Amir Tarkos is one of the only humans in the Predator Corp, the most feared and respected military force in the Galaxy. With his partner Bria, a bear-like carnivore, Tarkos is on a dangerous and difficult mission to defend Earth from the last surviving Ulltrians, a race that once extinguished much of the life in the Galaxy.
Tarkos and Bria return to Earth to search for the Ulltrian presence hidden on the planet. But Earth is in turmoil as opposition grows to the plan to join the Galactic Alliance. And, thousands of light years away, a young human girl, Margherita Calvino, has uncovered the secret that will enable the Ulltrians to rule the Galaxy. Tarkos and Bria face the human underground, as Margarita must alone outsmart a hostile alien race.
Omega Threshold: Earthrise is the first half of the novel Omega Threshold. The book stands alone but--warning--ends in a cliffhanger. The sequel and resolution is Omega Threshold: Earthfall.
This novel also forms part of the ongoing Predator Space Chronicles.
OMEGA THRESHOLD: EARTHRISE
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BOOKS IN THE PREDATOR SPACE CHRONICLES:
1. Evolution Commandos: Well of Furies
2. Evolution Commandos: World Hammer
3. Evolution Commandos: Ice Sky Storm
Collected together in Evolution Commandos
4. Omega Threshold: Earthrise
5. Omega Threshold: Earthfall
Collected together in Omega Threshold
6. World Scar: Question Zero
7. World Scar: One Human
Collected together in World Scar
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Craig DeLancey is a writer and philosopher. His novels include the Predator Space Chronicles and Gods of Earth. He has published dozens of short stories, in places like Analog, Nature Physics, Cosmos, Zahir, Aboriginal, and the Mississippi Review Online. His story "Julie Is Three" won the Analog Anlab readers choice award for short story in 2012 and is under film development by Storycom. His story "RedKing" is in several of the year's best science fiction anthologies. He is also a playwright, and his plays have received staged readings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, and elsewhere.