Fortune's Folly (Outer Bounds Book 2)

By Sara King, Lance MacCarty

Fortune has a secret.

Humanity, in its fight to flee its personal planet's death, begun sending colony ships from Earth nearly 700 years in the past within the determined desire a handful may locate a few position liveable to human existence and be ready to proceed our species. just one send survived.

It basically survived since it came across an enormous swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all totally deserted. Alien megastructures chilly and dead. Alien cars left in panicked strains, sealed from the interior, no corpses inside of. Empty area stations, with out one to run them however the airborne dirt and dust. assets in every single place, ripe for the taking.

But Fortune is diversified. Of all of the planets colonized by way of people after the chaos of Migration, this unmarried, jungle-infested colony at the very fringe of the identified universe holds the major to the alien collapse…and to humanity’s survival. in every single place else, complicated alien ruins mar each floor, each planetoid, each particles ring and asteroid, yet of the creatures that made them, there is not any signal. On Fortune, anything survives…

Unfortunately for humanity, whereas time is working out, a uprising is brewing, person who may possibly keep our species—or consign it to airborne dirt and dust just like the extraterrestrial beings that got here ahead of us. Now, seven-hundred years after our first brush with extinction, the destiny of the human race once more rests at the shoulders of some: a seven-year-old sociopath and her combat-gifted colossal sister, a guy who’s dreamed of the longer term, an notorious smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to wreck the insurgent cause.

This time, despite the fact that, the stakes are greater. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.

An epic, post-apocalyptic technology fiction event that might make you carry your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and finally query what, precisely, it ability to be human. this can be the second one publication within the Outer Bounds sequence. Please begin with booklet 1: Fortune's emerging.

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