By David Gunn
With Death’s Head, David Gunn rocketed onto the scene within the such a lot explosive and enjoyable technological know-how fiction debut in view that Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon. Now Gunn is back–and so is Sven Tveskoeg: delinquent, antihero, anti-you-name-it, a one-man killing spree whose ally is an clever handgun with a nasty perspective and whose worst enemy is, good, as regards to all people else.
And if Sven weren’t risky sufficient already, upload within the deadly alien parasite that is living in his throat . . . and is in a position to bending house and time. Then there’s the truth that Sven’s genetic make-up is just 98.2 percentage human, the remainder being undetermined yet potentially contributing to his superior therapeutic talents, stronger power, strange agility, and striking sociopathic trends. the result's one heavily badass soldier with a hair-trigger mood and a chip on his shoulder the scale of a small moon. those are features that might doom a guy to criminal or worse in any first rate society.
Luckily, Sven doesn’t reside in a good society. He lives within the empire of OctoV, a tyrant who's half computer, half boy, half god, and all evil. Sven’s traits have introduced him to OctoV’s own consciousness and earned him a lieutenant’s fee within the Death’s Head, the elite corps of assassins and enforcers whose function in lifestyles is to kill and die for the higher glory of OctoV.
Sven’s new project? Lead his ragtag band of Death’s Head rejects–the Aux, brief for auxiliaries–to the synthetic global of Hekati. apparently a citizen of the United loose, an empire not just vaster than OctoV’s yet way more technologically complex, has long gone lacking there. Now it’s as much as Sven to rescue the terrible soul.
But Hekati seems to be a vicious den of backstabbing and betrayal, the place not anything and not anyone might be relied on, least of all of the greenhorn colonel installed cost of the project on the final second. It seems like an individual desires Sven Tveskoeg dead.
So what else is new?