Download Cuckoo's Egg (Age of Exploration, Book 3) by C. J. Cherryh PDF

By C. J. Cherryh

They named him Thorn. They advised him he was once in their humans, even if he was once so assorted. He used to be grotesque of their eyes, unusual, sleek-skinned rather than furred, clawless, varied. but he used to be in their strength type: judge-warriors, the elite, the opponents, the defenders.

Thorn knew that his distinction used to be one way or the other vitally important - yet no longer vital sufficient to avoid murderous conspiracies opposed to him, opposed to his protector, opposed to his fort, and maybe opposed to the peace of the realm. but if the crunch got here, while Thorn eventually discovered what his actual function in lifestyles was once to be, that on him may grasp the way forward for worlds, then he needed to stand on my own to justify his very lifestyles.

Show description

Read or Download Cuckoo's Egg (Age of Exploration, Book 3) PDF

Best science fiction books

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse (Gollancz Sf S.)

Retail.

Toy Town—older, higher, and definitely no longer wiser. The previous wealthy, who've made their hundreds of thousands from the royalties on their world-famous nursery rhymes, are being murdered one after the other. A psychopath is at the unfastened, and he has to be stopped at any fee. It’s a task for Toy Town’s merely detective—but he’s lacking, leaving simply Eddie endure, and his bestest buddy Jack, to trace down the mad killer.

Rising Son (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

A prophecy leads Jake Sisko on a determined look for his lacking father. as an alternative, what he unearths at his journey's finish is completely unforeseen. .. within the climactic ultimate episode of the ultimate season of megastar Trek: Deep area 9, Captain Benjamin Sisko, his future inextricably associated with that of the alien entities often called The Prophets, was once final obvious plunging into the depths of the Bajoran fireplace Caves, locked in wrestle with Gul Dukat.

Rainbows End

Four-time Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge has taken readers to the depths of area and into the a long way destiny in his bestselling novels a fireplace Upon the Deep and A Deepness within the Sky. Now, he has written a science-fiction mystery set in a spot and time as fascinating and unusual as any far-future global: San Diego, California, 2025.

Halo: Last Light (Halo, Book 17)

An unique novel set within the Halo Universe and in accordance with the recent York instances bestselling online game series!

It is 2553, and the three-decade lengthy Covenant struggle that outlined a new release has all at once attracted to a detailed. but, within the remotest components of human house, tensions stay that threaten to overflow into one other full-scale clash. underneath the skin of the planet Gao lies an unlimited cavern process popular for its healing results and rumored fantastic therapies. yet now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there—violent acts that occur to coincide with the hot arrival of a UNSC study battalion safe through Spartan Blue group, led via the popular Spartan-II Fred-104.

Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of safety is barely attempting to do her activity because the specific Inspector assigned to capture a serial killer—one who's most likely hiding in the Spartan ranks—but she by no means anticipates the placement spiraling uncontrolled into an all-out difficulty. while Gao is printed to harbor historic Forerunner expertise which could solidify the UNSC’s army supremacy for hundreds of years to come back, rebel loyalists in the planetary executive will do anything—even align with a vicious faction of what continues to be of the Covenant—to make sure that by no means happens…

Additional resources for Cuckoo's Egg (Age of Exploration, Book 3)

Example text

He chewed the sour leaves he found and swallowed, splashed his face with 47 Cuckoo's Egg icy water from the spring. His hands were white with the chills that racked him. Fool, to challenge Duun. To have offered quarter. To have changed the game. Nothing was safe. He flung himself up again and ran down the stream— —Old trick. Ancient trick, Duun would say. Do something original. He had no strength left. His knees ached with the struggle with the water and the rocks, his bones ached with the chill: his joints grew loose and ached and strained with the sudden turn of river stones.

In a different place, a change of grounds. Duun dared not run. That was always the pursuer's hazard. Thorn's traps were halfhearted, token; but there was no tokenness in a downslope fall. Thorn supposed in him a certain degree of care. And Thorn was quicker. Younger. Sound of wind. Duun set out quickly. Anger rose in him and died a quick death. (Well-done, minnow, if this was your plan. I am not ashamed. ) Duun saw his hazard. And being hatani-trained, perhaps the young fool knew what he did.

Duun had thought that bait would lead him astray. Duun shrugged. "I made a mistake. See? Even I make mistakes. And I'm good, Thorn, I'm very good. " Thorn choked down a bite. He had to chew more than Duun did. Sometimes in his haste he forgot this. He struggled. Stayed silent after. " Thorn asked finally. " 29 Cuckoo's Egg "Ah. Well. " He held up the maimed hand. " Duun took another bite. Swallowed. "Eat. " "Maybe I'll tell you. " "Ah. Maybe you won't. But you're several fingers ahead of me. You're younger than I am.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 40 votes