Demons at Rainbow Bridge

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San Val, Incorporated, Jan 1, 1998 - Fiction
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Three empires and their spheres of influence existed in uneasy proximity in the known galaxy. The Exchange, among whose hundreds of member worlds was Earth, was led by its cybernetic leaders. The Mizlaplan were long-lived, with high intelligence, and a mission to spread the word of the Cosmic All. The Mycohlians were parasitic beings who invaded other life forms like a virus, and controlled them. Oddly, all three empires had only one thing in common: demons.

Each had a legend of humanoid creatures with hooves and horns, representing supernatural power and unspeakable evil. The similarity of the legends across the galaxy had led some to theorize that they had some basis in fact. Unfortunately, they were right.

On an Earth-like planet in a region of space called Rainbow Bridge, an Exchange scouting expedition has found a mysterious structure with its mechanisms still functioning after unknown aeons. Within are the bodies of two horned creatures, gigantic in stature, perfectly preserved. Some races thought the demon world should be destroyed. The Mycohlians, who perversely revere the demons of their legends, wanted to make it a shrine. And some wanted to investigate. That was a fatal mistake for the investigators. The demons were not dead, just sleeping. And their wakening began a terror-filled nightmare for all the galaxy!

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Review: The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon #1)

User Review  - Ross - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book - A great mystery adventure. I haven't read all Jack's stuff, but really loved the Rings of the Masters (read that twice), and the Change Winds series. Certainly not hard ... Read full review

Review: The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon #1)

User Review  - John Sorensen - Goodreads

I was amazed at the complexity, richness and depth and fun of the series. This was the first book. The trilogy is incredibly ambitious. 3 different inter-galactic cultures, with 3 different core ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 1944, Jack L. Chalker earned a graduate degree in English and history from Johns Hopkins University. Between 1966 to 1978, Chalker taught history and geography in the Baltimore public school system, but now makes a living solely as a freelance writer. Chalker is the founder and sole owner of a publishing house, The Mirage Press, Ltd., which produces nonfiction and bibliographic works on science fiction and fantasy. Chalker has written Gods of the Well of Souls, a story of a ship-wrecked man, and The Changewinds, an account of two young women caught up in the fury of a powerful band of sorcerers. He has received numerous honors, including the Dedalus Award in 1983, the Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books award in 1984, the Skylark Award in 1985, and the Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award in 1979. Chalker lives in western Maryland.

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