Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna, Book 1) by Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey

By Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey

"Something's Alive In There!"

She used to be a bit woman, with a tiny horn within the middle of her brow, funny-looking toes, attractive silver hair, and a number of other curious powers: the facility to purify air and water, make vegetation develop, and heal scars and damaged bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors came upon her drifting in an get away pod amid the asteroids, followed her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a spot the place no questions are requested and the lady may possibly develop up free.

But Kezdet has its personal darkish mystery. The prosperity of the planet is predicated on a hideous exchange in baby slave hard work, administered through "The Piper" -- a secret guy with targeted plans for Acorna and her powers. yet loose little women have a fashion of becoming into freedom-loving younger ladies, and Acorna has detailed plans all her personal. . .

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The cloak of a senior initiate hung about his shoulders, edged with double bands of red and gold to mark his rank in the Higher Mysteries – a tradition from the old Order on Caliban that had been implemented by their primarch. He’d grown his hair long, like his Terran brothers, and wore it in tight braids bound by silver wire. But of all the awards and accolades that Nemiel had earned over the last half-century, it was the gleaming staff clutched in his right hand that he was proudest of. The crozius aquilum marked him as one of the Legion’s select order of Chaplains, charged with maintaining the fighting spirit of their battle brothers and preserving the ancient traditions of their brotherhood.

The Lion declared that experienced warriors were needed at home to speed up the training process, and a list of names was drawn up and circulated throughout the fleet. Little more than a week after being deployed on their first campaign, Zahariel and more than five hundred of his brothers – over half a chapter – discovered they had been dismissed. The news had stunned them all. Zahariel had seen it in the eyes of his battle brothers as they’d mustered on the embarkation deck to begin the long trip back to Caliban.

Organised into vast armies of tens of thousands called Legions, the Space Marines and their primarch leaders conquer the galaxy in the name of the Emperor. Chief amongst the primarchs is Horus, called the Glorious, the Brightest Star, favourite of the Emperor, and like a son unto him. He is the Warmaster, the commander-in-chief of the Emperor’s military might, subjugator of a thousand thousand worlds and conqueror of the galaxy. He is a warrior without peer, a diplomat supreme. As the flames of war spread through the Imperium, mankind’s champions will all be put to the ultimate test.

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