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?
- Original Title:The Rise of Io
- Author:Wesley Chu
- Rating:8.04 / 10
- Genre:Science Fiction
- Publisher:Published October 4th 2016 by Angry Robot
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...