For the first few years, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries were doing well just to survive. They’d been swept off a hilltop in
Africa by a flying saucer and deposited on an alien world where the other inhabitants were human—but from various and unfriendly periods of history, all collected by flying saucer raids.
Rick has faced facts: this place is going to be home,
permanently. To create a safe society for themselves and the families they are gradually building, they need to do more than just survive; they must convince the others that a unified, peaceful society is better than a collection of warring tribes. Force would not be Rick’s chosen method of persuasion, but on a planet where the other dominant culture is one brought straight from ancient Rome,
force may be the only way.
About the Author
Jerry Pournelle is the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and the coauthor of several bestselling science fiction novels, including Lucifer’s Hammer, The Mote in God’s Eye, and the New York Times bestseller Footfall. He has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics, and psychology and, in addition to his career as a fiction writer, has for many years written columns on both politics and technology.
Roland J. Green is the author of the Starcruiser Shenandoah and
Wandor series and numerous Conan novels, as well as the coauthor, with Jerry
Pournelle, of the Janissaries series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The original Janissaries have produced children and have formed a clan of their own. As usual, the next generation produces problems of governance and question the traditions of the 'clan'. By this point, some of the interest in the series had worn off for me, and it started to remind me more and more of the Dorsai books.