ParaNormalRomance.org

THE KILLING OF WORLDS by SCOTT WESTERFELD

Summary

Scott Westerfeld, the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling, reached new heights of excitement in last spring's The Risen Empire, and left readers begging for more. Now he comes through with the dazzling payoff in book two of Succession, The Killing of Worlds.

Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial frigate Lynx is a walking dead man. Unjustly held responsible for the death of the Child Empress, sister of the immortal Emperor, Zai has been sent to fight an unwinnable battle. The Lynx must stop a vastly superior Rix ship from reaching the planet Legis, a suicide mission that will almost certainly end in oblivion for Captain Zai and his crew.

On the planet Legis below, a Rix compound mind--a massive emergent AI formed from every computer on the planet--as been isolated by their Imperial blockade. But the mind has guided a lone Rix commando, Herd, to the planet's frozen north, and will soon order a desperate attempt to seize a polar communications array and break the blockade. Herd is a single warrior against an Imperial army, but moving silently behind her is the intelligence of an entire planet.

Ten light-years away, Captain Zai's true love, the psychic (some say mad) Senator Nara Oxham is engaged in a deadly game of political intrigue. From her position on the Emperor's War Council, Senator Oxham must find a way to forestall the Emperor's final solution if the blockade is broken: a nuclear strike to destroy the compound mind, which will also kill millions of Imperial citizens. She suspects that the Emperor has a hidden weakness discovered, by the mind, a secret so dangerous to his immortal dynasty that to prevent its discovery the Emperor is willing to countenance the ultimate crime. . . .

The killing of worlds.

With this powerful conclusion to the first story arc of Succession, Scott Westerfeld confirms his stature as one of the leading writers of high space opera.

REVIEWS

The Killing of Worlds has not yet been reviewed.

(Notify me via e-mail when this book is reviewed.)

 

The Killing of Worlds
(Succession Series: Book 2)
by Scott Westerfeld

Tor Books
October 1, 2003
Available: October 1, 2003
ISBN #0765308509
EAN #9780765308504
336 pages
Hardcover
Add to Shopping List
Order from Amazon

Other Books by
Scott Westerfeld

Behemoth
Sympathy for the Devil
Leviathan
Love is Hell
The Last Days
Specials
Blue Noon
Pretties
Peeps
Touching Darkness
Uglies
The Secret Hour
The Risen Empire

EBook Isle Bookstore hosted by Fresh Fiction