By S. K. Dunstall
The strains. No send can traverse the void with out them. basically linesmen can paintings with them. yet purely Ean Lambert hears their music. and everybody thinks he's crazy...
Most slum children by no means cross a ways, on no account changing into a level-ten linesman like Ean. no matter if he's a part of a small, and unethical, cartel, and the opposite linesmen disdain his self-taught equipment, he's qualified and working.
Then a mysterious flying saucers is came upon on the edges of the galaxy. all of the significant galactic powers is wanting to be the 1st to discover the ship's secrets and techniques, yet all they've discovered is that it has the frequent strains of energy—and a safety approach that, as soon as caused, annihilates every little thing in a two hundred kilometer radius.
The vessel threatens any linesman who dares to process it, other than Ean. His specific abilities could be the key to knowing this alarming new force—and reconfiguring the connection among people and the ships that serve them, eternally.
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The bridge personnel continued their climb. In spite of efforts to keep the HEVs together, the Helljumpers came down in a landing zone that stretched approximately three kilometers in diameter. Some of the landings were classic two-point affairs in which the more fortunate Marines were able to jettison their crash cages about fifty meters off the ground, and land like sim soldiers in a training vid. Others were a good deal less graceful, as the skeletal remains of their drop pods smashed against cliffs, dropped into lakes, and in one unfortunate case rolled into a deep ravine.
Rawley looked, saw a Covenant landing craft coming straight toward the bay, braving the heat generated by theAutumn ’s reentry velocity. There was a limited window of opportunity to get off this sinking ship, and the Covenant bastard was right in the way. She swore and released the safety on the Pelican’s 70mm chin gun. The weapon shook the entire ship, punched holes through alien armor, and hit something vital. The enemy vessel shuddered, lost control, and spun into theAutumn ’s hull. “All right,” the wing leader said over the ship-to-ship frequency, “Let’s go down and meet our hosts.
A second alien carried an ignited plasma grenade—the little bastards meant to drop the explosive into his armor. He flexed his shoulders, and shook himself like a dog. Grunts flew in every direction as the Master Chief used short controlled bursts to put them down. He turned toward the lifeboats. ” Cortana urged. ” The Spartan ran, just as the door started to close. A nearby Marine fell while running for the escape craft, and the Chief paused long enough to scoop the soldier up and hurl him into the boat.