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- DescriptionFrom 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity. Those coming through it have been tasked with taking the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down -- because something alien is pursuing them. From those who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus kwn as the Jain techlogy. This raises questions: why was Dragon, a massive bioconstruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity; why did a Jain de suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it? Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing toxic Jain des ...and a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself ...
- Author BiographyNeal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion and Orbus.
- Author(s)Neal Asher
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication05/11/2010
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight408 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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