X-Men: Empire's End

X-Men: Empire's End

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by Diane Duane, Ron Lim, Bob McLeod
     
 

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A cosmic adventure with the fate of the galaxy at stake! Shi'ar scientists have learned of a creature that devours galaxies and is heading towards Shi'ar space. Beset by panicked people and several assassination attempts, Empress Lilandra must call upon the X-Men for their assistance--for the galaxy eater will target Earth next.

But the price for stopping

Overview

A cosmic adventure with the fate of the galaxy at stake! Shi'ar scientists have learned of a creature that devours galaxies and is heading towards Shi'ar space. Beset by panicked people and several assassination attempts, Empress Lilandra must call upon the X-Men for their assistance--for the galaxy eater will target Earth next.

But the price for stopping the creature may be higher than the X-Men expect. They must use a device that increases their powers a thousand-fold to drive the creature back. A process that could destroy them...or make them insane with power!

Based on the Marvel characters the X-Men.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although Duane began her writing career with fantasy (The Door Into Fire, etc.), she has also produced some of the most memorable Star Trek books (Spock's World; Dark Mirror), as well as several Spiderman tie-ins (The Venom Factor, etc.). Here, she brings to life Marvel Comics' popular team of mutant superheroes, the X-Men. Professor Charles Xavier, mentor and de facto leader of the X-Men, receives a call for assistance from his true love, Lilandra, empress of far-off Shi'ar. An alien lifeform that "eats" stars is approaching Shi'ar space, and Lilandra asks the X-Men to help stop the creature. Using a Shi'ar device that boosts their mutant abilities to godlike levels, the X-Men must face off with the alien invader and also deal with the lure of wielding their dangerously enhanced powers. Their struggles are further complicated by intrigues rippling through Lilandra's court, for the longer Lilandra avoids taking a consort of her own race and producing an heir, the more tenuous is her power. Duane breathes considerable life into these franchise characters, but the conventions of comic-book plotting and melodramatic dialogue make this novel most suitable for X-Men fans. Line drawings. (Oct.) FYI: The X-Men comics sell 20 million copies a year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399143342
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/27/1997
Series:
X-Men Series
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

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X-Men: Empire's End 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Once i started I couldnt put the book down. This is a Great X-Men book....well actually, all the X-men books Great!! I suggest this book to anyone who can stand reading really small words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was ok. I mean anything with x-men in it has to be great! I didn't think there was enough action though and it was a little confusing to follow. You should know a decent backround on the X-men before getting this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great but one problem. At one of the chapters there was alot of fluff. But other than that I truly think it was a great book. I would reccomend this novel to any sci fi fan or X-men fans. The action is detailed word by word, and has a great insight to all the charactors. Pick this book up and you will not be dissapionted!!!!.