Empire From the Ashes [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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

  • BN ID: 2940148675112
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Dahak Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 37,812
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    Great book

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Example: Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great Read - Free at Baen books, though...

    Great Read - Free at Baen books, though...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Super Series of Stories!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    outstanding

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Reflections

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    One hell of a story

    Just buy it, you will love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Sweet book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    GREET BOOKS!!! only problem is theres not enough of em!

    !!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    Great read

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2007

    Trickery instead of a new book with Colin?

    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!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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