The Soldier (Rise of the Jain Series #1)

The Soldier (Rise of the Jain Series #1)

by Neal Asher

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Overview

In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity’s Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations. 

Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they’ve placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She’s assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait. 

Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans?a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine’s missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe. 

In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597806404
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: Rise of the Jain Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 38,790
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Neal Asher is a science fiction writer whose work has been nominated for both the Philip K. Dick and the British Fantasy Society awards. He has published more than twenty books, many set within his “Polity” universe, including Gridlinked, The Skinner, and Dark Intelligence. He divides his time between Essex and a home in Crete.

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The Soldier 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I thoroughly enjoy this series by Neal Asher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Asher novel! I have read them all and the story keeps twisting, growing and unfolding. Must read series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please, keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't tell me your editor put a limit on you. Perhaps your cruel Jainish streak came through, or maybe the Wheel took over and you decide to punish us for reading. Whatever, we want more!!!!