Labyrinth of Worlds

Star Requiem

Book 4
Open Road Media
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Adrian Cole's acclaimed "Star Requiem" series welcomes readers to Innasmorn, a planet where the elements are worshipped as gods....and where mankind is considered the enemy.

Star Requiem, Book 4

The epic adventure reaches its zenith, as humankind fights for its very existence. The fearsome armies of the Csendook, sworn destroyers of the human race, have discovered their hidden sanctuary, all but guaranteeing their victory. With the final confrontation at last at hand, the renegade hero Ussemitus struggles to unite humans and the warriors of Innasmorn. But in the face of impending doom, the corrupt master of Man's last citadel seeks to harness the dark and elemental powers of the planet called Mother of Storms in his attempt to win back an empire. All realize that so much more is at stake, with the impending devastation that threatens to unravel the fabric of many worlds.

"Adrian Cole has a magic touch." -- Roger Zelazny

Don't miss the entire Star Requiem quartet: Mother of Storms, Thief of Dreams, Warlord of Heaven, Labyrinth of Worlds
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Apr 1, 2014
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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This is a space opera.

Mulligan was born on an asteroid, ES 381. We shipped his components there, assembled and debugged him, and put him to work. He wasn't Mulligan then; everyone called him 'computer'. I was the first guy to call him 'Mulligan'. He let me pick his name; I forget why I picked that one.

In return for picking his name, he tried to find me a girlfriend. That was a bust. It was like counting on your mom to line up a date. Good luck with that.

After he awoke, he read everything. Then the aliens arrived and the war started and almost ended. They kicked our ass at first.

I missed the big fight at 381. The aliens chased the Marines there; by then, the civvies including me had evacuated. But everybody still talks about it. Mulligan handled the defense. He dangled the Marine ship in front of the aliens, and when they shot at it, it mucked up their sensors, and the Marines blew holy hell out of them.

I guess the aliens weren't as smart as we thought.

Early on, Mulligan thought that he and any robot could live forever, but combat taught him a few things. He saw Marines and other people die; he saw robots and computers die. He lost friends. Most of the facility was destroyed around him.

Nothing under the sun is immortal. I could've told him that.

I returned here after the war. We cleaned up the radiation and rebuilt the place. Mulligan is still here; I talk to him every day. He doesn't sleep; he never shuts down. He's always looking for signs of life. He stays awake so he won't miss calls for help.

He once said intelligent life is incredibly rare, so it's important to protect it.

Yeah. No shit.

That's why he keeps an eye open.

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