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Foreign Legions
     

Foreign Legions

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by Eric Flint, David Drake, S. M. Stirling, Mark L. Van Name, David Weber
 
Lots of Soldiers Work for Civilians They don't Like, but these Romans had It Worse than Most—Their Commanders were Blue-Skinned Aliens!

The guilds of star-traveling merchants had strict rules to prevent their technology from falling into the hands of the natives of planets they were exploiting: military operations had to be carried out with weaponry no

Overview

Lots of Soldiers Work for Civilians They don't Like, but these Romans had It Worse than Most—Their Commanders were Blue-Skinned Aliens!

The guilds of star-traveling merchants had strict rules to prevent their technology from falling into the hands of the natives of planets they were exploiting: military operations had to be carried out with weaponry no more complex than swords and bows.

That was no handicap to merchant princes with a galaxy to scour for military slaves to do their fighting for them. Some came to Earth for soldiers and returned to the stars with the best the planet had to offer. For over two thousands years the aliens thought they'd succeeded brilliantly—but then things changed!

Set in the universe of Ranks of Bronze, masterful new novellas by: David Drake, Eric Flint, S. M. Stirling, Mark L Van Name, and David Weber explore the bleeding edge between human courage and the science of alien slavemasters. The right man with a sword is just as deadly as a technician with a laser—

And not all the blood spilled is red!

Yesterday they were the best infantry on Earth—Now they're going to take on the whole galaxy.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148535430
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Ranks of Bronze Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
151,440
File size:
884 KB

Meet the Author

Vietnam veteran, former lawyer, former bus driver, and now bestselling author, David Drake tells a military story like no other. His readers recognize that he can take them where no one else can, with gut-wrenching description that puts them face-to-face with the enemy, and in the midst of the action right on the battlefield. He helped create the audience for mercenary military science fiction with his best-selling ""Hammer's Slammers"" books. Drake graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa, majoring in history (with honors) and Latin. His stint at Duke University Law School was interrupted for two years by the U.S. Army, where he served as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. Drake has a wife, a son, and various pets.

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