Endgame (A Sirantha Jax Novel)

By Ann Aguirre

Regret not anything.

Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which allows her to “jump” faster-than-light ships via grimspace. She loves not anything greater than that rush, however the superstar roads need to wait…

Her ultimate venture takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated in the course of first touch. seeing that then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by means of overseas conquerors.

All that’s approximately to alter.

Now, as a part of a grassroots resistance, Jax capacity to disencumber the La’hengrin. yet political intrigue and guerrilla conflict are new to her, and this may be the main harmful video game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a warfare of guns and hearts, and never everyone seems to be bound to make it out alive...

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According to comm chatter,” Vel places in, “I might say your message has been disseminated. The Nicuan masters are agitated that their slaves are unavailable. ” “After this night, they’ll see that as a caution sign,” I mutter. via far away lamplight, Loras seems extra human than I’ve ever obvious him. His superb beneficial properties are touched through worry, weariness, and remorse, yet he doesn’t hesitate. “We’ll be able round it. This should be performed. ” yet he doesn’t sound any happier approximately it than i'm. “With Leviter’s aid, this night may still get the planet locked down,” I say. “With La’heng decreed a crimson port, there'll be no ships in or out until eventually we end our paintings right here. ” “It may possibly take turns,” he warns. I shrug. “So be it. We can’t struggle these on global, plus the collective may well of Imperial forces clean from Nicuan. They outfitted a magnificent fleet through the Morgut battle. ” Loras scowls. “And misplaced few. Wretched cowards. ” It’s precise that whereas Nicuan promised ships and a legion to staff them, they didn’t ship their centurions to front in time. Others bore the brunt of conflict and sacrificed for the larger reliable. the present Nicuan emperor, Tacitus XVI, may perhaps muster nearly sufficient ships to threaten Conglomerate keep an eye on. they must be looking at them conscientiously, yet I don’t belief the hot chancellor. whereas Katrin Jocasta could be a talented diplomat, she lacks Tarn’s metal. yet that’s no longer my challenge. For my final public visual appeal, i'll be enjoying the Hero of La’heng, after which it’s time for a last bow, and the curtain will come down. I’m so able to lead my very own existence. It’s what retains me stepping into the center of the evening whilst i'm determined, aching, and already lonely for the fellow i like. It’s in basic terms been a number of hours. the subsequent flip will believe unending, yet even in that, i'm luckier than March; Vel, Loras, Constance, and Zeeka stay with me. I’m no longer on my own. He basically has Sasha, who loves him yet can’t aid him. March can’t lean at the child. He can basically be robust for him. in point of fact, I don’t care what heritage makes of me. After the bombardment on Venice Minor, I’d have sworn i used to be performed with bloodshed, performed with struggle. the associated fee is simply too excessive. yet occasionally, it’s the single selection that is still; and a few issues are worthy scuffling with for. My friend’s freedom is one in all them. So I supply the order. “Red workforce Alpha, move. ” And the explosives detonate, lighting fixtures the evening sky in a vermilion corona. steel quakes and topples in shards. Raid sirens sound as emergency lighting come on. humans scream as chunks of establishing slam down, leaving pocks within the pavement. We’re a long way adequate away that I can’t make out the main points, yet i do know what it appears like. a few pictures i will be able to by no means get out of my head. an identical factor is occurring in towns far and wide La’heng. a number of strike groups, a number of detonation websites. The chaos might be well suited. “Success,” Vel tells his hand-held. “Imperial comms have long gone silent. ” it's the first step to outright uprising. in view that we’re enormously outnumbered and feature fewer assets, we’ll rely on stable intel, calculated sabotage, and the occasional ambush to throw their infrastructure into disarray.

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