The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle: Two
Jason M. Hough
The Exodus Towers good points the entire high-octane motion and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have by no means been higher.
The surprising visual appeal of a moment house elevator in Brazil in basic terms deepens the secret in regards to the extraterrestrial beings who supplied it: the developers. Scavenger team captain Skyler Luiken and marvelous scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have shaped a colony round the new Elevator’s base, using cellular towers to guard people from the developers’ plague. yet they're quickly lower than assault from a roving band of plague-immune infantrymen. bring to a halt from the colony, Skyler needs to salary a one-man struggle opposed to the hot risk in addition to murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all whereas attempting to clear up the puzzle of the developers’ grasp plan . . . ahead of it’s too past due for the final vestiges of humanity.
Praise for The Darwin Elevator
“A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York instances bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate
“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and noteworthy characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough knows that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator supplies either melancholy and desire in addition to a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a great debut, and Hough can take my cash at any time when he writes whatever from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for resourceful plotting and practical discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will continue readers enthralled and eagerly watching for the subsequent installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“Jason M. Hough does an excellent task with this massive tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and enjoyable. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”—Analog
“A debut novel not like any other . . . this can be whatever targeted. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
“Fun, action-packed and enjoyable . . . a certain contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and pleasant . . . I couldn’t placed this booklet down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying international, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
“Hough writes with impossible to resist strength and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, blending a resounding plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the international is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions.”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated Song of Scarabaeus
Me believe extra like an invalid. Describe the station. This room. i love to imagine I commit it to memory, yet given that i will simply see it in my brain now …” She nodded, learned he couldn’t see that, and acknowledged, “Sure. Of course.” Tania glanced round. “The carpet is a lush red,” she stated. “Neil’s fingerprint.” “Yes, he did love his crimson floors.” Zane chuckled. “Sorry, cross on.” “You’ve work held on each side of the door. I’m no longer acquainted with both, yet they’re either stunning. One depicts a mountain.
learned. And sprouted those vines. “I don’t imagine they dropped a farm platform here,” she acknowledged for Grillo’s gain. “Explain,” he acknowledged. “We chanced on a pit, within the heart of the crater. There’s whatever on the backside, monstrous as certainly one of your vans, and around. Roundish.” a short silence undefined. David took good thing about the pause to place his rifle again jointly and wipe moisture from his helmet’s curved plastic masks. “Could be a few piece of equipment that survived reentry. A reactor, even.” “Well,.
The frown on his face grew deeper with every one moment that handed. “Karl known as up past and instructed us what occurred. How’s your ankle?” “My … who cares approximately my ankle, Tim? individuals are useless. The towers are long gone, the camp is in ruins.” The phrases tumbled out as though spoken through another person. A warmth rose in the back of her eyes and nostril, the precursor to tears, and he or she couldn’t cease it. Zane Platz seemed at Tim’s shoulder. His hair stood at peculiar angles in locations, and he wore a plaid flannel blouse. “Thank God.
On Nightcliff’s significant steel face, however it could maintain subhumans and bigger flora and fauna out. On one infrequent afternoon while no longer a unmarried cloud marred the sky, Ana got here to Skyler. She’d been long past all day with Vanessa and Pablo, and he hadn’t to determine the place they'd been. “Follow me,” she stated easily. Intrigued and a bit involved, he agreed. Vanessa and Pablo waited on the fringe of camp and fell in with them. not one of the different colonists requested the place the gang used to be going, as they generally left.
3 of them regarded very severe now. all of the past night’s revelry banished with the dawn. My previous team. Yeah, i actually fucked that up, what approximately it? “Is there extra wine?” “We concept it would be most sensible to make this little band we’ve shaped official,” Vanessa acknowledged, supplying an expert in her voice like just a attorney may possibly. “We are looking to be your new crew.” Skyler stared on the 3 immunes in shocked silence. Pablo unfold his arms. “We already are, quite. It’s simply by no means been ….