Orbus

Neal Asher

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Tor

9781509868452
448
Synopsis

WILL DEADLY SECRETS STAY CONCEALED?

Old Captain Orbus commandeered a ship to flee Spatterjay, desperate to escape the violent planet. Orbus’s alien enemy, the Prador Vrell, is also moving on. The Spatterjay virus mutated him into something even more dangerous. And he’s hunting the Prador King himself – who sought to kill him, to bury the secret of their similar transformations.

Orbus and Vrell clash in the Graveyard, a lawless zone where the Prador have seized a key space station. Official action by humanity or Prador would end peace, as a centuries-long cold war simmers. So Earth commands Orbus to destroy the station, even as the King recruits a monster to exterminate Vrell. But their actions will awaken an intelligence that annihilated civilizations, as it stirs after five million years . . .

In the media
Asher delivers a satisfying space opera full of adrenaline highs . . . Fast-paced fun

SFX

Rail-guns rattle off, pulse rifles fire out shots and explosions ring out. This is what Asher does best

SciFiNow

It is, like all of Asher’s work, brilliant fun

Deathray

Orbus hits every nail on the head, every time. Neal has not only delivered an excellent, enthralling and action-packed story, but probably his most accomplished and enjoyable novel to date. I honestly can't recommend this one highly enough

Walker of Worlds