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 loss of life, begun sending colony ships from Earth virtually 700 years in the past within the determined desire a handful might locate a few position liveable to human existence and be capable to proceed our species. just one send survived.

It basically survived since it discovered an unlimited swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all totally deserted. Alien megastructures chilly and dead. Alien automobiles left in panicked traces, sealed from the interior, no corpses inside. Empty area stations, without one to run them however the airborne dirt and dust. assets far and wide, ripe for the taking.

But Fortune is various. Of all of the planets colonized through people after the chaos of Migration, this unmarried, jungle-infested colony at the very fringe of the recognized universe holds the main to the alien collapse…and to humanity’s survival. all over else, complex 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, whatever survives…

Unfortunately for humanity, whereas time is operating out, a uprising is brewing, one who may shop our species—or consign it to dirt just like the extraterrestrial beings that got here earlier than 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 great sister, a guy who’s dreamed of the long run, an notorious smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to smash the insurgent cause.

This time, notwithstanding, the stakes are better. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.

An epic, post-apocalyptic technological know-how fiction event that would make you carry your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in spite of everything query what, precisely, it capability to be human. this is often the second one ebook within the Outer Bounds sequence. Please commence with booklet 1: Fortune's emerging.

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