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'Alpha One - The Kryl Queen' - the new novel by Chris Burton. 'Move over vampires... space is back!'
I am pleased to announce the publication of my 3rd novel, 'Alpha One - The Kryl Queen'. The final book in the 1st Alpha One trilogy. More Love, War and Politics in the 23rd century. 'The Kryl occupy Earth and humans are dying... in their millions.'
'The Kryl occupy Earth and humans are dying... in their millions.'
Published by Eternal Press (traditionally)
A work of science fiction...
The Kryl occupy Earth and humans are dying... in their millions.
The final part of the first Alpha One Trilogy brings the Kryl and Alpha together in a desperate battle spreading light years across the cosmos.
The only hope for mankind, a small contingency fleet heads for the Styros Cluster to lie in wait, in hope that Earth’s scientists can find a way to destroy the Kryl.
On Earth, as Alpha’s leaders go into hiding, President Roslyn has no choice but to comply with the Kryl agreement. Every three months, one hundred million humans must die.
As Admiral Jonathan Hoskins and his fleet return to Earth in readiness for battle with The Kryl, Jake Carter knows his destiny is to see the Kryl Queen once again, but not before the ultimate Kryl destroyer weapon is deployed. With Carla Stevenson a reluctant guest of the Kryl Queen, Jake must show his new found command experience to bring the Halo 7 home, to Carla and to his destiny.
Please see also my first two books: 'Alpha One - The Jump Pilot' and Alpha One - The Kronan. Also published by Eternal Press. http://www.amazon.com/
Further information is available on my website: Visit http://chrisburton2212.weebly.com
Thirty-five minutes later, the doors to the next chamber opened and two Kryl guards stepped inside. The doors were now held in an open position and Muller could see what lay ahead. A large rectangular shaped room, with a transparent partition segregating the humans from the slowly filling auditorium. Already over a hundred Kryl had gathered. It seemed that their deaths would fulfil both the feeding and the entertainment for these Kryl. He looked on in disbelief and immediately hated every single one of them.
Now the guards stood to one side and gestured for the humans to enter the chamber. Within thirty seconds all twenty-five humans had moved into the new room, their brief resistance now over. Total acceptance had taken control.
Muller moved right to the end of the chamber and stood transfixed as the now full Kryl auditorium stared back at him. Satisfied that there work was now done, the Kryl guards stepped back inside the waiting room and the door shut.
Several moments passed before anything happened... A mild tingling sensation in the back of Muller’s neck indicated the process may well have started. He looked ahead and could see that the majority of Kryl had their eyes closed; obviously deep in concentration. He looked to his left and saw several of the older humans begin to sway, unsteady on their feet. They would not last long, he thought.
Now there was a dull ache streaming up from the middle of his back to his neck. Something was definitely going on here. He looked across again, as he heard a thump. One of the elderly woman had just fallen to the floor. No-one helped her. They were all concentrating on their own fate. Another thud and then another as two more people collapsed. Jake could feel it in his legs now, a dull ache spreading through his muscles.
The pain in his neck had started to intensify and he found himself wincing as the each new wave of pain hit him. He looked up at the Kryl audience. They remained passive, no noise, just concentration. They were slowly killing him.
Two, three and then four more people collapsed. From the corner of his eye, he could see the first woman to fall, was now sobbing. There was a trickle of blood running from her ear and her eyes were bloodshot. Now, there was screaming... high pitched screaming from man and women alike.
He was definitely in trouble now. He felt weakness crawling at his body. His eyesight was beginning to fail and his mouth was dry, dry as sandpaper. The screaming had intensified now. Most of his fellow humans had fallen to the floor. They were all dying. And yet, his mind felt as lucid as ever; almost as if the failure of his other senses, and his motor neurone functions had freed his brain. Images flashed past of memories long since lost. Was this his life flashing before him, before he died?
Another glance across, only five people now stood standing. Looking down he saw the woman, who was now quite clearly dead, blood oozing from her mouth, nose and ears and a huge crack, exposing her skull at the top of her forehead. The screaming had died down now, replaced by whimpering and sobbing from those who remained conscious enough to notice the pain. Muller needed to hang on. This was not a competition and yet as leader of this motley crew, he wanted to be the last to fall. This last great challenge was all he had left.
He was the last man standing. All twenty-four of his companions had now fallen and now there was silence as he felt a warm liquid run down the side of his neck. And yet he still stood. He would not fall. He would stand forever if only metaphorically. His legs finally gave way and he too fell to the floor and huddled in a foetal position, no longer able to control the pain.
His mind still raged, but his thoughts became softer, more emotional. He thought of his family, his daughter, even his ex-wife. Would they be ok? He was sure they would. By now, they would be moving on with life already. And yet, his final thoughts were not of his family. His mind focussed on blind hatred for the Kryl. He felt everything begin to close in now. The pain had gone, he could no longer move, and paralysis had taken over as his organs began to shut down. He felt his heart beat, slower and slower and then nothing as finally a dark mist began to cloud his mind. This was it. He had nothing left and it was all over.
Move over Vampires... Space is Back!