In a time when Earth's interplanetary Empire is crumbling . . . On a world where technology has begun to fail . . . When the rightful ruler of the planet has been deposed by renegades . . . One young man embodies the spirit of survival. Frank Rovzar has seen his father murdered most foully in a palace coup. Escaping the deadly Transports he flees to the only safe place he can think of, Munson Underground, the city beneath the surface of the planet, den of thieves and haven of the damned. Rovzar has only two goals. The first is survival. The second is vengeance. He will have both, he vows, and he embarks on a course that will see him rise from the dregs of society to the very pinnacle of power.Ia#39;ve spent years paving my way to that damned subterranean crown, and no kitchen-boy art-forger is going to take it from me. ... aThe guide of the lurching, a said Frank. ... He heated up some tomato soup and took it on deck to eat, and then lit his pipe and watched the seagulls hopping about on the few rock-tops ... An hour later he had lost interest in the book and had begun writing a sonnet to Kathrin.
|Title||:||The Skies Discrowned|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-09-29|