Présentation de l'éditeur
Alexander is a nobody. He had his chance in the NFL, but injuries forced him out into the real world. He drones about the planet in his airliner, shuffling people from point A to point B, thinking he was meant for more than this.
So do the Scythians.
The Scythians, a smallish, semi-telepathic sentient race, think they've found their man. The Scythians are on the verge of economic hegemony over the Galaxy, but the warrior race of Chem stand in their way. Having no military of their own, the Scythians use that brilliant, adolescent and violent race from Terra--Humans--as cudgel. After all, every Galactic child knows the violent history of Terra. Terrans are the most physically powerful sentient beings in the Galaxy and their propensity to technological growth—from cart to nuclear bomb in a century—is unheard of and terrifying. Then there was Alexander the Great, who looked to the stars and saw in them more worlds to conquer.
The Galactics took him seriously.
The Scythians think Alexander, properly manipulated, could be the heir to Alexander the Great. Their equation is simple—submit to Scythian economic domination, or Alexander and his legions will be unleashed on the Galaxy!
Alexander Thorsson is about to become the most famous and infamous sentient in the Galaxy. From her seat in the forests of Chem, Nazeera of the Triumvirate hears rumor of Alexander’s heir. She sets off for Terra with the intent of cutting Alexander’s career short and settling the Terran threat once and for all.
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