The Rise of Io

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Ella Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man. She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.

With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?

Book Info

  • Original Title:The Rise of Io
  • Author:
  • Rating:8.04 / 10
  • Genre:Science Fiction
  • Language:English
  • ISBN:9780857665836
  • ASIN:-
  • Publisher:Published October 4th 2016 by Angry Robot

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The Con Job

 

 

They call every major world war “the war to end all wars.” The day we actually get a war that deserves the title is the day the world ends.

Baji, Prophus Keeper, two days before the Alien World War, the war that almost ended all wars

 

 

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Ella Patel loved metal briefcases. When she was a little girl, her appa used to take her to the cinema, and anything that was shiny and expensive and worth stealing was always kept in metal briefcases. She had learned that obtaining these sleek, silver boxes was the key to success, riches and good-looking, tall Australian men with muscular arms and etched cheeks.

Today, Ella’s dreams had come true. In bunches. The Australian men part was the notable exception.

Purple smoke drifted into the air out of th...

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