By David Weber
For Colin MacIntyre, it all started with a regimen education flight over the moon. For Dahak, a self-aware Imperial battleship, it all started millennia in the past, status protect opposed to an unknown enemy which as soon as devastated the galaxy-and now has lower back. So Dahak grabbed MacIntyre's send and proficient him that he used to be drafted to be its new captain and lead the struggle opposed to the traditional enemy.
MacIntyre had doubts that he may well deal with the activity, yet Dahak had certainly picked the appropriate guy. prior to it was once in every single place, MacIntyre would:
" Defeat a cadre of mutineers, previously a part of Dahak's group, saved alive via untold generations via alien expertise, who've been secretly manipulating lifestyles in the world for millions of years . . .
" Mobilize the planet right into a combating strength that will have a slim likelihood of preventing the traditional alien risk from removing all clever existence in its course . . .
" And resurrect the traditional galactic empire, which had fallen into chaos and barbarism, with himself as Emperor-which intended that he instantly turned the objective of a plot to assassinate him, and strand his son and daughter on a planet the place their possibilities of surviving in a superstitious pre-tech society will be 0 for the typical human . . .
thankfully for the galaxy, Colin MacIntyre and his heirs have by no means even heard of ordinary, and someone, human or alien, who received of their manner was once going to be very, very sorry.
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