StarCraft: Devil’s Due – Description

The StarCraft: Devils Due book by New York Times Best Selling author Christie Golden will be available for sale at bookstores on April 11, 2011.

Description

It was at times like this that Jim Raynor, former marine lance corporal, proud citizen of the Confederacy and erstwhile farm boy, felt most alive. At the speed at which he was urging the vulture, the wind cooled his face so that the oppressive heat vanished. He felt like a wolf hunting down prey, except the purpose of today’s adventure was not the death of a living being but the death of the empty state of Raynor’s and Tychus’s wallets. This was a cargo train, not a passenger train, and inside its silvery innards was—if Tychus’s tip was right, and Jim had every reason to believe it would be—a very lovely, very large safe filled with Confederate credits.

“Why, it’s a rescue mission, Jim,” Tychus had rumbled, his blue eyes dancing with good humor as he had filled Raynor in on the plan. “Those poor creds—they’d just be condemned to lining the pockets of some Old Families who don’t need any more money. Or else put to some nefarious scheme that could hurt somebody. It’s our duty—hell, it’s our calling—to liberate them creds to where they could do something that really mattered.”

“Like buying us drinks, women, and steak dinners.”

“That’s a good start.”

“You’ve got a heart of gold, Tychus. I’ve never met such an altruistic man in my life. I got goddamn tears in my eyes.”

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.”

Jim grinned as he recalled the conversation. He and Tychus were behind the train, catching up to it quickly. He stayed right and Tychus veered left. Tychus crossed over the maglev tracks, adjusting the magnetic frequency on his bike to compensate so that he, like the train itself, could cross easily. Jim increased his speed, moving alongside the maglev until the right car came into view. He and Tychus had spent hours analyzing all kinds of transportation vessels over the last few years, sometimes simply from blueprints or images, but usually up close and personal, as they were about to do now. They had “liberated” other credits before—it seemed to them like hundreds of thousands over the years, although the liberated credits never seemed to stay with them very long. That was all right too. It was part of the ride that life had become.

***

The year is 2494. Almost five years ago, Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay were members of the Heaven’s Devils, an elite Confederate marine unit praised for its nerves of steeland combat expertise. After making a stand against their corrupt commanding officer, the two men were forced to go AWOL or risk being unjustly prosecuted and resocialized.

Now, Raynor and Findlay are outlaws hounded by an unyielding interstellar marshal. Life, however, has never been better. Each day is another chance to pilfer more credits from the Confederacy’s deep coffers. Each night holds the promise of spending their hard-earned profits in bars, brothels, and gambling halls. But a man can only run so far before the law—and his past—catch up with him. . . .

Devils’ Due recounts an unforgettable period of Jim Raynor’s life as he descends into the Koprulu sector’s criminal underworld alongside the street-savvy Findlay. Here, far from his humble upbringing on the fringe world of Shiloh, Raynor will face some of the most trying challenges of his life. The decisions he makes will alter his destiny forever and put his father’s oft-spoken wisdom, “A man is what he chooses to be,” to the ultimate test.

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  • Could you post the source of the image and the description, please? 🙂

    Anyway, the previous cover (red background instead of brown) looked way more awesome :P.

  • Blizzplanet is your main source for news on Blizzard Entertainment licensed products since 2002. Let’s leave it at that. =)

  • Well, I trust you, but if this comes from official catalog, I would like to have the link, for it includes a high-res image and “hints” to other and future catalogs that may include new information (I discovered Chronicles of War this way, remember? :P).

    • Well, I didn’t get this from the official Pocket Books 2011 Spring Catalog, so unfortunately I don’t have future books info and such.

      The Amazon store embed I put in this page links you to the Devil’s Due page. The description is there.

      I don’t think you can get high res images of book covers. I know for experience. I was given once a high resolution image, and that turned out to be an accident. The high res file was saved with the ‘LowRes’ text in the file name, so it ended up sent to me.

      So imagine how messy it got when I posted the High Res in the front page, and every other website and wiki that uses Blizzplanet as source copied the image and uploaded them into their own websites.

      There seems to be some sort of Legal end behind publishers preventing them from posting high res of front covers. When I say High Res, it was a very big size/resolution image and it got leaked into the web wilderness by accident.

      I say it openly because that person is no longer working there.

      I can provide you the straight link to the Devil’s Due image though. Just noticed you can’t copy the link by holding your mouse button, and the image script seems to lower the size some. The straight link shows a bigger image:

      http://www.blizzplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/starcraft-devils-due-cover.jpg

      Keep in mind one thing. This might be a placeholder, and not the final front cover. I don’t know that. It’s happened before.

      • Well, I always manage to extract high-res covers from the official places, you just have to edit the url a bit.

        And /sadface at it being Amazon, the official catalog is unfindable, and always brings information months before hand (Chronicles of War with Grom Hellscream in the cover, remember?).

        And well, by “high-res” I meant what you linked me :P. Thanks ;).