By Paul Chafe
The large starship Ark was once introduced on a voyage of 10000 years from an Earth on the point of cave in. Its venture was once to hold a component to the human race to a brand new domestic circling one other celebrity, yet, centuries after its departure, the descendants of the unique group now not do not forget that they're on a city-sized spaceship, and understand not anything of the Ark’s challenge, nor of the starry universe outdoors. The Prophetsy, a theocracy in accordance with slavery and terror, has governed over many of the Ark for longer than someone now dwelling can take into account, and it has simply succeeded in conquering the few closing loose areas of the send. but there are chinks within the monolithic tyranny…
Danil has been a slave when you consider that he used to be a tender boy, yet his spirit hasn't ever been damaged, and his prepared brain sees ways in which the theocracy should be overthrown and envisions new guns that may in achieving that victory.
Annaya is the daughter of the Prophet Polldor, undisputed ruler of the Prophetsy. She is way extra clever and strong-willed than her brother, yet just a male inheritor can turn into the subsequent Prophet. To her father, she is simply a pawn, to be married off to a robust best friend. yet she is decided that may not occur, whether she has to by some means overthrow either her father and the Prophetsy itself.
Olen,the Prophet’s son, is worried to develop into the following Prophet. he'll cooperate in his sister’s plans so long as he thinks they'll bring about his assuming the throne and gaining absolute energy, yet he's a extra harmful best friend than Annaya realizes.
These 3, each one with a distinct purpose, will attempt to alter the process heritage for the Ark. yet no matter if they repair freedom to their synthetic international, can they detect the character of that global, and regain the data important for the winning crowning glory of its mission?
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Henry watched through merciless eyes, fingering the scars on his face, as the French struggled forward. Their heavy mail and plate armor might defeat his archers’ arrows, but those same arrows forced the advancing French to close their helmet visors and keep their heads down lest the same thing happen to them as had happened to Henry and Percy at Shrewsbury. Visibility, as Henry knew from harsh personal experience, was hugely restricted under those circumstances, and just breathing through a visor’s airholes could become a tortuous ordeal, especially for someone fighting his way through knee-deep mud in the hot, sweaty prison of his armor.
Acquisition of less advanced but trainable species provided useful increases in the Empire’s labor force. A labor force which—thanks to the Constitution’s namby-pamby emphasis on members’ internal autonomy—could be kept properly in its place on any planet belonging to the Empire. And a labor force which was building the sinews of war the Empire would require on the day it told the rest of the Hegemony what it could do with all of its demeaning restrictions. That was one reason the Shongairi had been so secretly delighted when the more pacific members of the Council had decided that anyone as bloodthirsty as “humans” deserved whatever happened to them.
Exodus (Ark, Book 2) by Paul Chafe