This isn't a standalone, characters and worldbuilding were established in previous books. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2005 , and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. When the Confederacy learns that a Ramanthian research outpost has developed a communications device that could win the war, an expedition sets out to capture the new technology. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers. As my first Dietz novel, I think I would be enticed to read more in the series. There is a good mix of dialogue, technology, and battles to keep it going and there is the one seemingly obligatory sex scene that is present in all the novels so far. Dietz, For Those Who Fell William C.
But, no, he hangs on to it while traveling to other worlds through jungles and deserts, for months. It appears their 12,000 or so drifting will be a prime story line going forward. This helps to cover the logic inconsistencies that pop-up from time to time. Found myself wanting to know more about the characters which is unusual for an action-thriller sci-fi novel. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war.
Thank the Lord I don't have any more of these books after this. Subplots give a background as to what's happening on the galactic stage. Is that sergeant left on the ship like any sane person would do? I can only assume the author did all this because he wanted to create a situation where a cyborg is taken captive, which he does unconvincingly. Bugs take over what humans want, hu We are going on a bug hunt. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow.
I will have to go back and find the first book to see what they were like. George R R Martin A Game of Thrones is the first of seven planned novels in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. A spouse or lover has been unfairly killed, or child or parent. Earth's final colonizing expedition was meant to build a new civilization, on a planet so distant even the Gbaba might never find it, and without the high-tech infrastructure whose emissions might betray its location. While the author's style adds little to push the edge of the envelope in SciFi it is, when action is presented, a fast paced exciting read.
Note on significant alien races in this book: Ramanthians: insect like aliens about to experience a population explosion when 5 billion eggs hatch. In a galaxy where alliances shift like sand, the Legion of the Damned is humanity's first line of defense-and often last hope-against its enemies. In particular, a young first lieutenant must lead his troops through the perils of jungle, desert and ambush by psychotic renegades. Humanity in a war against evil bugs, losing even, trying to get allies, both of them, playing political games, trying to gain technological edges. Leading the way is the series' newest hero, Lieutenant Antonio Santana, whose dangerous job is made all the more difficult when the overmatched allied force crash lands on the planet in two separate locations separated by a vast desert. I wish I had met them before they got to this stage of their existence. And he wants to be paid and paid well for this.
Ramanthians seem to hold the upper hand, as evidenced by the location of the new Confederation seat of government on the ice world of Naa, home of the legionnaires -- no other planet wanted to offer the unified government even a temporary home, for fear that the Ramanthians would once again target it for destruction. We are going on a bug hunt. Is that sergeant left on the ship like any sane person would do? And volatile First Lieutenant Antonio Santana is chosen to lead a special ops mission to seize their research facility, where a faster-than-ship communications antenna has been detected. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. He grew up in the Seattle area, served as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Washington, and has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, and television news writer, director and prod New York Times bestselling author William C. The mission is to destroy the enemy and grab the technology. The author absolutely insists on stupid story lines.
He grew up in the Seattle area, served as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Washington, and has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, and television news writer, director and producer. When faster-than-light technology is discovered in the alien Ramanthian In a galaxy where alliances shift like sand, the Legion of the Damned is humanity's first line of defense-and often last hope-against its enemies. Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself. He carries this brain box while wounded, hacking his way through jungles with a machete for what? And time is short because there's a Ramanthian fleet on the way, as well. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer and television producer, and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. While the human cyborg legionnaires remain the foundation of the epic story, intergalactic intrigue, deception, diplomacy and good old-fashioned warfare have long ago become the trademarks of the series. I liked the first couple and so splurged and bought the next four.
. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Bugs take over what humans want, humans go get it back. To ensure the survival of The Confederacy, the Legion of the Damned must establish a new capital on the planet Algeron--and seize faster-than-light technology from alien forces before it can be used against them. There are a couple of side stories to keep the characters developing.
But Jake refuses to give up, because humanity is facing its greatest threat yet. Unable to support this impending population explosion on their home planet, the Ramanthians need access to a lot of ships and the ability to seize control of additional planets to serve as homes for large numbers of the new hatchlings -- all things that their treachery allows them to lay claim to. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer and television producer, and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. The mission is to destroy the enemy and grab the technology. But the alien Ramanthians are not finished fighting. I wish I had met them before they got to this stage of their existence.