Fortune's Rising

Fortune's Rising

Fortune has a secret.

Humanity, in its struggle to escape its own planet's demise, began sending colony ships from Earth almost seven hundred years ago in the desperate hope a handful would find some place habitable to human life and be able to continue our species. Only one ship survived.

It only survived because it found a vast swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all utterly abandoned. Alien megastructures cold and lifeless. Alien vehicles left in panicked lines, sealed from the inside, no corpses within. Empty space stations, with no one to run them but the dust. Resources everywhere, ripe for the taking.

But Fortune is different. Of all the planets colonized by humans after the chaos of Migration, this single, jungle-infested colony on the very edge of the known universe holds the key to the alien collapse…and to humanity’s survival. Everywhere else, advanced alien ruins mar every surface, every planetoid, every debris ring and asteroid, but of the creatures that made them, there is no sign. On Fortune, something survives…

Unfortunately for humanity, while time is running out, a rebellion is brewing, one that could save our species—or consign it to dust like the aliens that came before us. Now, seven hundred years after our first brush with extinction, the fate of the human race once again rests on the shoulders of a few: a seven-year-old sociopath and her combat-gifted big sister, a man who’s dreamed of the future, an infamous smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to destroy the rebel cause.

This time, however, the stakes are higher. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.

An epic, post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure that will make you hold your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in the end question what, exactly, it means to be human. *FOR CURRENT FANS OF THE OUTER BOUNDS SERIES: This is the THIRD edition of Outer Bounds 1: Fortune's Rising. To celebrate the return of the Outer Bounds' series to its creator, Sara King added a bonus 17,500 word novella to this edition detailing Anna's rescue of Milar from the Nephyrs, as well as some fantastic book-derived art by bestselling graphic artist Lance MacCarty. It also has timeline fixes and minor edits to better synch it with the rest of the series. Plus it just looks cooler.

Title:Fortune's Rising
Edition Language:English
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    Fortune's Rising Reviews

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ I've read a couple of Sara King's books now and what readers can expect is: a LOT of pages, violence, heavy torture, everyma...

  • M

    Kindle freebie. Tortured Han Solo seeks "sexually liberated" Teenytiny PrincessSweetieCupcake to see past his scars and gosh-darned virginity to save the world. Can't swing a dead cat without smacking...

  • Kim B

    With a mix of fantasy, an element of the erotic/romance genre, OB embraces a number of genres as the story goes along, but I'd classify it primarily as Sci-Fi. You have your hero's and or heroine's, y...

  • E

    This story kept me on the edge of my seat. Several stories, seemingly unlinked, wove around to make an intriguing plot. There is plenty of room for the readers mind to strategize what is going on with...

  • Sue

    Hmph. GoodReads' ranking system doesn't always mesh with my own. On GraveTells, I would have given this a 4.0 but on GoodReads "Liked it" is a 3, so 3 it is. I'm not even going to try to sum up what t...

  • Sue Schofield

    Sara King has become one of my must read authors. Her stories are all character driven. OB has a large cast of characters. Some appear 'good' to start with and I slowly realised I didn't like them at ...

  • Michael

    Yup,Sara King remains one of my fave new authors. Action, humor, character development, huge books coming out frequently (Hear that Mr. George RR Martin?). I'm in it for the long haul eagerly waiting ...

  • Reader4Life

    I’m not sure how to define the ideal audience for this lengthy sci-fi novel. =1= Readers who appreciate heinous and varied torture and violence. (Someone must appreciate it for the contrast it creat...

  • AudioBookReviewer

    ABR's original Fortune’s Rising audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Warning: Extreme violence and graphic torture scenes that may disturb sensitive listeners or young...

  • Andy Coleman

    A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:WTF? If you read the description of this book and thought it sounded good, I've got some bad news. It, in no way, reflects the actual story. The book description could better be ...