Nomad by William Alexander

By William Alexander

Gabe Fuentes is in a race opposed to time—and aliens—in this intergalactic sequel to Ambassador, which Booklist referred to as “an intriguing sci-fi event, perceptively exploring what it capability to be alien,” from nationwide ebook Award winner William Alexander.

When we final left Earth’s Ambassador, Gabe Fuentes, he used to be stranded at the moon. And whilst he’s rescued by way of Kaen, one other Ambassador, issues don’t recover: It seems that the Outlast— a race of extraterrestrial beings that has been systematically wiping out all different creatures—are coming. And they’ve set their points of interest on Earth.

Enter Nadia. She used to be Earth’s Ambassador prior to Gabe, yet left her submit with a view to cease the live longer than. Nadia has came across that the out live can overcome worlds through vacationing speedy via lanes created by way of the mysterious Machinae. nobody has communicated with the Machinae in centuries, yet Nadia is decided to attempt, and Gabe and Kaen are looking to support her. however the 3 Ambassadors don’t comprehend that the out live have stumbled on what they're doing, and feature despatched assassins to trace them down.

As Nadia heads deeper into area to discover the Machinae, Gabe and Kaen go back to Earth, the place Gabe is attempting to discover one other form of alien—his father, who was once deported to Mexico, and who Gabe is eager to convey domestic. From a prison within the heart of the Arizona desolate tract to the Embassy within the heart of the galaxy, the 3 Ambassadors race opposed to time to avoid wasting their worlds during this interesting, humorous, mind-bending event.

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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.

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