The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon #1)

The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon #1)

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by Jack L. Chalker
     
 

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Three empires existed in uneasy proximity in the known galaxy. They all have one thing in common--demons. In a region of space called Rainbow Bridge, an Exchange scouting expedition has found a mysterious structure with its mechanisms still functioning after unknown aeons. Within are bodies of two gigantic, horned creatures, perfectly preserved--or are they alive?  See more details below

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Three empires existed in uneasy proximity in the known galaxy. They all have one thing in common--demons. In a region of space called Rainbow Bridge, an Exchange scouting expedition has found a mysterious structure with its mechanisms still functioning after unknown aeons. Within are bodies of two gigantic, horned creatures, perfectly preserved--or are they alive?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the start of another splendid adventure series, Chalker ( The Changewinds Saga ) posits a galaxy ruled by three multi-specied empires: the Exchange, based on (very) free enterprise; the Mizlaplan, where religious perfection is sought; and the feudal Mycohl. Humans are represented in all three. An Exchange vessel mapping a distant frontier finds demons--a common image in the folklore of all known races--in suspended animation and sends an emergency warning. Each empire dispatches a team to investigate. Three sections of the book, told from the perspectives of each of the cultures, describe team members and how they were created. The three vessels converge on the planet where the warnings originated to find the first expedition destroyed and demons gone. The end of the first volume leaves the Exchange team trapped in the demons' edifice, apparently a multi-dimensional tesseractok , about to follow the other two teams into unknown worlds. Chalker's humans and aliens, and their political credos, are extremely well drawn, the shifting points of view gaining sympathy for all three sides. The only villains so far are the demons. ( Sept. )

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671878870
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Quintara Marathon Series, #1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.24(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is a great book if you want a good edge of your seat thriller. I dont think i have ever read a novel like this by any other author. If you do read this book, be prepared for some confuseing reading, as it contains many stories, that in one way or another tie into each other. But also remember that this book is not for the younger readers, because of adult language and situations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read! If you like Simmon's Hyperion, Straczynski's Babylon 5, Cameron's ALIENS, and Long's The Descent you'll love Chalker's Quintara Marathon trilogy. Sure wish the Quintara Marathon was adapted to film or television. Maybe someday.