Against the Odds [NOOK Book]

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IMPLOSION!

The worst has happened: Fleet is tearing Itself apart. Some of the mutineers see injustice in the unequal spread of the rejuvenation drugs that offer virtual immortality to the rich; others are simply thirsty for power, or for blood. The Loyalists, meanwhile, fight desperately to preserve the rule of law In Familias Regnant space.

But when Esmay Suiza-Serrano Is ...
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Overview

IMPLOSION!

The worst has happened: Fleet is tearing Itself apart. Some of the mutineers see injustice in the unequal spread of the rejuvenation drugs that offer virtual immortality to the rich; others are simply thirsty for power, or for blood. The Loyalists, meanwhile, fight desperately to preserve the rule of law In Familias Regnant space.

But when Esmay Suiza-Serrano Is unceremoniously booted out of Fleet, the apparent victim of Family politics, she has no Idea of the whirlwind of conflict Into which she is about to be drawn. As the noose tightens on galactic civilization, great battles will be fought and greater loves affirmed ... and old friends will meet their destinies.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148525509
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Series: The Serrano Legacy , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 102,312
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Moon has degrees in history and biology, served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, was elected to public office, and spent six years as a paramedic on a rural Texas ambulance service. Her much acclaimed novels include The Deed of Paksenarrion, an epic fantasy, the "Heris Serrano" series; and two nationally bestselling collaborations with Anne McCaffrey, Sassinak and Generation Warriors. Her recent novel Remnant Population was acclaimed by Anne McCaffrey (". . . marvelously empathic insights . . . pure satisfaction . . .") and Ursula K. LeGuin (". . . a book full of pleasures.") and was a Hugo Award finalist. Her last novel was Change of Command, to which Against the Odds is a sequel. Moon lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband and their son.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    This Book Was a Very fitting tribute to all those that have died in battle

    I have to apoligize ahead of time, because I am not a writer. I have read all of the books in this series and this one was most captivating. Elizabeth Moon is a very talented writer and can bring the plot to life. I feel that getting this book in hard cover was very worth it. I am very glad I did not wait for the paperback. The last chapter very nicely puts how I feel about the military personel and how the general public percieves them. Thank You Elizabeth Moon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2005

    Rousing conclusion despite dangling plot threads

    Esmay Suiza knows that marrying Barin Serrano against the wishes of both their families will have consequences, but she doesn't anticipate being dismissed from the Fleet on the orders of a Serrano admiral. As Esmay makes her way to Castle Rock, in hopes that her friend Brun Meager-Thornbuckle (of the Familias Regnant) may help, she has no idea that Barin has come close to dying in battle. Traveling aboard a trade-ship that doesn't normally carry passengers keeps her insulated from much of what's happening in the rest of Familias space, as the Fleet is torn apart by mutiny and Brun's family finds itself under attack from within. This seventh volume brings the Heris Serrano/Esmay Suiza series to a rousing conclusion, as the characters we've come to love find their places in the universe and their meticulously drawn society meets its greatest crisis. I'm disappointed that the author leaves several plot threads unresolved (or at least not clearly so), but it's an excellent read just the same. Especially the last poignant, downright haunting chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2001

    Darn good.

    Lots of long slow spots, but the worldbuilding is fantastic (as always). The characters are first rate, deep, and beleivable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2000

    A Welcome Relief!

    After The vast disappointment of 'Change of Command', I almost waited for the paperback. But As I hoped this book brought the plot left so frustratingly unclimaxed in the previous book to a satisfying conclusion. One piece of advice, if you haven't read 'Change of Command' yet and intend to, buy this book too. Moon should have edited 'Change of Command' and 'Against The Odds' into one Great book.

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