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Seethe Future. Kill the Mechs. Save the Earth.
See the Future. Kate Thompson did not expect to receive thepower to see into the future when her day started. Everything changed for Kate after boarding anenemy Ironclad Star Cruiser, a mechanical wonder seemingly from another time,alongside a platoon of Stellar Union Marines.Embedded with Master Sergeant Kelly Merrick's SUMC unit by her corporateemployer, Electro-Magnetic Technologies, Kate is expected to repair the hightech gear the Stellar Marine's somehow manage to keep breaking. Unfortunately, Kate's work is never done asthe space-going Marine's constantly find new and unusual ways to destroy theirequipment each and every time they embark on a mission. Her previous work does little to prepare Katefor the complete electronic system failure the team experiences aboard theIronclad starship. When Kate finds herhigh tech gadgets useless, she is glad to find her assigned guardian, KellyMerrick, functions just fine with only his sniper rifle and a combatknife. They fight their way deep intothe Ironclad, where Kate's Quest truly begins. Together they encounter anenigmatic Tallinn Watcher, and Kate finds she needs Merrick more thanever. Javin is a Watcher, one of theenemy's top battle commanders charged with ensuring Tallinn victory overEarth's forces...at any cost. Javin sharesa mysterious link with a powerful entity called Knowl, allowing him to predictthe outcome of crucial events with startling clarity. Javin uses this insight to utterly defeat hisopponents in battle after battle. While fighting on the side of the Tallinn,defeating far superior forces, Javin has been secretly searching for someonewho will end this bloody conflict. WhenKate bursts in on Javin's inner sanctum, he knows his search is over. With his dying breath, the Watcher passes hisability to see into the future to Kate; opening her eyes to wonders she neverimagined!
Kill the Mechs. Master Sergeant Kelly Merrick's mission isclear and brutally simple; destroy as many enemy machines as humanly possible. Carrying out his orders as a Stellar UnionMarine Corps sniper is the only way he knows to protect his fellow Marines asthey battle legions of the relentless Tallinn clockwork soldiers. Fortunately for his team, Merrick is verygood at his job. Little did he know hewould end up assigned to baby-sit Kate, one of the civilian contractors whokeeps getting in his line of fire. If onlyhe was not so attracted to his new charge as she ends up requiring moreprotection than even he may be able to provide.After their life-altering encounter with the Tallinn Watcher, Merrickenlists the help of his fellow Marines to keep Kate and her new abilities safe. He also convinces them to follow Kate halfwayacross the galaxy to worlds only a Watcher can see. Merrick discovers his new mission; keepingKate Thompson alive, is the key to saving everyone on Earth!
Save the Earth. The strange encounter with the Watcher leavesKate linked to Knowl and in possession of a new inner sight beyond time andspace. Kate has many questions about hernewfound abilities but Javin is gone before she can get her answers. Several things are clear; Kate must findKnowl, stop the Tallinn's, and save the Earth...no problem. She is not alone on her journey. Along for the ride is a freighter Captain outfor a little revenge against the Tallinn, a Link Sprite capable of melding withany computer, and a handful of battle-hardened Marines determined to completetheir mission to protect the Earth. JoinKate and her companions as they face Tallinns fighting with steam-power andclockwork devices on a quest to find the meaning of her new sight and to saveEarth from imminent defeat!
Great new science fiction / action & adventurestory with steampunk flare - embark on a new adventure under a New Sky!