Homecoming by Brian Harad (The Unari Experiment #1)
English | 2019 | Sci-Fi | ePUB | 1.6 Mb
Homecoming : Drowning in a sea of scandal, U.S. President Harry Drummond is thrown an unexpected lifeline—a proposal for a trade agreement from not one but two alien species, the Thunerians and Unarians. All they want is the son of Unari’s Queen, left behind during a visit 55 years ago to save his life. Genetically disguised as a human, Byron Hollington was raised by surrogate parents, completely unaware of his true origins. He’s content with his life and family… which are ripped away when Drummond trades him to the Unarians for a new energy source. Abducted by an alien operative, Byron, now addressed as Thundercloud, wakes aboard a spacecraft crewed by beings out of mythology. His Unarian DNA has already been activated: He’s now massive and quadrupedal. Already bitter, he despairs when his captors realize his transformation has misfired, leaving him without the instincts and telekinetic powers that are second nature to Unarians. Helpless and still mentally human, Thundercloud is just beginning to accept his fate as he reaches his new home… where he immediately runs afoul of a brutal conspiracy.
“The President was still distracted as the phone rang for the tenth time, and a siren sounded in an attempt to draw someone’s attention—a tactic undertaken if the phone rang when the President was not in the office. He snapped back to reality and picked up the phone. His voice was shaky, as he had no idea what to expect: “P…P… President Drummond.”
There was a series of beeps on the other end, then a calm but odd-sounding voice said, “Mr. President. Please listen before responding, as you will undoubtedly have many questions. I am Emperor Nojakuu of the Thunerian Alliance. I trust you have been briefed by your Intelligence agencies about us?”
The President just sat there for a moment, unable to speak, wondering, Is this really happening? Am I to believe that I am literally on the phone with the leader of an alien species?” He was unsure, so he continued with caution. “Mr., excuse me, Emperor? Nonjako, Nukakoo? I’m sorry. I’m just… well, wait. How were you able to contact me on this phone? This is a secure and monitored line.”
Emperor Nojakuu responded in the same tone as before, “Mr. President, one of the reasons you have this emergency telephone is so I can speak with the leader of the United States whenever it is warranted. In any case, we have technology that is far superior to your own at this point. There is very little we do not know when it comes to your technology. However, before I can answer the many questions you no doubt have, I need to speak with you first about a matter of upmost urgency and importance. Please be advised that under no circumstances are you or your planet in any danger.”