By David Gunn
With Death’s Head, David Gunn rocketed onto the scene within the so much explosive and exciting technological know-how fiction debut given that Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon. Now Gunn is back–and so is Sven Tveskoeg: delinquent, antihero, anti-you-name-it, a one-man killing spree whose ally is an clever handgun with a foul perspective and whose worst enemy is, good, almost about every body else.
And if Sven weren’t harmful adequate already, upload within the deadly alien parasite that is living in his throat . . . and is in a position to bending area and time. Then there’s the truth that Sven’s genetic make-up is simply 98.2 percentage human, the remainder being undetermined yet in all probability contributing to his improved therapeutic skills, better energy, strange agility, and extraordinary sociopathic trends. the result's one heavily badass soldier with a hair-trigger mood and a chip on his shoulder the dimensions of a small moon. those are characteristics that may doom a guy to legal or worse in any first rate society.
Luckily, Sven doesn’t reside in a good society. He lives within the empire of OctoV, a tyrant who's half desktop, half boy, half god, and all evil. Sven’s features have introduced him to OctoV’s own awareness and earned him a lieutenant’s fee within the Death’s Head, the elite corps of assassins and enforcers whose function in existence is to kill and die for the better glory of OctoV.
Sven’s new task? Lead his ragtag band of Death’s Head rejects–the Aux, brief for auxiliaries–to the substitute global of Hekati. it appears a citizen of the United unfastened, an empire not just vaster than OctoV’s yet way more technologically complex, has long gone lacking there. Now it’s as much as Sven to rescue the terrible soul.
But Hekati seems to be a vicious den of backstabbing and betrayal, the place not anything and not anyone may be depended on, least of all of the greenhorn colonel installed cost of the project on the final second. It appears like anyone desires Sven Tveskoeg dead.
So what else is new?