By Peter David

ISBN-10: 0345543203

ISBN-13: 9780345543202

Adventure the significant tapestry of After Earth in a novelization in contrast to the other: A thousand-year saga that includes unique content material from the brain of Peter David, the veteran sci-fi writer who helped increase the richly imagined universe. this can be the total, never-before-seen chronicle of the extreme relations that's been around the universe and back--from humanity's final days on the earth during the occasions of the epic film!

Raige runs within the family

General Cypher Raige of the United Ranger Corps is barely the newest in an extended line of heroes. For 1000 years, ever because the globe used to be engulfed via environmental apocalypse, the Raiges were instrumental in humanity's survival. They led the best way because the survivors deserted Earth, settled an uninhabitable planet referred to as Nova major, withstood an onslaught from a mysterious alien strength, and carved out a brand new domestic within the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Now Cypher has again to his kin after a longer travel of accountability. For his thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging together with his recognized father is the journey of a lifetime--and an opportunity to salvage their courting. but if an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash touchdown that leaves Cypher seriously--perhaps fatally--wounded.

Kitai Raige has constantly desired to end up that he has what it takes to dwell as much as his illustrious identify. Now, all too quickly, he will get his likelihood. along with his father's lifestyles at the line, Kitai needs to enterprise out into the unusual, opposed terrain of a brand new international that turns out eerily ordinary: Earth.

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I could feel the pain in the back of his brain, the tick-tock of his cranial implants punishing him for holding his ground. I could hear my own breathing, the soft, regular sound of an ocean’s tide over the vox. Barely there at all. Then a crunch as he braced his bolter stock against his shoulder. and passed us. If the creature realised it was being shot, it made no sign of it. When vengeance is all that remains to you, you take it no matter the cost. Once you’ve heard these sounds, you never forget them.

Taking trophies from enemy Legions is beyond merely common; it is as expected and informal as the habitual exchange of posturing and threats between rival commanders. His warriors will shout his triumphs to the foe, and cry out their enemy’s defeats. My ire rises from how they considered our treasures maleficarum, ‘tainted’, and almost certainly destroyed them rather than wield them in battle. To consign such relics to ruination is a far bleaker insult. I ended that story when I took the axe from his dead hands.

I ignored them, waiting for the Word Bearer’s answer. Again I sensed no deception from the captive, but his answer was vague enough to mean anything. ’ ‘I have met neither,’ the corpse wheezed across the vox. ‘Thrilling,’ remarked Lheor, his tone laced with boredom. ’ I asked. ‘Fate demanded it,’ replied the corpse. I was more concerned with his zealotry, which was audible even in a dead man’s voice. ‘Give me a real answer,’ I repeated. He almost yearned to be cooperative, just as he willingly wore the manacles at his wrists.

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