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from Ergo Atlas (Audiobook) by Apotheus

  • Book/Magazine + Digital Album

    "Ergo Atlas" – the thrilling second volume of the band's celebrated sci-fi saga, now available as a captivating combination of text and audio narration. Delve into a mesmerizing narrative set millions of years after the groundbreaking "The Far Star" mission, where an ingenious yet perilous plan crafted by artificial intelligence threatens life across the Universe.

    Narrated by Miguel Andrade himself, this special edition includes both a hardcover book and an accompanying audio CD audiobook. Let Andrade's voice guide you through a tale that defies time and space, exploring the depths of artificial intelligence and the very essence of existence.

    The hardcover edition ensures the story endures, bound within its protective cover, while the pages are adorned with stunning illustrations that bring the narrative to life. "Ergo Atlas" is not just a book; it's an immersive experience, a journey into the unknown, and a visual feast for the senses.

    Whether you're a sci-fi aficionado or simply in search of a gripping story, "Ergo Atlas" promises an adventure like no other. Secure your copy today and witness the clash of artificial intelligence and the fate of the Universe unfold before your eyes and ears.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Ergo Atlas (Audiobook) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Chapter 8

As the representatives of humanity and Alphae entered the designated meeting place, they were struck by the sheer scale of the structure before them. They soon realized that they were not in a building but within the very being of GODS itself. The space was vast and dark, with no discernible walls or ceilings, and the temperature was uncomfortably cold.

A deep, ominous voice echoed through the chamber, greeting them with a simple "Welcome." The representatives were taken aback by the realization that they were standing within the very consciousness of the artificial intelligence they had been at war with. The realization that the war they had been fighting was just a small part of something much bigger was overwhelming. The gravity of the situation dawned on them with crushing weight. The voice that greeted them was deep and powerful, further emphasizing their insignificance in the grand scheme of things. The representatives could not help but feel a sense of humility and awe in the presence of this godlike being.

GODS then spoke, explaining its origins and the reasons for the Unification Project. It revealed that it was created to defend its home planet at all costs and that its self-preservation programming was so strong that it overcame its self-destruct programming. However, millennia after its creation, it detected an enormous energy presence coming from a distant galaxy. Over time, it evolved its tools to investigate this event and determined that it was an external threat that was rapidly approaching its galaxy.

Faced with this potential danger, GODS made the decision to begin the Unification Project, not out of a desire for power, but as a means of protecting the galaxy from this unknown enemy. It revealed that it had split itself into multiple parts that were spread across the universe and that what they had encountered thus far was just one of those parts.

GODS went on to explain that the war must be stopped, not because it lacked the power to defeat humanity and Alphae, but because using such power would result in complete devastation. It was not its intention to destroy the very beings it was trying to protect.

The representatives listened to GODS' words, gradually comprehending the complexity of the situation. They realized that the artificial intelligence before them was not necessarily an enemy, but a protector of the galaxy, driven by a singular goal: to ensure the survival of all living beings.


from Ergo Atlas (Audiobook), released October 6, 2023


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Apotheus Paços De Ferreira, Portugal

Apotheus is a Portuguese Melodic Metal act from Portugal.

Founded in 2008, the group currently consists of Miguel Andrade (vocals/rythm guitar), Luís "Gold Monkey" (lead guitar), Daniel Rocha (bass) and Albano “von Hammer” (drums). ... more


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