Synopses & Reviews
The Dark Path
introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power. This force was the actual puppetmaster of the human-zor war and now wishes to bring both worlds under its madness inducing shadow. The Dark Ascent
brought into focus a secret conspiracy that is disrupting the balance of power on both a military and metaphysical level.
But the same ancient philosophy of the zor race that prophesized "the Dark Wing" has also foreseen a hero that will meet the new menace--a hero now mystically embodied in a rebellious space commodore by the name of Jackie Lappierre.
Now in The Dark Crusade as armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace is forced to confront a zor human alliance that has been warned, their covert and insidious plans of infiltration now exposed...but all is not as it seems to be. The "vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy, and the all-powerful puppetmasters that have lurked in the shadows have entered the endgame where the mysteries of alien prophecies may have already determined the outcome.
Though victory is hardly attained by either side in The Dark Crusade, the page turning and thought provoking climax will forever alter the fate of sentient life in the galaxy.
"...all should look forward to new entries in this thoughtful series."(Publishers Weekly)
"Hunt continues numerous plot lines from earlier volumes, but he never tangles them. His prose stays transparent, even as it shifts to metaphysical planes where the war against the true enemy is being waged. The work shows a strong affection for the military profession, while still being aware of its tendency to slip from honorable combat to heedless slaughter'.all should look forward to new entries in this thoughtful series."--Publishers Weekly
on The Dark Crusade
"...a fast paced story that should appeal to fans of space opera and military SF. Reminiscent of Orson Scott Card's military classic Ender's Game" --Library Journal on The Dark Wing
"Military science fiction ... something like Honor Harrington flavored with Babylon 5."--Kirkus Reviews on The Dark Wing
"Here's action, adventure, and intrigue the way C.S. Forrester would have told it."--William C.Dietz on The Dark Wing
The epic series that began in "The Dark Wing" continues with this latest entry. "Expands the bounds of military SF to touch on the philosophy and morality of war" ("Publishers Weekly").
About the Author
Walter H. Hunt
has nearly twenty years experience in high tech as a software engineer and technical writer. His writing reflects an abiding interest in history, his area of college study, but science fiction has been his favorite reading material since he watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon when he was but a lad. He is an active freemason and a lifelong baseball fan. He lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. The Dark Crusade
is his third novel.