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Sanctuary of peace in the grasp of demon spawn, love is forbidden to the one leashed between the realms. What price will he pay for tasting the forbidden?
Peopled with an entertaining assortment of characters ranging from sorcerers to unicorns, Dark Angel is Book 1 of the second trilogy of the Nublis saga which began with The Wages of Justice. Also available from Double Dragon the second trilogy´s Book 2,The Artemesian Mandate, and Book 3, The Orion Property.
In frozen horror, the Seirans watched the flagship pick up speed. Circling the fleet, the renegade headed straight for Nephtali's main shuttle bay.
By now, the cloaked Synod cruisers should have picked up the intruder and they'd be moving to intercept.
"Shields up," ordered Nephtali's commander.
Knowing no shield made would stop an anti-matter bomb, Ephraim hit his own communicator button. "Synod One, this is the Emperor Josea." He thought about the thousand souls aboard the giant cruiser. Valiant fighters all, many were personal friends.
"Synod One here. We heard."
"You know what to do."
"Aye, Your Majesty."
Knowing the man's only son was an officer aboard Synod One, Ephraim couldn't look at the space station's commander.
The lieutenant's voice crackled over the speakers. "Give me the override code, you son of a bitch."
The captain's face was defiant. "It's a SynTac, you bitch, and I've locked us in. Once the process is started, there's no way to stop it."
"Is that true?" asked Ephraim.
Unable to speak, Nephtali's commander bowed his head.
The Synod ship's bulk moved between the space station and the oncoming ship. "Nets out. Magnetize."
Once the Synod cruiser embraced the flagship, it would jump to some place far, far from here. A one way jump with no return passengers and an explosion no one would ever see or hear.