A deadly plan reaches zero hour as ancient kings prepare to obliterate their kingdom on earth...
Two centuries after skydark, the oligarchy of the nine barons who have governed nuke-ravaged America endures—yet their control as plenipotentiaries of earth's first nonhuman inheritors rapidly diminishes. For as the myth that shrouds the planet's secret rulers is exposed by a handful of scientists and warriors dedicated to freeing humanity from the eternal yoke of slavery, the truth becomes more deadly...
Deep inside the moon, a dark and timeless place of unimaginable power and mystery, two ancient beings live on—the sole survivors of two mighty races whose battle to rule earth and mankind is poised to end after millennia of struggle and subterfuge. Now, in a final conflict, they are prepared to unleash a blood sacrifice of truly monstrous proportions that will obliterate earth and its solar system. At last Kane, Grant and Brigid Baptiste will confront their creators... and now, ultimately, their destroyers.
They were the eyes of a dragon, hungry and superior
She wanted to run, to hide away. Every cell in her body recoiled, every instinct blindly backed away in a xenophobic cringing.
Sam spoke to her, his voice soft and sibilant. "Not yet, Mother, I have yet to make the change. When that happens, you may look at me."
Erica realized he was manipulating the timbre and pitch so the vibrations would resonate sympathetically to the inner ear and stimulate the neuroenergy system. "Make the change to what?"
"I'm not sure yet of what I will be. A child of the hidden places, the perfect offspring of another great order of life, the living legacy of the Serpent Kings... the last of which enters into extinction this night."