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StarCraft II: Devil's Due [Kindle Edition]

Christie Golden
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It was at times like this that Jim Raynor, former marine lance corporal, proud citizen of the Confederacy and erstwhile farm boy, felt most alive. At the speed at which he was urging the vulture, the wind cooled his face so that the oppressive heat vanished. He felt like a wolf hunting down prey, except the purpose of today’s adventure was not the death of a living being but the death of the empty state of Raynor’s and Tychus’s wallets. This was a cargo train, not a passenger train, and inside its silvery innards was—if Tychus’s tip was right, and Jim had every reason to believe it would be—a very lovely, very large safe filled with Confederate credits.

“Why, it’s a rescue mission, Jim,” Tychus had rumbled, his blue eyes dancing with good humor as he had filled Raynor in on the plan. “Those poor creds—they’d just be condemned to lining the pockets of some Old Families who don’t need any more money. Or else put to some nefarious scheme that could hurt somebody. It’s our duty—hell, it’s our calling—to liberate them creds to where they could do something that really mattered.”

“Like buying us drinks, women, and steak dinners.”

“That’s a good start.”

“You’ve got a heart of gold, Tychus. I’ve never met such an altruistic man in my life. I got goddamn tears in my eyes.”

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.”

Jim grinned as he recalled the conversation. He and Tychus were behind the train, catching up to it quickly. He stayed right and Tychus veered left. Tychus crossed over the maglev tracks, adjusting the magnetic frequency on his bike to compensate so that he, like the train itself, could cross easily. Jim increased his speed, moving alongside the maglev until the right car came into view. He and Tychus had spent hours analyzing all kinds of transportation vessels over the last few years, sometimes simply from blueprints or images, but usually up close and personal, as they were about to do now. They had “liberated” other credits before—it seemed to them like hundreds of thousands over the years, although the liberated credits never seemed to stay with them very long. That was all right too. It was part of the ride that life had become.




The year is 2494. Almost five years ago, Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay were members of the Heaven’s Devils, an elite Confederate marine unit praised for its nerves of steeland combat expertise. After making a stand against their corrupt commanding officer, the two men were forced to go AWOL or risk being unjustly prosecuted and resocialized.

Now, Raynor and Findlay are outlaws hounded by an unyielding interstellar marshal. Life, however, has never beenbetter. Each day is another chance to pilfer more credits from the Confederacy’s deep coffers. Each night holds the promise of spending their hard-earned profits in bars, brothels, and gambling halls. But a man can only run so far before the law—and his past—catch up with him. . . .

Devils’ Due recounts an unforgettable period of Jim Raynor’s life as he descends into the Koprulu sector’s criminal underworld alongside the street-savvy Findlay. Here, far from his humble upbringing on the fringe world of Shiloh, Raynor will face some of the most trying challenges of his life. The decisions he makes will alter his destiny forever and put his father’s oft-spoken wisdom, “A man is what he chooses to be,” to the ultimate test.

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written more than forty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world. Golden lives in Tennessee. She welcomes visitors to her website:

Product Details

  • File Size: 2191 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416550852
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043RSJCM
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Starscraft: Devil's Due is out of this world! April 16, 2011
Jim Raynor and Tychus may have just hit their biggest's mark yet...a Confederate cargo train. Jim and Tychus make off with their goods including Confederate credits and a Jukebox.

