The Golden Viper (The Crimson Deathbringer Trilogy Book 2)

The Golden Viper (The Crimson Deathbringer Trilogy Book 2)

ABOUT Sean Robins

Sean Robins
"Who am I? I am Spiderman."
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     Kanoor has fallen.

     Despite their crushing defeat on Earth, the Xortaags are back, and with a genius plan that can be the brainchild of only one man in the galaxy, they've conquered the Akakie homeworld.

     Not being the forgive-and-forget types, the Xortaags have chosen Earth as their next target. Moreover, if they have enough time to reverse-engineer all the advanced technology they found on Kanoor, they will rule the universe forever. Now it's up to Jim, Kurt, Oksana and Tarq to save not only humanity but also every single sentient species in the universe.

     And to make things worse, an even more sinister threat (yeah, more sinister than the Xortaags) is emerging in the background.

     You thought the stakes were high in The Crimson Deathbringer (with Earth conquered and 700 million people killed)? You ain't seen nothing yet!

This is how the story starts:

                 Prologue: Kanoor
 Standard Galactic Date: 054.03.5073
(Earth Date: 26/04/2049)
The deafening Death Siren cried out like the wail of a thousand animals being slaughtered.
Tarq, holding his baby granddaughter Varma in his arms, was dosing off on a comfortable sofa in his private residence when the scream of the siren hit his ears. They were in the living room, a large well-lit chamber with two huge windows and white or cream furniture. Tarq had recently redecorated his home based on the style he had seen and liked on Earth. Varma did not wake up.Like all Akakie children, she was practically deaf for the first three months of her life. With the ear-splitting sound giving Tarq a headache already, he wished he had been deaf too.
The Death Siren was an ancient planet-wide warning system,installed a long time ago before the Akakie's technological superiority in the galaxy discouraged their enemies from trying to attack Kanoor. It was activated when an unknown (presumed enemy) fleet approached the planet, telling civilians to go to shelters and military personnel to report to their posts. It had not been heard in centuries, and why the Akakies still kept it running was a mystery to Tarq. Granted, his people were paranoid, but having a warning system for a planet that no one was so bold or stupid as to attack was too much, even for them. Someone had probably thought the Death Siren was a valuable historical relic or something.
Tarq carefully put his granddaughter down on the white sofa. He was reaching for his Personal Digital Device when it started vibrating. His assistant Barook, now a colonel, appeared on the screen, looking terrified. "The Xortaag fleet has just appeared on orbit," he said, his voice shaking.
Tarq burst into laughter. He was a legendary prankster, and if Barook had thought he could pull a fast one over him, he had not learned anything during all the years they had spent together. "Seriously, you think you can prank me? And with such an outlandish idea? How stupid do you think I am?"
Barook gave him a sour look. "At times like this, very, actually.You do remember the Death Siren is fully automated, right? I could not have activated it even if I wanted to frighten a half our people to death just to pull a prank on you."
Tarq's hearts started beating faster, and it took him a few seconds to realize Barook was serious. "How many ships?"
"Twenty thousand."
Tarq's four eyes widened. "How is it possible? After everything that has happened recently, how the hell did they get so many ships? And why did we not see them coming?"
"I have no idea, and it gets worse."
"How can it possibly get any worse?"