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By Toby Frost

From the depths of house a brand new foe rises to do conflict with mankind: the British area Empire is threatened via the lemming-people of Yull, ruthless enemies who assault with no mercy, worry, or any notion of self protection. on the name in their conflict god, the Yull have became at the Empire, hell-bent on conquest and destruction of their rush in the direction of the cliffs of future. whilst the Yullian military is pressured to retreat on the conflict of the River Tam, the disgraced Colonel Vock swears revenge at the extended family of Suruk the Slayer, Isambard Smith's homicidal alien good friend. Now Smith and his staff needs to protect the Empire and civilize the stuffing out of a horde of bloodthirsty lemming-men—which will be effortless have been it now not for a sinister robotics corporation, a Ghast normal with a passion for genetic engineering, and an historic brotherhood of Morris Dancers—who may well but carry the foremost to victory.

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Convinced, er. . . completely. after all. ’ Smith used to be unsure what to make of Victor Rex, ruler of 2 dozen sentient species, figurehead of 3 hundred worlds and natural farming fanatic. It used to be an open mystery that he and Queen Kylie – who was once presently traveling Proxima Centauri to open an orbital activities centre –were simulants, grown to specification. to this point, Victor have been unfailingly well mannered yet really awkward, simply exhibiting actual curiosity whilst he had received right into a dialogue with Rhianna concerning the attainable sentience of the neighborhood foliage. nonetheless, he appeared innocuous sufficient. ‘Well,’ acknowledged the king, ‘carry on, er, Captain Smith. Now then, who may possibly you be, my stable eco-friendly fellow? ’ ‘Greetings! i'm Suruk the Slayer, and that i convey you this. ’ Suruk was once embellished with a few of his such a lot striking trophies, one among which he quick unhitched from his belt and dropped into King Victor’s outstretched hand. ‘It is the cranium of a Procturan ripper. might his death-howls turn out candy tune on your noble, if just a little sticking out, ears. may perhaps you're making soil organically enriched with the bones of our slain foes! In its jaws i've got positioned an inventory of rewards i want. ’ ‘Um. . . ’ acknowledged King Victor. ‘Yes, excellent. And what do you do on board the send? ’ ‘I kill every thing! If i'd inquire,’ Suruk extra, ‘which battles precisely are you the Victor of ? ’ They left with the consideration of getting been thanked by way of the King himself. A wallahbot gave them picnic hampers and guided them to a gilt carry, and so they have been whisked up in the course of the centre of a spire, hole like a scrimshawed horn. The lift’s scrollworked doorways clattered open and so they stepped onto a balcony that curved round the most sensible of the tower. ‘I shall set up to your delivery, gentlemen,’ the wallahbot grated. It rolled again into the raise and, with a rattle of cars, descended from view. The view from the palace was once awesome. less than them lay the backyard urban of Ravnavar. The roofs of greenhouses winked at them within the solar. The parks seemed nearly luminously alive: in a single of them the Colonial defend have been drilling; and in one other a placid Ravnaphant used to be giving little ones rides, 40 at a time. An airship drifted prior, advertisements conflict discount rates. Tiny crimson oblongs rolled during the streets: buses bringing wellwishers to monitor normal younger obtain her knighthood. ‘Ooh, biscuits,’ acknowledged Carveth, peeking into her impede. ‘Now then: who’ll provide me a Cumberland sausage for 2 pots of the King’s personal Jam? ’ 100 yards less than, the 1st wellwishers have been arriving to cheer the final to the palace. a massive banner were hung among the powerful Arcadian veen bushes on Imperial road, asserting: 3 CHEERS FOR AUNT FLO. particularly correct too, concept Smith, taking a look down on the collecting crowd. Had younger now not halted the Yullian invasion, the town will be burning through now. The sunlight was once shining and the pavements appeared nearly white. The forests glowed on the fringe of the town. a gentle wind blew around the spire, rustling Carveth’s gown and forcing Suruk to push his most sensible hat down over his ears.

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