To be honest, I am a computer game junkie. Though, I have not played the Starcraft games as much as Diablo or World of Warcraft. So, what drew me to this book was first the cover, I thought it was cool looking, second...the fact that it is based around the game, and third...I read the book summary and thought it sounded good. I have however read several books from author, Christie Golden. You can tell she is a dedicated gamer as well. She really brings the characters to life and as well as the story. It is as if you stepped into the game. I thought that Tychus and Raynor worked well together. They have each other's backs. Tychus and Raynor reminded me of good ole fashion outlaws but the ones that everyone wanted to win. Starcraft: Devil's Due is out of this world!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Starcraft book. December 11, 2012
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I love the Starcraft universe, so I have read most of the books that are associated with Starcraft lore. It is written well, sticks to the story line from both old and new Starcraft lore, and has some great moments in action, story line, and relationships between the characters. This book is a great back story to the beginning story line to Tychus' story in this book and in the video game, Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty. Its a great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sequal June 27, 2011
By Rusty
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I will just say this. If u love SC universe and you have played StarCraft or have just read Heaven's Devils then this book is a must. Excellent read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent October 30, 2012
By Robert
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Christie Golden makes another awesome book. Devil's Due is a great book if your interested in the Raynor/Tychus combo. It fills in some of the gaps from Heaven's Devil's until the present.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is pretty good April 30, 2012
By K. Tong
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Devils due is good because there is a lot of action except sometimes there is no real plot to it just them running around going on missions but it progressively gets better as new things get introduced. It is descriptive and obvious that the author has played Starcraft it is good if you like a lot of action and you also have to know the storyline or else it will be confusing and you can only fathom some information from the story so I would recommend you to read heavens devils by William c dietz first so you can understand what is happening in the story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love a Space Western October 25, 2011
By Scott
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This book is mighty fine if you like space westerns. A little repetitive though. Always describing women in the same fashion, always revolving around lack of clothes. Definitely need to read Heaven's Devils first.

I just wish this book was longer. I am by no means a speed reader. I read slow. very slow. And I burned these ~250 pages like nothing. If you read a lot, buy another book for when you finish this in about 4-6 hours. Not a difficult read, but it was a page-turner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A review from an sc2 addict July 6, 2011
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I like this book. It gives an insight on how jimmy's life was before the zerg and gives a look in the briefly described days when he and Tychus roved through planets commiting crimes and evading the law.

This book is still fun if you havent played the actual game or gone over the prequel. It is pretty original (from a vauge starting point) and it gives you rather detailed descriptions of various planets and situations.

As well as that, it gives a character some personality and history. For instance, in the sc2 game you start out seeing tychus coming out of jail. unless you did some slight reading...u wouldnt know tychus from a purple flying hippo
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for guys! June 23, 2011
By Sonny
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Got this book and many others in the series for my husband and he finished them all in 2 or 3 days. A great read for guys!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Package was on time but book was damage and bent
Published 4 days ago by Robert J. Marques
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Pretty decent, Love the game, might have colored my opinion.
Published 2 months ago by Mark D Leonhardt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My young son loves reading because of these books!
Published 4 months ago by mary ijaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for Lore lovers
Interesting back story to a well known and beloved StarCraft character.
Published 5 months ago by David W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read for a Starcraft Fan
This is a entertaining read for fans of video game StarCraft. As a fan this was a great read and I loved getting to know James Raynor before his time as a Marshal. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SirBeardsAlot
5.0 out of 5 stars say I
Loved it, explains a lot of the connection between Jim and Tychus and you get to understand Raynor a lot more now
Published 9 months ago by Herman Nel
5.0 out of 5 stars Two good ol' boys having fun
I knew Tychus and Raynor had spent time as outlaws, but I never knew exactly what it was like. Their reckless raid on the train in the opening pages, their overeager partying... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Devil Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
Talk about intrigue and action this book is full of both. If you like off beat romance you will find it here . Also all kinds of doublespeak and revenge.. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Falcon
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Read into the Early Years of Rainer and Company
I'm not a huge fan of the Starcraft series as it's higher level learning curve is quite daunting. However, I really enjoy the story it presents and the books are doing a great job... Read more
Published 12 months ago by avatarALIVE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story. Good to know the background behind the game
Very well written. Christie Golden continues to be my favorite Blizzard author.

Story is cohesive and makes sense. Read more
Published 14 months ago by AviKerensky
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More About the Author

Award-winning author Christie Golden has written over thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists. She is the author of several original fantasy novels, including On Fire's Wings, In Stone's Clasp, and Under Sea's Shadow, the first three in her multi-book fantasy series The Final Dance from LUNA Books.Among Golden's other projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and the well-received StarCraft Dark Templar trilogy, Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and the forthcoming Twilight. An avid player of Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft, Golden has written several novels in that world (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde) with three more in the works. She has also written two Warcraft manga stories for Tokyopop, I Got What Yule Need and A Warrior Made. Golden lives in Colorado with her husband and two cats.

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