Antarktos Rising - A Novel

By Jeremy Robinson

A phenomenon often called crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and inflicting numerous deaths. within the wake of the worldwide disaster, the realm struggles to maintain its displaced billions. yet Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a brand new desire. instead of salary a global conflict no state can undergo, the top international locations devise a contest, a race to the guts of Antarctica, with the 3 victors dividing the continent. it really is inside this race that Mirabelle Whitney, one of many few surviving specialists at the continent, grouped with an American certain forces unit, unearths herself. however the hazards expecting the group are a long way worse than feared; past the bitter historical past of a torn kin, past the nefarious intentions in their human enemies, past the traditional creatures reborn via anhydrobiosis-there are the Nephilim. the realm races to assert a brand new continent, basically to discover it already taken.

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China has no time to attend for the terror of guys. ” The soldier stood directly to regain a few of his specialist posture. “Sir, there have been sounds within the jungle, like struggling with. ” “I didn’t pay attention any gunfire. ” “Not weapons, sir. ” the guy appeared down at his machete. “Sir, I led a moment staff of ten into the jungle after them. We stumbled on the bodies—” Concealing his boiling feelings grew to become a problem. He’d suffered casualties with out a shot being fired. It used to be shameful. “They had . . . sir, they . . . ” “Take me to them. ” the fellow appeared relieved that he didn’t need to converse anymore. He bowed, spun round, and moved quickly again towards front of the road. Zhou him, noticing the whispers filtering in the course of the ranks. He’d need to placed an finish to this. Zhou cleared front line, striding hopefully, as if not anything had ruffled his feathers. the boys might keep on with his lead. He barked an order on the entrance traces. Thirty males fast fell in in the back of him, guns on the prepared. The reporting soldier led them ahead into the jungle. “They’re simply beyond,” the fellow acknowledged, nodding his head towards the comb. Zhou nodded, ordered the boys to fall in the back of yet to stick prepared, and stepped past the comb. What he chanced on at the different part was once not like something he’d noticeable in all his years of army carrier. He’d visible males shot and stabbed, even blown to bits. yet not anything crowned the scene he now confronted. 4 males, stripped in their uniforms, lay at the flooring, headless and quartered. Zhou bent down and inspected the closest physique, taking care to not step within the transforming into pool of blood. The limbs had now not been lower loose; they’d been pulled. The wrists and ankles of the physique have been overwhelmed the place whatever had taken carry and yanked. The shoulder bone of the arm at Zhou’s toes protruded from the torn flesh. The heads, frozen in a twist of anguish, lay jointly numerous toes away. a few have been overwhelmed. simply because the soldier had stated, Lei used to be nowhere to be visible. Having noticeable the carnage, he wouldn't blame his son for fleeing, if that’s what had occurred. Zhou inspected the encircling region. He came across huge patches of overwhelmed terrain the place whatever heavy had walked. taking a look up, he spotted numerous damaged tree limbs. The attackers got here from above. Zhou had visible adequate. He pounded again during the brush and shouted a command that snapped the entire men’s guns up towards the timber. After returning to the ranks 5 males brief, Zhou grew to become to the guy who had led the second one staff and pronounced the development. “What is your identify? ” “Jun Shan,” the fellow responded. “Take Lei’s position. Lead the lads round then resume on track. No preventing. preserve the lads jointly. we won't be taken off protect back. ” Jun nodded. “Yes, sir. And what of Captain Lei, sir? ” “If he returns, welcome him. when you locate his physique, tell me. If he doesn't go back . . . he's misplaced to us. ” Jun nodded back. Zhou back to his place on the middle of the crowd. the assumption of leaving his son to an enemy was once worse than the belief of taking pictures him for desertion. A pang of guilt struck Zhou as he discovered he’d assumed the worst of his son.

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