Having been haunted by the past and enslaved by the present, James Griffin-Mars is taking control of the future. Earth is a toxic, sparsely inhabited wasteland - the perfect hiding place for a fugitive ex-chronman to hide from the authorities. James has allies, scientists he rescued from previous centuries. James also has enemies. They include the full military might of benighted solar system ruled by corporate greed and a desperate fear of what James will do next.
"michael bay is gonna fuck this movie up. hope not."
Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world, and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.
"excellent story well narrated"
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.
The sequel to The Lives of Tao. The Prophus and the Gengix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Gengix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and Tao to save the world. Oh, dear...
"Not quite as fun as the first book"
Alien spies, bloody politics, and apocalyptic world war action in this stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao trilogy. Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and is poised on the edge of a devastating new world war. A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.
"If you read and liked the previous two, read this"
Cameron Tan wouldn't have even been in Greece if he hadn't gotten a 'D' in Art History. Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he's doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life - spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate. Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country.
"worst Tao of all - did I miss it's Young Adult?"
Roens aufreibendes Leben als Geheimagent im Dienste der außerirdischen Prophus geht weiter - und wird immer turbulenter, denn ihre Gegenspieler, die Genjix, haben einen wahrhaft diabolischen Plan ausgeheckt. Roen und Tao, wie immer zwei Seelen in einer Brust, kommen ihnen zwar auf die Schliche, aber das Problem ist: Um ihren Plan zu vereiteln, muss sich Roen mit seiner Ex-Frau versöhnen. Nur gut, dass niemand weiß, dass das Schicksal der Welt von einem zerstrittenen Ehepaar abhängt.
Action, Abenteuer und Aliens - Wesley Chus SF-Thriller "Die Leben des Tao" ist der Auftakt einer Trilogie, in der sich ein durchschnittlicher Nerd zum Top-Geheimagenten mausert. Seit Anbeginn der Zeiten wird das Schicksal der Menschheit insgeheim von Aliens gelenkt, die als körperlose Parasiten einige der einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten der Geschichte kontrolliert haben: Dschingis Khan etwa, Napoleon oder Steve Jobs. Und fast ebenso lange tobt unbemerkt ein heftiger Krieg.