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Empress of Light
Shanji Trilogy, Book 2
James C. Glass
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Durée : 10 h et 42 min
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In this sequel to Shanji, Yesui is Mei-Lai-Gong, the empress of light, born with the ability to move both light and mass in and out of the place of creation called the gong-shi-jie. Her brother Mengjai, seemingly normal at birth, conceals a power Yesui has not imagined. Working to save a dying planet, they learn that love can be found in strange places; that in an infinite universe, no matter how many powers you have, there is always someone more powerful; and that death is not an ending but a change....
Kati thought she was Tumatsin, but her real father was Moshuguang, a Searcher, one of those working to bring down the feudal empire on Shanji and establish a progressive society. Ruled by Mandughai, the emerald-eyed empress of a neighboring star, the Searchers are looking for the person who has inherited the power to be a super being. They believe Kati is that person, and with training from Mandughai, Kati's powers exceed her trainer's power.
Rubion Federation ship HMS Belsus visits a 300-year-old colony planet, and discovers a society near revolution against the rule of a "transfigured being" known as Toth. Commander Michael Queal's crew and ship are immediately threatened by Toth and his followers, including a host of strange bioengineered creatures unique to the planet. Only a banished people on a remote island are willing to aid Queal in his fight to bring freedom to the colony, and allow him to survive the wrath of a monstrous, unbalanced dictator. But help sometimes comes from unexpected directions!
The time: the 1840s. The place: California during the gold rush. As the white settlers begin penetrating the remote mountain canyons, they discover an ancient race, the Tenanken, who date back at least 60,000 years. Some members retain the genetic memories of their distant past, while others project mystical visions of comfort and joy. All flee the coming of the white man, and appear to be doomed to extinction. Only the genius Pegre finds a possible solution: integrate and intermarry with their distant white "cousins", the Hinchai, and form a new entity.
In war, the men who served under him called him Culebra, the Viper. Soldier, strategist, and military assassin Eduardo Cabral harbors two souls - one dark and deadly, the other loving and creative. After a war ending in betrayal by those in power on a colony world and a man he has spent a lifetime trying to please, Eduardo flees to a peaceful, artistic life on another planet. But the corrupt war and its aftermath will not go away.
NSA agent Eric Price is sent to Sedona, Arizona, to investigate strange activities at a secret underground base. A new type of stealth aircraft is being tested there, he discovers. But there's something odd about the set-up, and Eric must investigate further. With the help of the beautiful Nataly, he begins to penetrate the mystery of the Sedona Conspiracy, and discovers that it has extraterrestrial origins.
Terror stalks the campus of a Minnesota university, where two professors working on classified military research have been brutally murdered. Student Karen Butler fears for her life after her adviser is killed, realizing she's the only one left with detailed knowledge of a new nerve gas defense system plus a terrible nanotech weapon. Karen and her boyfriend, Jack Nelson, a member of the elite military group Eagle Squad, play a dangerous game with an enemy who claims the secrets belong to them. As the pressure mounts, the pair are terrorized by an implacable foe.
The Immortals created a passage from one universe to another and founded peaceful colonies there, but now the home world is ruled by a corrupt Council that will send an army to put the colonies under harsh rule. On the colony world of Gan, Trae is raised in secret by a religious sect hiding from a crazed emperor. The reincarnated son of an immortal prophet, Trae is guided by a mentor mysteriously connected to his father, is raised to lead a revolution against the Emperor and, reunited with his true family, moves to meet the threat of the conquering horde....