The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Lives of Tao

Tao #1

Wesley Chu

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous fast-paced

460 pages | first published 2013


When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn’t. He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth be...
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