By David Gunn
on the best of the galactic pecking order is the United unfastened, a civilization of awe-inspiring technological prowess to this point just before different space-faring powers as to appear untouchable gods. many of the identified universe has fallen below their inscrutable sway. the remainder is squabbled over through empires: one governed with an iron fist through OctoV, a tyrant who seems to be to his fans as a teenage boy yet is in truth anything very varied, the opposite administered by means of the Uplifted, weird and wonderful machinelike intelligences, and their no-longer-quite-human servants, cyborgs often called the Enlightened.
Sven Tveskoeg, an ex-sergeant demoted for insubordination and sentenced to dying, is a vicious killer with a obdurate streak of loyalty. Sven possesses a fierce if untutored intelligence and a genetic make-up that's 98.2 percentage human and 1.8 percentage . . . anything else. possibly that “something else” explains how quick he heals from even the worst accidents or how he can speak telepathically with the ferox, fearsome alien savages whose traditional battling talents usually outperform the complicated know-how in their human enemies. maybe it truly is those certain skills that carry Sven to the eye of OctoV.
Drafted into the Death’s Head, the elite enforcers of OctoV’s imperial will, Sven is given a brand new hire on lifestyles. Armed with a SIG diabolo–an clever gun–and an unlawful symbiont known as a kyp, Sven is shipped to a remote planet, the newest battleground among the Uplifted and OctoV. There he unearths himself in the middle of an army catastrophe, one who will take all his courage—and all his firepower—to live on.
yet a good deadlier fight is occurring, a fight that might draw the eye of the United loose. Sven is aware he's a pawn, and pawns have a foul behavior of being sacrificed.
yet Sven is nobody’s sacrifice. or even a pawn can checkmate a king.
Praise for Death's Head
“The most interesting army science-fiction debut in years.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Hardboiled, laser-blasting technology fiction as it’s intended to be.”—Charlie Huston, writer of Caught Stealing and Already Dead
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Death's Head (Death's Head Series) by David Gunn