By Peter David
With the autumn of the traditional Thallonian Empire, civil battle threatens the planet of Zondar. the arriving of the U.S.S Excalibur is greeted with reduction and get together through the worried population, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, clean from his cataclysmic get away shape the Thallonian throneworld, is acclaimed as their prophesied savior. yet one believer's messiah is another's blasphemer -- and a main candidate for martyrdom.
When Captain Calhoun is captured, Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne needs to locate him ahead of an alien fleet introduced a holy conflict opposed to the Federation!
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The Zondarians? ” He nodded. “There are many that wish peace, who're so hungry for it that they with no trouble settle for Calhoun’s interpretation of occasions. yet there are others who're calling Ramed the fake Savior. There are others nonetheless who, having learn Ontear’s unexpurgated predictions, not just think that Calhoun must have died yet, in failing to take action, has doomed the complete international. At a time once they may be uniting, we’re seeing factions. I do just now not comprehend if we’re going in order to pull this off. ” “If an individual can, you can,” acknowledged Lefler. He became and smiled at her. “You actually think that? ” And Lefler, who had simply been mentally kicking herself and important of herself, My God, did you simply say that? You sound like a love-struck nitwit, instantly swtiched gears and acknowledged, “Absolutely. ” “Thank you. I take pleasure in your vote of self assurance. ” Then his laptop beeped at him and he glanced at it. “Another incoming message,” he stated. He checked out it extra heavily. “Well, now this is often attention-grabbing. ” “Who’s it from? ” “The Momidiums, over within the Gamma Hydrinae method. they've got a person they want to show over to us. ” “Turn over? ” “Yes,” he stated slowly. “A man or woman, it seems that. lady. She used to be on a few type of exploratory challenge there. The Momidiums felt she was once a undercover agent, yet they’re very reverential of existence, in order that they didn’t execute her. Nor did they flip her over to us simply because they felt that we'd execute her. ” “Would you could have? ” requested Lefler. He checked out her flippantly. “Do you actually desire to be aware of the reply to that, Robin? ” whilst she didn’t answer, he took that as her reaction. “In any occasion, they only locked her away. They’ve saved her there for roughly 4 years now. in spite of the fact that, they want to embark on strong relatives with the Federation because the Excalibur is now within the zone, so they’re attracted to turning her over to us in trade for yes promises. ” “What kind of promises? ” “Look for your self. ” He became the pc reveal round in order that she may possibly learn it. many of the stipulations have been spelled out at the monitor, covered up subsequent to a photo of the human lady. Si Cwan frowned. “Robin, are you okay? ” Lefler had long past lifeless white. Her jaw used to be placing all the way down to someplace round the ground. “Robin? ” he requested back. and she or he regarded up at him and whispered, “That’s … that’s my mom. ” “What? ” He swung the monitor round, as though he would truly realize a complete stranger. the girl had lengthy black hair, an extended face, and eyes that looked as if it would blaze with quiet intelligence. “Are you convinced? ” he requested. Lefler nodded wordlessly. “This is … this can be tremendously lucky for you, then! ” stated Si Cwan. “The Momidiums declare this can be a fresh picture of her, so it seems that she is in in strong well-being. ” “Remarkably strong health,” acknowledged Lefler, her voice sounding very far away. “Considering that she died ten years in the past. ” Burgoyne back to hir quarters, feeling heavy-hearted and despairing. S/he sank into hir overstuffed sofa. the pc was once beeping at hir, indicating a message used to be being held for hir.