Overview

The ruins of Sol System have been empty for thousands of years. A place of death and mystery, it is shunned by all--until now.

DEADLINE TO DESTRUCTION:
Renegade intelligence agent Morgan Roche arrives hot on the heels of the clone warriors--enemies she has been charged by the High Humans to stop before they destroy everything. What she ...
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The Dark Imbalance

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Overview

The ruins of Sol System have been empty for thousands of years. A place of death and mystery, it is shunned by all--until now.

DEADLINE TO DESTRUCTION:
Renegade intelligence agent Morgan Roche arrives hot on the heels of the clone warriors--enemies she has been charged by the High Humans to stop before they destroy everything. What she finds--the largest fleet assembled in half a million years, with no central authority, no-one in charge--threatens to stretch her resources beyond their limit.

There, under the light of the star called Sol, Morgan Roche will uncover the final truth about the AI called The Box, about the man called Adoni Cane, and about the High Human called the Crescend. That truth will cost her dearly…

“Space opera of the ambitious, galaxy-spanning sort” --New York Review of SF

“Space opera, like its grand musical cousin, couldn't exist without duplicity, ambition, lust, stupidity, and greed, and by the time the fat lady sings, whole worlds can be laid waste - and, oddly enough, it's this recognition of pain and evil as the generating forces of adventure that make A Dark Imbalance so satisfying.” --Locus

“A story that twists and turns back on itself and keeps the reader always off-balance. There is danger, adventure and a labyrinth of loyalties. Excellent.” --SF Site

Winner of the Aurealis Award.

(Formerly published as A DARK IMBALANCE)
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Editorial Reviews

Kevin J. Anderson
Filled with action as well as intriguing ideas.
From The Critics
After the debacle at the Palasion System station, Commonwealth of Empires Intel Agent Morgan Roche follows her former boss Jelina Heidid into the Sol System. Morgan knows she must stop Jelina and the other clone warriors from destroying mankind. However, something is happening in the Sol System as it sees if vessels have followed Morgan's ship into the system.Morgan does not know who the real enemy is. For instance on her ship is Cane, a clone warrior, who insists he is human. However, one thing is certain, everyone in the vicinity of the Sol System wants a piece of Morgan. With only the mysterious "Box" that is now melded inside her mind from the events at Palasion, her esper Maii, and hopefully a loyal crew including Cane, Morgan prays that her destiny is to defeat an unknown powerful enemy. A Dark Imbalance is the final novel in the "Evergence" trilogy (see The Prodigal Sun and The Dying Light). As with the previous two tales, this science fiction with some fantasy elements is a thought provoking exciting tale due to the strong characterizations especially in this case of Morgan. The story line is fast-paced, as it seems as if events force Morgan to jump from one fire to another. Though it helps to have read the earlier two novels as references frequently return to them, fans of Star Trek will enjoy this book and the entire series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497611535
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Evergence , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 885,003
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sean Williams writes for children, young adults, and adults. He is the author of forty novels, ninety short stories, and the odd odd poem, and has also written in universes created by other people, such as those of Star Wars and Doctor Who. His work has won awards, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and been translated into numerous languages. His latest novel is Twinmaker, the first in a new series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level (he just received a PhD on the subject, so don’t get him started).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    Two Wrongs don't make a Right

    Returning to Sol system, with thousands of other ships & castes, the story starts to fall apart. The author disposes of whole groups with no rhyme or reason, and supposedly it's all so Roche can decide for a group of Transendents what to do about the clone warriors. But it's fixed--Cane has lied the whole time, and betrays her at the end, saying they intend to wipe humans, of all types & castes--out of the galaxy, even though Roche has spared them. It's stupid--'two wrongs don't make a right' and there are ALWAYS other alternatives. The author is just making it up as he goes--and he did a poor job of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    The usual problem

    The three-book Evergence series is an entertaining space opera, but it suffers from the malady which affects so much SF; an absolutely terrible, we-don't- know-what-to-do-now clunker of an ending. A shame, really, because the rest of the story is quite good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2002

    Good series, bad ending

    I quite enjoyed this series of books, especially as the authors are fellow Aussies. I was enjoying this one as much as the previous two until I came to the ending. Its horrible and feels tacked on. Nothing's really resolved, I felt as though there was still a novel or so of story to go. The 'revelation' at the end had been alluded to so much during the series that I felt it was a given. There was nothing surprising revealed and it all ended on a sour and unsatisfying note. Still, the rest of the story was good, just don't expect a great wrap up.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent SF

    After the debacle at the Palasion System station, Commonwealth of Empires Intel Agent Morgan Roche follows her former boss Jelina Heidid into the Sol System. Morgan knows she must stop Jelina and the other clone warriors from destroying mankind. However, something is happening in the Sol System as it sees if vessels have followed Morgan¿s ship into the system. <P>Morgan does not know who the real enemy is. For instance on her ship is Cane, a clone warrior, who insists he is human. However, one thing is certain, everyone in the vicinity of the Sol System wants a piece of Morgan. With only the mysterious ¿Box¿ that is now melded inside her mind from the events at Palasion, her esper Maii, and hopefully a loyal crew including Cane, Morgan prays that her destiny is to defeat an unknown powerful enemy. <P> A DARK IMBALANCE is the final novel in the EVERGENCE trilogy (see THE PRODIGAL sun and THE DYING LIGHT). As with the previous two tales, this science fiction with some fantasy elements is a thought provoking exciting tale due to the strong characterizations especially in this case of Morgan. The story line is fast-paced, as it seems as if events force Morgan to jump from one fire to another. Though it helps to have read the earlier two novels as references frequently return to them, fans of Star Trek will enjoy this book and the entire series. <P>Harriet Klausner

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