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By Force of Arms (Legion) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2000
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A DIFFERENT RACE
A "new" alien race, the Hudathans, has appeared, asking permission to settle in Confederacy space. Politics makes it happen, but with the arrangement comes...
A DIFFERENT DANGER
The Hudathans have been pursued for centuries, and through galaxies, by a fleet of bloodthirsty machines programmed to destroy them. And now a fanatical human has reprogrammed the killer technology -- to eliminate all sentient beings. The Confederacy and every one of its reluctant allies must unite to face the invasion, with a leader who is...
A DIFFERENT KIND OF HERO
General Bill Booly is leading the fight of his life. A battle for the future of every living being in the universe...
Top Customer Reviews
For the first time in the "series," the action follows quickly on the heels of the previous novel (By Blood Alone), and William Booley III rather than a next generation Booley retains his position of leadership in the new crisis facing the Confederacy. In the last novel, a new race of aliens, the Thraki, entered Confederate space, and thanks to a constant state of duplicity and posturing in the Confederate ranks, took up residence on a planet under the protection of the Clone Hegemony. The Hegemony originally hoped to use the Thraki, with its immense fleet, as an ace in the hole protecting their flank as they conspired to topple the Earth government and gain power for the secret interplanetary cabal they had secretly joined. The Thraki, in turn, hoped to use the Hegemony and, indeed, the whole Confederacy, as a massive shield against their pursuing enemies, the Sheen.Read more ›
All done, go home everyone? Sorry, But, that doesn't cut it for me. I have read Dietz because he has always delivered, Fast paced action, exceptional technology and a host of great charaters that make the Legion special. They are usually facing a dangerous & seriously competent enemy.
If anything it would seem that this book was an attempt at an easy way out to end the series. It seems that he was rushed and needed a quick ending. The result is a couple of interesting books that had some potential and then a let down.
The Thraki have just entered confederacy space and have asked permission to settle on some planets in the area. Seems like a reasonable request.
Unfortunately, the Thraki don't really tell the confederacy why they have moved into their space.
They are being chased by a fleet of 5000 warships called the Sheen because of their ships shield configuration. The Sheen fleet is controlled by the Hoon which is a machine intelligence. The Hoon has one goal , eliminate all the Thraki.
Soon the Sheen fleet approaches the confederacy and the confederacy must decide to help defend the Thraki or stand down.
The only problem is that after the Sheen eliminate the Thraki they just may do the same to the confederacy fleet. PLUS the Thraki may have other options and strategies the confederacy may not be aware of.
Thrilling space battles and a real twist at the end make this a book you can't put down.
HIGHLY recommended book and series (see full list below of titles in this series)
1.Legion Of The Damned (1993)
2.The Final Battle (1995)
3.By Blood Alone (1999)
4.By Force of Arms (2000)
5.For More Than Glory (2004)
6.For Those Who Fell (2005)
7.When All Seems Lost (2008)
8.When Duty Calls (2008)
9.A Fighting Chance (2011)
10.Andromeda's Fall (2012)
11.Andromeda's Choice (July 4, 2014)
12.Andromeda's War (2015)
I started this book without realizing that there had been one or possibly two prequels to this novel. Although the author references battles and people from the previous works, he does it such a way that don’t leave you frustrated. Perhaps the cast of thousands would be a little better to understand if you knew their backgrounds, but basically this story is about the hero and his friends trying to protect Earth and its brother planets against a race of approaching sentient ships. To present as strong a force as possible, Colonel Bill Booly must recruit a heavy-gravity planet of xenophobes, an insect race of subversive warriors, and a planet of clones. All these races have representatives in the congress and each have their own idea of how to proceed with the battle ahead.
The scene where he takes the representatives and puts them in a boot camp on a hostile planet is excellent and gets the desired result the colonel is looking for – the different races can work together to ensure everyone’s survival.
There’s lots of politics and behind the scene deals. There’s even a cabal attempting to destroy the congress. The sentient ships have a human counseling them, a slimy miner who wants to convert everyone to the Word of God (as interpreted by him) or else be destroyed. The ships only want to destroy one race, a cat-like group of nomads who have recently asked to join the confederation.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not my favorite in the series, but if you like the others you will like this onePublished 13 months ago by Brenton
Fun read but getting a little predictable. When you get the upper hand you need to use it. It does not make us less human for we are as predatory as any spices we might ever... Read morePublished on June 30, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I love all of the books in this series and was very sorry to see it end although there is one new book that predates the series startPublished on July 2, 2013 by Michael esters
This military oriented series is much more than an alien v human battle (yawn) The characters are fully fleshed and the plots are
intricate and the stories get and keep... Read more
Next in "The Legion of The Damned" series. Good follow on to the previous books and intro of some new charactors.Published on November 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer