who's truly a fugitive intercourse toy, and a hamster known as Gerald—he needs to gather new-age herbalist Rhianna Mitchell from the laid again New Francisco orbiter and convey her again to protection within the Empire. user-friendly enough—except the Ghasts wish her too. If he's to come again to Blighty alive, Smith needs to defeat void sharks, a universe-weary android murderer, and John Gilead, psychopathic naval officer from the fanatically spiritual Republic of recent Eden sooner than dealing with his maximum enemy: a ruthless alien warlord with a really huge behind.
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Opposite direction up,’ Rhianna acknowledged. He became the handset upright. ‘Carveth, we want speedy evacuation. Do you listen me? ’ ‘I’m coming,’ she answered. ‘Then come quickly. It’s approximately to get beautiful highly spiced down the following. ’ ‘Drop ’em! ’ John Gilead stood within the doorway, a stubby computer pistol in his palms. ‘Drop ‘em and get face down, or I’ll ship you either to Hell! ’ ‘It’s you who’s going to Hell,’ Smith acknowledged, yet he iced over, outgunned. Gilead laughed. ‘Full marks for attempting, Smith. You struggle lovely stable, for an ungodly sonofabitch. ’ He raised the gun. ‘So lengthy, sucker! ’ Gilead pulled the set off. Rhianna stepped in entrance of Smith. ‘ No! ’ he cried as a dozen bullets ripped throughout the air. Smoke and mud swirled throughout the room. Rhianna stood beside the table, her hair brushed with plaster. Her eyes have been closed. Smith blinked. ‘Oh. You’re alive. Good-oh. ’ ‘Damn! ’ Gilead dropped the gun and ran out of the room. ‘Backup, get me backup! ’ Smith holstered his personal revolver and collected Corveau’s gun. ‘Let’s walk,’ he stated, and he stepped out into the blinding sunlight. Smith shot the 1st individual he observed, who fortunately occurred to be one in all Corveau’s thugs. Rhianna screamed. ‘Stop screaming at issues! ’ he shouted. A buggy raced out, throwing airborne dirt and dust at the back of it. at the again, a gunner stood over a black, long-barrelled weapon. ‘Laser – get down! ’ Smith referred to as, and a pink beam sliced the air above their heads, slicing a line around the wall because the buggy roared prior. Sand grew to become to glass because the beam touched it and without notice the gunner shrieked and fell, a knife-hilt jutting from his neck. Smith glanced upward. Suruk stood on one of many towers, chuckling. The buggy spun around and the guy at the passenger aspect driven into his gun. Smith ducked among barns and pulled Rhianna after him. within the shadow of the barn, he checked the rifle and handed the handheld remote control to Rhianna. ‘Hold onto this. ’ He took out the radio. ‘Carveth, the place the bloody hell’s the send? ’ ‘Near right here. ’ ‘Where’s the following? ’ ‘Give me one minute. ’ A pickup truck rushed previous the barns, males hopping down from the again. anyone ducked round the nook of the barn and fired, lacking them ahead of ducking again. ‘Stay here,’ Smith informed Rhianna. ‘Don’t stream until you might want to. in the event that they throw in a grenade, run. and take a look at operating together with your fingers down. It is helping. ’ A determine leaned among the barns. Smith pulled up the rifle and fired prior to the fellow may react, throwing him lifeless onto his again. He jogged in the direction of the sting and peered out. there have been humans all over the place. Corveau should have twenty males, Smith proposal. Seeing him, the buggy swung out to make one other move. Smith raised the rifle, closed one eye and activated the scope. A bullet whined over his head. relocating objective, brief diversity, weaving . . . He pulled the set off and the motive force dropped over the wheel. The buggy lurched, veered off and slammed into the home, disappointingly failing to blow up. Smith ducked again into the alley, a rattle of gunfire following him. He came across Suruk looking forward to him subsequent to Rhianna. ‘Greetings, warriors!