Empire from the Ashes (Dahak Series)

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For Colin MacIntyre, it began with a routine training flight over the moon. For Dahak, a self-aware Imperial battleship, it began millennia ago, standing guard against an unknown enemy which once devastated the galaxy-and now has returned. So Dahak grabbed MacIntyre's ship and informed him that he was drafted to be its new captain and lead the fight against the ancient enemy.
MacIntyre had doubts that he could handle the job, but Dahak had ...

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Overview

For Colin MacIntyre, it began with a routine training flight over the moon. For Dahak, a self-aware Imperial battleship, it began millennia ago, standing guard against an unknown enemy which once devastated the galaxy-and now has returned. So Dahak grabbed MacIntyre's ship and informed him that he was drafted to be its new captain and lead the fight against the ancient enemy.
MacIntyre had doubts that he could handle the job, but Dahak had definitely picked the right man. Before it was all over, MacIntyre would:
" Defeat a cadre of mutineers, formerly part of Dahak's crew, kept alive through untold generations by alien technology, who have been secretly manipulating life on earth for thousands of years . . .
" Mobilize the planet into a fighting force that might have a slender chance of stopping the ancient alien menace from eradicating all intelligent life in its path . . .
" And resurrect the ancient galactic empire, which had fallen into chaos and barbarism, with himself as Emperor-which meant that he immediately became the target of a plot to assassinate him, and strand his son and daughter on a planet where their chances of surviving in a superstitious pre-tech society would be zero for the average human . . .
Fortunately for the galaxy, Colin MacIntyre and his heirs have never even heard of average, and anyone, human or alien, who got in their way was going to be very, very sorry.

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KLIATT
Weber's trilogy about aliens on Earth?—?and elsewhere?—?has now been published in this single volume. Mutineers' Moon, the first "book," finds US Navy Lieutenant Colin MacIntyre on the moon. However, he discovers it is actually a huge alien spaceship that looks like a moon and has been there for centuries. Its computer, Dahak, accepts him and enhances him so that he can live for hundreds of years. When he returns to Earth, he also discovers that aliens have been in hiding there since the time they had to vacate the cybernetic moon. Reluctantly, Colin is pushed into becoming the Emperor of Humanity, and falls in love with one of the alien's daughters, Tanni. By the time of the second book, The Armageddon Intelligence, Colin and Tanni are the married parents of twins who will inherit the Earth, if they survive that long. The two alien factions become of public concern when their fighting harms Earth itself. By book three, Heirs of Empire, the fighting expands to other planets, and the now-teenaged twins are caught in the middle of it. The enhanced, talking dogs are a nice touch, but by book three the story largely consists of a series of battles and serious intrigue, and there's not enough character development or change to make this a psychological SF read. The writing and plot are straightforward, with good vs. evil mixed with some chaste romance. The first book seems the strongest and most nuanced; the rest seems to just play out the beginning assumptions. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Baen, 774p., Ages 12 to adult.
—Dr. Lesley Farmer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416509332
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Dahak Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 413,987
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Weber

David Weber is the science fiction phenomenon of the decade. His popular Honor Harrington novels are New York Times best sellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. In addition to the Honor Harrington series, he has written many top-selling science fiction novels, all for Baen, including Empire from the Ashes, The Apocalypse Troll, and The Excalibur Alternative. He has also begun a top-selling epic SF adventure series in collaboration with John Ringo, with four novels so far: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. His Wind Rider's Oath (05/04), another New York Times best seller, continues his popular fantasy adventure series.

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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.

    2 out of 2 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

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    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

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    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 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!

    !!!!!!!

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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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