|Stargate Atlantis: Dead End|
30 May, 2009
Trapped on a planet being swallowed by a killing ice age, Colonel Sheppard and his team are rescued by the Forgotten - a race abandoned by those who once protected them, and condemned to watch their world die.
But when Teyla is abducted by the mysterious 'Banshees', Sheppard and his team risk losing their only chance of getting home in a desperate bid to save Teyla and to lead the Forgotten to a land remembered only in legend.
An officially released extract from chapter 2:
“This isn’t good,” Sheppard growled. “Oh, this is really not good...”
The HUD ran with strange figures. The Jumper lurched sideways, scraping along the edge of the wormhole limits. McKay was thrown roughly against Ronon as the Jumper listed crazily.
“What is happening?” Teyla yelled.
“Ask McKay!” Sheppard snapped, battling for control of the Jumper.
“What? This isn’t my fault!” McKay protested, heart thumping with alarm. “This didn’t happen to the MALP!”
Unbuckling himself with fumbling fingers, McKay stumbled over to a control panel in the rear of the Jumper — and was nearly hurled straight into it by a fresh yaw sideways. “Keep this thing on the road, will you?”
“You wanna fly?” Sheppard looked like he was struggling to maintain control.
“We’ve got massive power loss,” shouted McKay, desperately flicking a series of controls. “We’ll need to use the Jumper’s own supply to get us out.”
Teyla gave him a sharp look. “Can you do it?”
“If I can’t, we’re beyond screwed!”