Bones of Empire (#2)

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On the surface, the Uman Empire seems as glorious as ever, with its citizens reveling in their proud civilization, the Legions defending its borders, and the Emperor ruling benevolently over all. But in truth, the alien Vord are pushing deeper into Uman space even as the noble families maneuver for power within a waning Empire. For Xeno Corps Centurion Jak Cato, all that matters is that he’s still alive. After a disastrous mission that almost cost him everything, he’s returning to the Imperial capital of Corin with his beloved Alamy for well-deserved down time—which soon becomes no time. For as Cato watches a grand procession, he catches a glimpse of his mighty Emperor—and in one horrifying instant, recognizes him as Fiss Verafti, the murderous Sagathi shape-changer Cato had just hunted down, in disguise As the Empire strains under attacks from within and without, Cato doggedly investigates the mystery of how Verafti made his way from the grave to the throne and when he does discover the truth, it will change the entire galaxy—forever…

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