For More Than Glory (Legion of the Damned Series #5) [NOOK Book]


You're only a hero until your next battle.


Legion General Bill Booly knows that peace is just a pause between wars. He's just crushed one uprising, and now a ...
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For More Than Glory (Legion of the Damned Series #5)

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You're only a hero until your next battle.


Legion General Bill Booly knows that peace is just a pause between wars. He's just crushed one uprising, and now a new rebellion is already brewing on a remote world light years away--spawning a web of terrorism that is close enough to catch the vulnerable Confederacy in its grasp.


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From William C. Dietz, author of the bestselling military science fiction novels By Blood Alone and By Force of Arms, comes another story in the Legion of the Damned saga.

While General Bill Booly, the heroic leader in previous Legion novels, and his wife, Maylo, are busy tracking down the last of the mutinous Syndicate rebels, the bulk of the novel takes place on the remote planet of LaNor -- where a flood of alien diplomats, religious fanatics, and conniving traders are descending on the recently discovered preindustrial world. Legion Lieutenant Tony Santana -- newly stationed on LaNor -- must try to quell a full-fledged native rebellion against all aliens on the planet with a handful of mismatched Legionnaires, while attractive Foreign Service diplomat Christine Vanderveen slowly unravels a complicated alien plot that will allow the Ramanthians (a highly intelligent and totally untrustworthy insectoid race) to secretly land on LaNor and hatch billions of new Ramanthian warriors.

Dietz's Legion of the Damned novels are as hard-core military science fiction as any David Drake or David Weber offering. However, they're also comparable to C. J. Cherryh's Foreigner sequence (Foreigner, Invader, Inheritor, etc.) and Alan Dean Foster's Commonwealth novels, in that much of Dietz's story line revolves around the tenuous intricacies of numerous very different alien races trying to exist together without annihilating each other. Categorizing For More than Glory as military science fiction, while accurate, just doesn't do it justice. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
In Dietz's elaborate military-political thriller set on the galactic backwater world of LaNor, Lieutenant Antonio Santana, officer in a futuristic version of the French Foreign Legion, battles a far-reaching interplanetary conspiracy as off-world factions vie with an alien version of the Chinese Triad mafia for control of the planet's resources and its strategic position within the shaky galactic Confederation. LaNor is peopled by a highly static society reminiscent of China's during the colonial era. Dietz, the author of the Drifter and the Bounty military SF series among others, is known for the complex political and social layout of his future worlds. If the book offers little speculation on scientific advance, Dietz has created an intricate tapestry of local and star-faring culture with topnotch action sequences. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101208274
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/7/2003
  • Series: Legion of the Damned Series , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 109,306
  • File size: 766 KB

Meet the Author

William C. Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for a year, and has traveled to six continents. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer and television producer, and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company.
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For More Than Glory

By William C. Dietz

Ace Books

Copyright © 2004 William C. Dietz
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0441012140

Chapter One

The new novel of The Legion of the Damned ... from the bestselling author of By Blood Alone and By Force of Arms.

"When it comes to military science fiction, William Dietz can run with the best," says Steve Perry. And he proves it once again in his newest novel about the foreign legion of the far future-and the battles no one else can fight but General Bill Booly. Now, in the wake of a great universal war, he's found himself struggling to balance his military, political, and humane obligations. But neither Booly nor his men realize on the remote world of LaNor, another revolution is brewing. There, a career Legionnarie with a reputation for bucking authority and an inexperienced, overly-ambitious diplomat will become key to defending the deadly LaNorian web of terrorism that threatens not only the Legionnaires, but the entire Confederacy.


Excerpted from For More Than Glory by William C. Dietz Copyright © 2004 by William C. Dietz.
Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

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    My first Dietz was a good one....

    Very good Sci-Fi. Aliens, intrigue, action. Military strategies, battles, what more do you need? Good plot, based on historical events as it turns out, set in a future scenario, if your curious, I'm not telling, read the book. Very interesting characters and good story telling. Enjoyed this novel very much.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    great military science fiction

    The latest galactic war is over and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings is at peace. However, the Ramanthians, who engineered the war with the Thrakies, plan to take two of their planets in reparation and steal the Sheen space fleet to fly five billion new hatchlings to their new planets. <P>A Hudathan leader works with the Ramanthians to steal some of the fleet for themselves since their navy was taken away from them. In order to bring their plans to a successful fruition, both races will have to destroy the heart of the Confederacy. If the plan is successful it will bring about another interstellar war. <P>On the planet Lanor, the sentient races have embassies located in the city of Mys. Also represented is the Confederation, which is protected by the Legionnaires, a fighting force second to none. They are the last lines of defense when the Empress¿s Imperial Army and rebel forces try to destroy the city. This volatile situation occurs because the representatives of various species strive to further the goals of their homeworlds without concern what will happen to the natives. <P>William C. Dietz is one of the leading authors of military science fiction and FOR MORE THAN GLORY is his best work to date. The trouble on Lanor is a microcosm of the interstellar picture and the sentient species seem so believable that readers will wonder if the authors used a time machine to go into the future and is recording his findings on the pages of this book. Life hasn¿t changed very much in the far distant future where political treachery and local hostilities are the norm. <P>Harriet Klausner

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