The Apocalypse Troll

The Apocalypse Troll

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by David Weber
     
 

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There he was in his sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, all alone and loving it. Well, there was a US Navy carrier group on his southern horizon, but he was a Navy guy himself, so he didn't mind. Then came the UFOs, hurtling in from the Outer Black to overfly the carriers at Mach 17. Their impossible aerobatics were bad enough—but then they started shooting

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There he was in his sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, all alone and loving it. Well, there was a US Navy carrier group on his southern horizon, but he was a Navy guy himself, so he didn't mind. Then came the UFOs, hurtling in from the Outer Black to overfly the carriers at Mach 17. Their impossible aerobatics were bad enough—but then they started shooting at each other. And at the Navy. With nukes. Little ones at first, but winding up with a 500 megatonner at 90 miles that fried every piece of electronics within line-of-sight.

Richard Ashton thought he was just a ringside observer to these now over-the-horizon events. Until the crippled alien lifeboat came drifting down and homed in on his sailboat; suddenly he has his hands full of an unconscious, critically wounded and impossibly human alien warrior who also happens to be a gorgeous female.

That's when things got interesting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148608912
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
106,979
File size:
854 KB

Meet the Author

A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction.  In the New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series, the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident.  With over five million copies of his books in print, David Weber is the fastest rising star in the Science Fiction universe.  His Honor Harrington series boasts over 3 million copies in print, and Weber has had over thirteen of his titles on The New York Times Best Seller List.  War of Honor, book 10 in the series appeared on over twelve Best Seller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY.
While he is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he has also developed a fantasy series, of which two books have been published:  Oath of Swords and The War God's Own.  David's solo work also includes three novels of the ""Dahak"" series, and the stand alone novels:  Path of the Fury and The Excalibur Alternative.
Weber's first published novels grew out of his work as a war game designer for the Task Force game Starfire.  With collaborator Steve White, Weber has written four novels set in that universe: Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and The Shiva Option. 
Recent bestsellers in planetary adventures also include the teamwork of John Ringo in the best selling Empire of Man series where the titles March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few have made appearances on The New York Times List.
Weber's proliferation continues with author Eric Flint, where they joined forces in the Best Selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series, for 1634: The Baltic War, coming in May.
A popular guest at science fiction conventions, Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife Sharon, three children and a passel of dogs.

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The Apocalypse Troll 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BusyNatalie More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite David Weber novel, by a long shot. This one got a bit tedious at times. The beginning, especially, took a long time to get started. Every time I’d get invested in a setting and the storyline, we’d jump somewhere else because that ship just got destroyed. I was probably 1/3 done with the book before we settled down to a single narrator. Lots of death and destruction throughout the story, and your mileage may vary on that part of the storyline, but you should expect it. 
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Norrin-Radd More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read! 
Oak_Rapp More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get past the first 35 pages. Entirely predictable, stereotypical characters and behavior. Maybe appealing to 11 year olds, too childish for teenagers, painful for adults.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a David Weber FAN! I discovered Weber with 'Ashes of Victory' Within two months I had bought all available prints of his books. Apocolypse Troll does not disappoint! The action carries through, the characters are interesting and 3-D (one of the best female characterizers for this genre in my opinion)and if the writing tends to be a little heavy on the technical side, it all seems to meld into truly 'Bookshelf/Keeper/Do you have it in HardBack?' reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent read, more than worth of the time it took to read. I did think a bit of S.M. Stirling's writing style as I read the book. Fun, exciting and thought provoking. Even some real science fiction thrown in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid follower of David Weber's work for some years now. Fortunately, this wasn't the first book of his I encountered, otherwise I might not have read his other titles. This volume seems to combine the worst of his Mutineers Moon series and elitism from the Honor Harrington series. I found it lifeless with cardboard characters and poor motivation. It's a shame since Weber is capable of much better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Apocalypse Troll was a thouroughly delighting and intriguing book, one of Weber's books that sucks you in through sheer genious and well-crafted worlds and plots, and never lets you go. I highly recommend this book to all science fiction fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book starts as a very promising novel but quickly degenerates into another fill-good-about-America-and-it's-military story that's not very original. Tom Clancy does it much better. What a waste.