The Last Days of Krypton

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In "The Last Days of Krypton", Kevin J. Anderson presents a sweeping tale of the pomp and grandeur, the intrigue and passion, and the politics and betrayals of a doomed world filled with brave heroes and cruel traitors. Against the spectacular backdrop of Krypton's waning halcyon days, there is the courtship and marriage of Kal-El's parents, the brilliant scientist Jor-El and his historian wife Lara. Together they fight to convince a stagnant, disbelieving society that their world is about to end. Jor-El's brother, Zor-El, mayor of the fabled Argo City, joins the struggle to not only save the planet, but also to fight against the menace of the ruthless and cunning General Zod.The diabolical Zod, future arch-enemy of Superman, avails himself of a golden opportunity to seize power when the android Brainiac captures the capitol city of Kandor. As Zod's grip on the populace tightens and his power grows, he too is blind to all the signs that point to the death of the very civilization he is trying to rule. Through all of this, the love of Jor-El and Lara for their history and their son allows for Krypton to live on even as the planet is torn apart around them.

For in the escape of their baby lies Krypton's greatest gift - and Earth's greatest hero. "The Last Days of Krypton" is a timeless, ground-breaking exploration of a world that has never been fully defined, and reveals the extraordinary origins of a legend that has never ceased to amaze and astound generation after generation.

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