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Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson retums with the second book in his long-awaited new science fiction series – a story about dark passions, perilous alliances, and dubious heroism set in a stunningly imagined…
Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed locked out of his way.Those who didn't ended up in the lockup – or dead.But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice.Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer – until she met up with Thermopyle.
But one person in Mallorys Bar wasn't intimidated.Nick Succorso had his own reputation as a bold pirate and he had a sleek frigate fitted for deep space.Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course.What nobody expected was how quickly it would be over – or how devastating victory would be.It was common enough example of rivalry and revenge – or so everyone thought.The REAL story was something entirely different.
In The Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel, politics, betrayal, and a shadowy presence just outside our view to tell the fiercest, most profound story he has ever written.
From the Paperback edition.