Hunted

Hunted

For the children of Admiral Alexander York, perfection wasn’t just expected, it was guaranteed—written into their DNA before they were born. But while Samantha grew into the physical and mental marvel their father had bought and paid for, her twin brother Edward proved a disappointment. Genetic tinkering had raised Sam above the common herd, but Edward’s faultless body housed a faulty brain.

It took all the Admiral’s influence to get Edward commissioned in the Outward Fleet Explorer Corps—a fiercely independent band of misfits who referred to themselves proudly as Expendables. Accompanying Sam on a mission to the troubled planet of Troyen, home to the alien Mandasar, Edward found himself in the midst of a civil war. There, in an instant of horrifying insanity, Sam was killed, along with the alien hive-queen.

For the next twenty years, Edward was exiled to a lonely outpost on one of Troyen’s moons, blamed by the Admiral for Sam’s death—and blaming himself as well. But when escalating violence forces the evacuation of the system, Edward embarks on a perilous journey home that will lead him into a forgotten past—and, with the assistance of another ex-Expendable, the greatest Explorer of them all, the legendary Admiral Festina Ramos, into a future thick with conspiracy and betrayal. For there lurks a dark secret powerful enough to bury the hopes of human and Mandasar alike…or give them a new and brighter beginning.

Title:Hunted
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780380802098
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    Hunted Reviews

  • Baal Of

    This was a fuckload of fun, and this may be my favorite of this series so far, edging just past Expendable. the world building was great, and the alien races seemed both reasonably realistic and actua...

  • Natalie

    Unique plot sort of a Tale of Two Cities redux with brothers, sisters, aliens and intergalactic travel all stirred in for good measure.Didn't appeal to me on the same level as the others in the series...

  • Kayte

    This was a surprise hit for me. I grabbed this book and started reading it when my son wanted me to read him a grown up book (which I try to do sometimes so it’s boring for him, and he’ll fall asl...

  • Emily VA

    I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning to finish it, so it must have been good!Festina’s back! And the other characters were interesting, and the plot was interesting, and I enjoyed it a lot. :)...

  • Tim Martin

    Readers familiar with earlier novels by James Alan Gardner know of one of the overriding concepts of his fictional universe, that of the League of Peoples. A powerful organization of alien intelligenc...

  • Michael Burnam-Fink

    With Hunted, Gardner returns to the core of the series: the high crimes of Admirals and the dark secrets of the League of Nations.Edward York is a genetically perfect clone of his father, the Admiral ...

  • Stuart Dean

    The best so far. A full fledged scifi space story. Spaceships, travel between worlds, alien warfare, high level conspiracy, and the Aliens in control of the League of Peoples actually do something.The...

  • Mike

    This is the third of James Alan Gardner's books featuring Festina Ramos. Like the second one she is a main character but not the main character.The book is similar to the fish two in style and type of...

  • Cher

    Extremely clever story, with absolutely wonderful world-building and characterization, but the author gives the reader too many hints of what's to come, so you can guess what's going to happen next a ...

  • Maurean

    When I first began reading this (and read the description of the Mandasars) I thought this was going to be a hokey second-rate sci-fi novel that I wasn't going to enjoy. Well...I was pleasantly surpri...