A Call to Arms (MechWarrior: Dark Age, Book 2) by Loren L. Coleman

By Loren L. Coleman

A REPUBLIC in danger Months have handed because the interplanetary communications internet was once destroyed, keeping apart planets around the Republic of the field. Achernar is among the few worlds nonetheless in ownership of a operating Hyperpulse Generator Station, in a position to communications around the galaxy-and a miles sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic to procure. Raul Ortega didn't qualify as an energetic MechWarrior, discovering a few solace within the Republic's army reserves on Achernar and dreaming of the day he could understand the journey and glory of genuine strive against. The Republic-loyal forces of Achernar whom Raul serves are supported via a unfastened alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to accommodate Davion, whose leaders have an time table in their personal. whilst the planet falls less than siege by means of another splinter crew, the metal Wolves, who're rationale on taking pictures the HPG station, Raul is termed to energetic accountability. but if the Swordsworn wilderness Achernar in its time of want, Raul discovers that there's little honor within the brutal realities of battle and the delicate nuances of treachery.

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If he can't come home, one bit of home—me—can come to him! It was all a matter of persuading Peter that it wasn't in his best interest to have Ender come back to Earth—without letting Peter know that she was trying to manipulate him. It just made her tired, because Peter wasn't easy to manipulate. He saw through everything. So she had to be quite forthright and honest about what she was doing—but do it with such subtle overtones of humility and earnestness and dispassion and whatever that Peter could get past his own condescension toward everything she said and decide that he had thought that way all along and .

I'm not sending anybody," said Ender. " "You've got to do something with your life," said Mazer. And there it was: The tacit recognition that Ender wasn't going home. That he was never going to lead a normal life on Earth. * * * * * One by one the other kids got their orders, each saying good-bye before they left. It was increasingly awkward with each one, because Ender was more and more a stranger to them. He didn't hang out with them. If he happened to join in a conversation, he didn't stay long and never really engaged.

Why couldn't they have tried to communicate with us? Made some sort of settlement with us, just as they had done with each other? Divided the galaxy between us? Live and let live? In any of these battles, Ender knew that if he had seen a sign of an effort to communicate, he would have known instantly that it wasn't a game—there would have been no reason for the teachers to simulate any attempt to parley. They didn't regard that as Ender's business—they wouldn't train him for it. If some effort at communication had really happened, surely the adults would have stopped Ender at once, pretended that the "exercise" was over, and tried to deal with it on their own.

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