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The Forces Determined to Rule the World-or Destroy it-had Won the Battle at Sea, but Edmund Talbot had a Surprise Waiting for Them on Dry Land. Science fiction adventure by the author of the New York Times best sellers When the Devil Dances and Hell's Faire.

In the distant future, the world was a paradise-and then, in a moment, it was ended by the first war in centuries. People who had known godlike power, to whom hunger and pain were completely unknown, desperately scrabbled to survive. As the United Free States, the bastion of freedom and center of opposition to the tyrants of New Destiny, prepared for the long-feared invasion by the Changed legions of Ropasa, Edmund Talbot realized that bureaucratic ineptitude and overconfidence was setting the USF naval forces of ships and dragons up for a disastrous defeat at sea. His fears came true, and the destruction of the fleet seemingly left the UFS open for a full scale invasion. But Talbot had new concepts and strategies ready to put into effect, along with new technical innovations from his brilliant engineer. He survived an assassination attempt and quickly assembled a formidable land force combining cavalry, longbowmen, Roman style legions, and dragons for airborne assault. The fascist forces of New Destiny thought that their war was all but concluded, and world domination within their grasp. Edmund Talbot was ready to show them just how wrong they were. . . .

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Set in a distant future, Ringo's latest novel is the story of the United Free States facing a full-scale invasion. The fascist forces of New Destiny believe world domination is just within their grasp, but engineer Edmund Talbot is ready to show them just how wrong they are.

About the Author

John Ringo had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. This left him with a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanity and a permanent aversion to foreign food. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, he brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction. His novels for Baen include the four novels in the New York Times best-selling Posleen Invasion series (A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and Hell's Faire), the two (so far) novels in his new far-future series (There Will be Dragons and Emerald Sea), and three collaborations with New York Times best-selling author David Weber (March Upcountry, March to the Sea and March to the Stars).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743498845
Author:
Ringo, John
Publisher:
Baen Books
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Dictators
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
The Council Wars
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.74x6.40x1.41 in. 1.28 lbs.

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