StarCraft II: Flashpoint

StarCraft II: Flashpoint

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by Christie Golden
     
 

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An all-new hardcover based on the eagerly anticipated StarCraft II videogame expansion, Heart of the Swarm!

“Jim, I know what I did. I remember. Billions dead . . . because of me!”

“That was not you,” Jim said firmly. “That was the Queen of Blades. What they made you into. You’re back to being

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An all-new hardcover based on the eagerly anticipated StarCraft II videogame expansion, Heart of the Swarm!

“Jim, I know what I did. I remember. Billions dead . . . because of me!”

“That was not you,” Jim said firmly. “That was the Queen of Blades. What they made you into. You’re back to being Sarah again. And we’re together now. So just hush, honey.”

He had put off touching the strange tentacles that adorned her head in place of hair. Everything else was so human, so much the woman he remembered, but that. . . . Now he did so, keeping her fingers entwined with his as he reached with his other hand to gently stroke back the spiny protuberances. He steeled himself for the contact. To his surprise, they felt warm beneath his touch, like skin. Like Sarah’s skin. And any hesitation he’d had about still loving her—hesitation he had pushed down so deep into his soul that he himself hadn’t been aware of it untilright now—vanished like a bad dream.

But the touch didn’t comfort her. She turned her head, trying to pull away. Respecting her needs, Jim withdrew his hand.

“It doesn’t matter. Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades . . . you don’t understand,” she murmured. “Maybe you can never understand. I’ve always been a destroyer of things. Anything I touch, anything I care about . . . that’s why they picked me, Jim. Because I’m a destroyer of things. . . .”

She closed her eyes and slipped into unconsciousness. Jim sat back, trying to sort out what she had said. How much of it was real, and how much was the pain talking?

And despite what he had told Sarah—despite what he kept telling himself—he couldn’t help but wonder how much of the massacre of billions had been only the Queen of Blades . . . and how much had been Sarah Kerrigan.

***

The Queen of Blades has fallen.

The sinister zerg leader no longer commands her legions of bloodthirsty aliens against the humans of the Koprulu sector, all thanks to the combined courage and tenacity of Jim Raynor, General Horace Warfield, and a mismatched team of Dominion soldiers and outlaw rebels.

Although the queen is no more, Sarah Kerrigan is very much alive. The woman who once controlled countless alien minds in a rampage across the stars has been spirited away by the man who dethroned her. Now Arcturus Mengsk’s Dominion armada is on her heels, roaring for blood. Jim Raynor will need to test his strength, his wit, and his loyalties against impossible odds to protect the woman he loves.

StarCraft II: Flashpoint bridges the events that take place in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and the upcoming StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Featuring never-before-seen glimpses into Jim Raynor’s and Sarah Kerrigan’s past, this novel opens a window into a world of passion, action, and adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451659627
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Starcraft Series
Edition description:
Simon & Schuster
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,069,158
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written more than thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Visit her website at: ChristieGolden.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Raynor has seemingly saved Sarah Kerrigan, but where can you rest when the whole universe wants your head. Great read; the story really takes you into the minds of these tired heros in their desparate race to help Sarah Kerrigan regain her humanity from her time as the Queen of Blades. As a fan of the games and backstory this book only makes me that much more impatient for Heart of the Swarm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a very enjoyable short read if you like Starcraft and Starcraft Lore.  If you dont, you'll probably be lost, you need to have played Wings of LIberty for sure, but I think that's pretty obvious.  the book is slightly slow in some places, and Jim Raynor is a bit over-tormomented about stuff if you ask me, but the material is great on the escape from Char and ends with a bang that kept me up late to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. Can't wait to see what is next for Jim and Sarah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled in what happens between WoLand HotS pretty well.
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