In the far future, mankind lives safe and secure behind the Chronos Ring - an automatic defense system that encircles the area of space occupied by human beings. The Ring keeps out all of humanity´s enemies - in particular, a vicious race of reptilians known as the Parsnaak. On the outer fringe of human-occupied space is the planet Muse, an entire world dedicated and established as a colossal museum - a storehouse of antiquities and relics from the ancient histories of both men and aliens. There, Ian Lotus, a man with his own mysterious past, has chosen to live in deliberate obscurity, harboring secrets that could reshape mankind´s destiny. Now, the impossible has happened: the Chronos Ring has been breached - rendered inert - and Lotus finds himself no longer able to hide in the shadows as he becomes the object of a massive interplanetary manhunt. However, his problems go well beyond simply being the most wanted man in the galaxy. There´s also the approaching Parsnaak invasion fleet to deal with, as well as an enigmatic, extra-dimensional being of immense power who, for reasons unknown, wants Lotus dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mikael Naramore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081565/bk_acx0_081565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having saved humanity from an invading alien armada, Ian Lotus finds himself not rewarded but once again on the run - struggling to stay one step ahead of a galactic government intent on his capture. However, you don´t live as long as Lotus has - well beyond the lifespan of a normal human being - without picking up a trick or two, and Lotus is savvier than most. Catching him won´t be easy. Still, his pursuers have a powerful incentive: their quarry is in possession of secrets that could reshape mankind´s destiny - in particular, the fact that he´s the only person capable of controlling the protective halo of weaponry known as the Chronos Ring, which is humanity´s first and last line of defense against its enemies throughout the cosmos. But human agents aren´t all Lotus has to worry about. Also hot on his heels is an army of genetically-engineered horrors controlled by an exiled despot from an alternate dimension, who sees Lotus - and in particular, the Ring - as the pathway for both a return to power and the subjugation of humanity. It´s up to Lotus to find a way to stop this menace, before the entire human race is enslaved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mikael Naramore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094070/bk_acx0_094070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.