By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Alector's selection occurs numerous thousand years ahead of the occasions chronicled within the Legacies Trilogy, on the time whilst Corus is governed by way of the Talent-magic of the Duarchy. The Myrmidons of Justice command the skies driving their fearsome pteridons.
As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth optimum rating army officer of the Duarchy. Alectors are a race except the conventional population of Corus, from one other international. yet there's a uprising brewing opposed to them.
Captain Mykel is a tender officer probably gifted and unaware that, may still he ever notice that expertise, his existence is forfeit. For Mykel isn't really an Alector, and simply Alectors are allowed to exploit expertise.
The uprising spirals uncontrolled, spurred through treachery, corruption, and greed -- and aided by means of the re-appearance of the traditional soarers, a delicate humanoid race of flying beings inspiration to became extinct. A negative battle is brewing, and one, or either one of those males are the one ones who may well stand opposed to it.
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Dressed in a layered gown the colour of her hair, Bequa sat alone on a raised stage at the far end of the recital hall, head down and perched before a multi-symphonic harpsichord linked to a number of sonic projectors spaced at regular intervals around the hall. The recital hall itself was a wide chamber of dark wood panelling and porphyry columns illuminated by subdued lumen globes bobbing on floating gravitic generators. Stained glass windows depicting purple-armoured Astartes of the Emperor’s Children ran the length of one wall and a row of marble busts said to have been carved by the primarch himself lined the other.
The Legion was hungry to prove itself, and Fulgrim had thrown his all into making up for the time lost while he had rebuilt his Legion, seeking to push the boundaries of the Imperium yet further and prove the courage and worth of his Legion. First contact with the Laer had come about when one of the 28th Expedition’s forward scout ships had discovered evidence of civilisation in a nearby binary cluster and determined that it was a culture of some sophistication. Though initially not hostile to the Imperial forces, this alien race had reacted violently when one of the 28th Expedition’s scout forces had been sent towards their home world.
Asked Lycaon as they passed Emperor’s Children armed with golden pilum spears at regular intervals along the triumphal way. Though they stood as immobile as the statues, the fierce potential for violence that beat within the breast of every Astartes warrior was evident in each of them. ’ Lycaon shrugged and shook his head. ‘What do we care for the feelings of the expedition? The primarch commands and they are his to order as he sees fit. ’ Though he agreed with Lycaon, Julius didn’t answer, chafing at not leading the warriors on the planet below.