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Deathstalker Legacy

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A golden age doesn’t last forever...

Owen Deathstalker sacrificed everything to topple a corrupt empire and usher humanity into an age of peace and prosperity. Now Lewis Deathstalker, Owen’s descendant, carries on the family name and honor as a Paragon, warriors famed for their skill and heroism who dispense the king’s justice throughout the galaxy.

However, two hundred years have passed since Owen and his gang of heroes disappeared into legend, and the peace that the Deathstalker bought with his life is quickly coming to an end. Amidst political uncertainty, Lewis’s oldest friend, Douglas, ascends the throne and names Lewis to the archaic, and largely symbolic, role of King’s Champion. But Lewis quickly finds that he has all the bad luck of his famous ancestor and that his old allies have become his enemies.

Surrounded on all sides by plots and treason with the political situation spiralling out of control, Lewis is exiled from court in disgrace. Now it’s the new Deathstalker’s turn to save the empire with only a ragged band of allies as chaos spreads throughout the empire and threatens to end the golden age.

From Publishers Weekly

16 December 2002 – Bestseller Green, author of the Deathstalker series (Deathstalker War, etc.), which concluded with Owen Deathstalker and his ragtag comrades defeating the evil Empress Lionstone, presents a swashbuckling sequel, in which Owen's descendant Lewis is dragged unwillingly into emulating his ancestor's desperate heroism. Lewis just wants to be a good Paragon (a kind of high-tech supercop/knight) and faithfully serve his best friend, King Douglas. Unfortunately, Lewis and the king's intended bride fall hopelessly in love. Even more unfortunately, as if there weren't enough monstrously subversive groups plotting against the throne from outside the court, Lewis's jealous rival, Finn, who has a perfect Paragon's surface but a brilliant sociopath's soul, succeeds in discrediting Lewis and throwing the government into disarray. And then the planet-scouring Terror erupts from another dimension. As is in a lot of space opera, the plot doesn't withstand close scrutiny, but this hardly matters as the narrative rushes from one dramatic set piece to the next. If the characterization seems just a shade above comic-book complexity, Green uses echoes of the somber King Arthur legend to lend extra weight. At the end, when Lewis sets off on his heroic quest to locate the original Deathstalker, accompanied by an outrageously diverse band of cohorts, the prospect of another long series of long novels actually sounds like fun. FYI:The original Deathstalker series, which included five novels and a collection of short stories, was published in mass-market paperback.
Deathstalker Legacy
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  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: 02 August 2016
  • Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Print Length: 480 Pages
  • Language: English
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