The Birth of the Dread Remora - A Novel of the Scattered Earth

The Birth of the Dread Remora - A Novel of the Scattered Earth

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by Aaron Rosenberg
     
 
THE TALES OF THE SCATTERED EARTH:

Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm.

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THE TALES OF THE SCATTERED EARTH:

Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm. They scattered as well, each pursuing a fragment of their former domain. And, when they overtook those shards, the gods drew upon what power remained to them to restore their worshippers to life.

These new followers rose from dust and imperfect memory, for the gods too had been injured. Each claimed a new home, and a new life, and each thought itself—at least at first—to be the only Earth. All memory of their former world was lost, except vague memories of the gods who gave them new life. Then, one day, a single great event drew all their eyes to the stars—and beyond. And each of them felt a yearning. Something in them desired to be whole again, or at least to understand.

These are their stories.

These are The Tales of the Scattered Earth.

THE BIRTH OF THE DREAD REMORA

Nathaniel Demming is a midshipman aboard the HMES Remora, the first ship to go beyond their world's waters and out into the ether. He and the rest of the crew are ready for adventure, eager to explore the unknown and chart a new course for the rest of their world to follow. But what they found changed their lives, and their perspective, forever. The ether was not empty at all, but teeming with life--including vicious marauders waiting to prey upon the hapless Remora. Can Demming help his friends and fellow officers through the crises that await? Can they survive the dangers that surround them? And can he convince them to transform their ship and themselves into the antithesis of everything they trained for, while still holding true to everything they believe in?

Birth of the Dread Remora is the first tale of the epic Scattered Earth saga, and the first in a series of swashbuckling adventures about the space-pirate ship the Dread Remora! Also available in the Dread Remora Cycle, HONOR OF THE DREAD REMORA, and Crossed Paths. Next in line is David Niall Wilson's THE SECOND VEIL, and then Keith R. A. DeCandido's GUILT IN INNOCENCE. Each author begins with their own world, their own culture, their own story...but there is something out there...something that will draw them altogether. Watch for more from these authors, as well as a brand new world and novel from award-winning author Melissa Scott in the summer of 2014.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012071767
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
The Scattered Earth , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
312,933
File size:
618 KB

Meet the Author

Aaron Rosenberg's recent works include the Stargate: Atlantis novel Hunt and Run, the Chaotic junior novel The Khilaian Sphere, the middle-grade series Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles, and two Eureka novels (written under the house name Cris Ramsay). Recent game projects include the Supernatural Hunter’s Guide, Eclipse Phase: Sunward, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and the Trail of Cthulhu supplement This Sceptre’d Isle.

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The Birth of the Dread Remora - A Novel of the Scattered Earth 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok. There is some inconsistency though. In the beginning you read that these characters are merger type humanoid that live in water. Then as the story progresses I feel like the author forgets that as he tells the reader how the characters just had a hot meal of salted fish...under water. Or that they were fighting in the rec room working up a sweat...underwater. other than that just an ok read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were decent, but formulaic. The amphibious humans was a novel touch, but also led to many of the books short comings. Reading this book made me feel like it was written by the early 17th century Catholic Church doing everything under it's power to discredit all scientific truth about space, the solar system, and the universe itself. The scientific pofa's are far to numerous to list here, but a "Sonic Ram" with "Unlimited" range in the vacuum of space! Seriously?
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