The Engines of God - Part Two: Temple of the Winds: Chapters 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Temple of the Winds: Chapters 8 and 9 Summary

Aboard the DVT Jack Kraus and Jake Hoffer approaches another giant snowball. He touches down, spikes attaching themselves while sensors make the calculations necessary to move it into position. It takes four hours to put it into orbit around Quraqua. In just a few weeks, he and the other tug pilot Merry Cooper will begin aiming them at the planet. Harvey Sill instructs him to drop it into the Southern Sea - the Yakata. Jake reminds him the scientists are there and is told that he is to drop it sixteen hundred kilometers south of the Temple anyway. He argues that it will kill them, because the snowball he is on is the size of a mountain. Sill talks him into aiming a smaller one into the ocean. Jake...

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