By Daniel Polansky
They enslaved humanity 3 thousand years in the past. Tall, robust, excellent, superhuman and close to immortal they rule from their glittering palaces within the everlasting urban within the centre of the area. they're referred to as these Above by means of their topics. They implement their will with fireplace and sword.
Twenty 5 years in the past mankind mustered a military and rose up opposed to them, purely to be slaughtered in a bad conflict. desire died that day, yet hatred survived. Whispers of one other rebellion are commencing to stir within the hearts of the oppressed: a girl, widowed within the struggle, who has devoted her lifestyles to revenge; the final, the one guy to ever defeat a kind of Above in unmarried strive against, summoned forth to elevate a brand new legion; and a boy killer who rises from the gutter to guide an rebellion within the capital.
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