Empire From the Ashes

Empire From the Ashes

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by David Weber
     
 

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WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU ...

Just a routine day in lunar orbit. That's all Lieutenant Commander Colin Maclntyre, USN, expected. Only a simple training mission to test a new survey instrument intended for the first manned American-Russian interstellar flight.

What he got was just a bit different.

First, there was the fact that Earth didn't

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WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU ...

Just a routine day in lunar orbit. That's all Lieutenant Commander Colin Maclntyre, USN, expected. Only a simple training mission to test a new survey instrument intended for the first manned American-Russian interstellar flight.

What he got was just a bit different.

First, there was the fact that Earth didn't actually have a Moon.

Then there was the three thousand-kilometer diameter alien starship pretending it was the Moon. And the millennia-old cybernetic intelligence that shanghaied him to serve as its crew.

Colin might have been forgiven for thinking that those were enough surprises for any one man, but there were a few other small problems.

Like the deadly mutiny which had been raging longer than the human race had existed on Earth ... and still wasn't over.

Or like the millions of other starships, crewed by genocidal aliens dedicated to the extermination of all possible competing life forms, which just happened to be headed straight towards Earth.

Or like the interstellar empire whose aid offered humanity's only hope for survival... except for the minor fact that its last emperor and all of his subjects had died forty-five thousand years ago.

Add in the occasional homicidal terrorist, religious fanatics convinced that the only good Maclntyre was a dead Maclntyre, a bic-weapon capable of killing every living thing on any planet, a super-bomb which could take out whole worlds, a starship drive which could destroy complete solar systems, and the need to organize the entire planet Earth— and all of its warring, mutually murderous factions—for a probably hopeless last-ditch defense, and Colin was convinced that things were just about as bad as they could possibly get.

Until he found out whose job it had just become to fix all those problems, of course....

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148675112
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Dahak Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
61,248
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Undeniably the science fiction phenomenon of the decade, New York Times bestselling author David Weber is often compared to C.S. Forester (the celebrated creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower) and is the recipient of critical praise worthy of Heinlein or Asimov. His hordes of voracious fans clamor for more and more Weber. Fortunately for them, Weber keeps steadily producing book after book with first printings that sell out almost immediately, then go back into printing after printing after printing. His novels range from epic fantasy (Oath of Swords, The War God's Own) to breathtaking space opera (Path of the Fury, Empire from the Ashes] to military science fiction with in-depth characterization (the celebrated and awesomely popular Honor Harrington series, War of Honor being the latest installment). Reviewers call Weber "highly entertaining," (Booklist), "outstanding . .. superb ... excellent" (Wilson Library Bulletin), "remarkable" (Kliatt), "the best" (Dragon), "worth shouting about" (Philadelphia Weekly Press), "great" (Locus), and "the best writer around today" (FosFax). Readers call Weber similar things, but mostly they call the Baen offices several times a week demanding more from their main man. Weber and his wife Sharon live in South Carolina.

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Empire from the Ashes (Dahak Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was the first David Weber book that I have read and I am now a David Weber fan. The way I can tell a really good book is by how long it takes me to read it and I read this book very quickly I had trouble putting it down. I really enjoy these type of books with galactic battles. I just ordered another 5 books by David Weber from the Honor Harrington series. If you like a lot of action and space battles this book is for you.
DenverE More than 1 year ago
Great Read - Free at Baen books, though...
_Perry More than 1 year ago
This is a complilation of 3 David Weber books into one. The first story Mutineers' Moon at first was really off the wall. The moon as an UFO? Come on, you have got to be kidding me. Then it grew on me and it turned out to be pretty cool and then I was begging for more. Armageddon Inheritance, and Heirs of Empire were action packed and I want to see more in the series. Have fun reading them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just buy it, you will love it
Thome216 More than 1 year ago
The first Weber book I read was Mutineer's Moon, and I loved it from the start. Unlike his later books which start to barge too deeply into politics, (i.e. the later books of the Honorverse) this is pure SF action at a grand scale. Although when I first found this book on the shelf I thought it was a NEW book in the series. I was disappointed. But I bought it anyway, even though I already had the previous individual books. I like this series that much! And I want more of it. Come on Mr. Weber, return to this series, and if you're questing for ideas, how about introducing the decedents of one of those 'disappeared' planetoids you referred to...
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book... Action Action Action. I could not put it down. I do hope there is more to this series.Young sean Will rule the empire well.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was the first "book" (it's actually a trilogy) I ever read by Mr. Weber and it completely sold me on his being the premiere sf author of the modern generation. I have since read almost everything Mr. Weber has written of the space-opera genre and have rarely been disappointed. I am not a fan of his Safehold series, but I am of his Honor Harrington series, though curiously enough, not because of the title character who I find to be too "perfect" and, to me, a bit two dimensional; the supporting "cast" in the guise of Michelle Henke, Ivars Terekhov, et al are far more interesting than Honor Harrington. Digression aside, I rate Ashes only second to Mr. Weber's "In Fury Born" (another don't-miss trilogy) in terms of story line (a bit on the fantasy side, I admit, but not overly so), character development, frenetic action and just plain readability. I like Ashes and Fury so much that I own both the hard-cover print and the Nook ebook versions of each. A word of warning: my Nook ebook version of Ashes suffers from dropped pages that can be very annoying, especially when the droppage occurs during an action narrative. Even with this glitch, I highly reccommend Ashes.
Anonymous 10 months ago
With respect B&N. I have all ready purchaced this book. The lack of your system to deal with this issue has caused me to buy books I have paid for. This, and the habit some authors have of "re-title" a book has has been a dissapoitment to me and possibly others?
Anonymous 10 months ago
Wonderful
The_Qman More than 1 year ago
Read the first two chapters and you'll be hooked. Especially if you are a fan of David's storytelling without a lot of "technical" details. *NOTE: This is an "Omnibus" or *compilation* of the first 3 (and currently only) books of this series. That's actually the good part. The better part is that it's the only version of Mutineers moon I was able to find in hardback. The only downside is I thought this was a 4th book in the series and purchased it based on that premise. However, once I started reading it - and quickly realized what I'd done - it was too late, I continued reading until I'd read all three books a third (fourth, fifth?) time and again thought there really needs to be a 4th and final book to bring complete closure to this saga. Perhaps when the Honor Harrington series is finally finished? *NOTE: I would also recommend that you read the first two chapters here online before reading the 'official' overview or other reviews here that include *spoilers* without the alerts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great omnibus but what about the kids? Colin did his part, and did it well. His kid's story aught to be excellent .
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jrl17 More than 1 year ago
Great read
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You did the same thing with a 'Path of Fury' and maybe a Bolo trilogy. Not a continuation of the series, just putting them in a collection. I actually bought one of them, before realizing it was just a collection. Quit being lazy, continue one of the series. Nuff said, like all your stuff more than anything!