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The Rosetta Codex

(2005)
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Cale Alexandros was five years old when the path of his life was irrevocably altered. As the scion of a wealthy and powerful family, he enjoyed a privileged existence - until his family's starship was attacked en route to Morningstar, the lone outpost of civilization on a savage planet known as Conrad's World. In an escape ship, Cale crash-landed in the wilds, and was picked from the wreckage by nomads.

For years, Cale is forced to endure life as a slave, sold and shuffled from one group of brutish thugs to another - until a trader recognizes a glimmer of promise in Cale's eyes, and frees him. Cale travels far and wide, but he never forgets what happened long ago, in the desert wastes . . . when, in a strange, ancient temple, he found a book with pages made of a strange metal, and writings he could not identify.

When he finally reaches Morningstar, he comes to realize that the book is a key to understanding a language never heard by mankind, an alien dialect. It also holds a secret that some people want to learn, a treasure that some want for themselves, and a revelation that some will do anything to control.


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April 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Rosetta Codex
Author(s): Richard Paul Russo
ISBN: 0-441-01389-9 / 978-0-441-01389-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rosetta Codex
Author(s): Richard Paul Russo
ISBN: 1-84149-298-1 / 978-1-84149-298-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rosetta Codex
Author(s): Richard Paul Russo
ISBN: 0-441-01330-9 / 978-0-441-01330-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Trade
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December 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rosetta Codex
Author(s): Richard Paul Russo
Publisher: Ace
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