Star Strike: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy

Star Strike: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy

by Ian Douglas
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Overview

Star Strike: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy by Ian Douglas

Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul.

Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago . . .

A power vast, ancient, and terrifying, the mighty Xul have lost track of the insignificant humans hundreds of years after devastating their home world—which has enabled the United Star Marines to operate unnoticed and unhindered. A near-autonomous intergalactic policing force, they battle in defense of an Earth they may not live to see again. Now, following the trail of a vanished twenty-fourth-century transport, they are journeying through an unexplored stargate to the edge of an unknown galaxy many light years from their sun. For the last, best, and only chance to defeat the tyrants of the universe may at long last be at hand . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061794759
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Inheritance Trilogy , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 49,851
File size: 814 KB

About the Author

Ian Douglas is one of the pseudonyms for William H. Keith, New York Times bestselling author of the popular military science fiction series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, Star Corpsman, and Star Carrier. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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Star Strike (Inheritance Trilogy #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Stricken_Maveric More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed the story in this book, I found it difficult to stay engaged with the story. There are way too many descriptive details about the technology of the world that seem to break the rhythm of the story. As for the sci-fi aspect of it, it may go over most people's heads unless you're a hardcore sci-fi buff. Maybe that's just my impression of it, but as far as a good story goes, it almost gets there. Somewhere amongst the many, many technological descriptions is a decent story that seems to lack character development, as well as consistency.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ian Douglas is obviously intelligent and writes very well. But I feel he spends a bit too much time in this book detailing futuristic technology - so much so that the plot suffers. If you are a fast reader, then you might like this book a little better than those of us who take awhile to complete a book. As a slower, more deliberate, reader, if a book hasn't grabbed me by the time I am 100 or 200 pages into it, I am liable to put it down. This book held my interest just enough to get me past page 200. The last 80 pages made the read worthwhile.
KenK More than 1 year ago
I started reading the book and was disappointed with it. It seemed to me it was a take today's events and wars and send them to another planet in another galaxy and write it about there.
SyFiGuy More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on Ian Douglas with his first trilogy, Heritage. Unfortunately I accidentally picked up his third trilogy (Inheritance) instead of the second (Legacy) so I'm reading them out of sequence. But it really isn't an issue as the basic theme continues as mankind continues its struggle for survival in an increasingly hostile galaxy (in the 29th century). In this first book of the Inheritance trilogy, the Xul, a machine-based intelligence with the uploaded persona's of an extinct race, continue to seek and destroy any and all potential threats to their galactic dominance. As with his first trilogy, Douglas uses his extensive knowledge of current scientific theory and technology (and his incredible imagination) to paint a picture of what technology, warfare and society might be like 800 years from now. As a former navy corpsman, Douglas uses his knowledge of battle planning, logistics and of course combat tactics to create a fascinating story of how the marine corp of the future can stand toe-to-toe with a larger and technologically superior enemy force. The battle scenes are intense and the technology mind blowing. Once I started reading this book I REALLY had a hard time putting it down. The only complaint I have with the book (and others in the series) is that it contains frequent R-rated language and some occasional adult situations. I've got a 13-year-old son that loves science fiction and it's a shame that I can't share this book with him. Other than that I would highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read both the Heritage and Legacy trilogy and was very much impressed and entertained. The way that Mr. Douglas had incorporated actual Marine fact and tradition into real potential future happenings. Very nicely written. Star Strike is another one of those titles though so very far in the future. The only thing i'm not sure about yet is that it reads and is very reminicent of Starship Troopers from Heinlein. Not that it's a bad thing, but there were almost direct similarities to that work. Other than that I was very happy with the work and will most likely read it again as I did the other novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
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I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read the whole series. Number one writer
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.....as others have said, the aliens were pretty stupid considering they were eons ahead of human technology and had purportedly conquered much of the universe. The humans have now beaten them infour consecutive battles. Moreover, the technological advantages of the aliens do not appear to be as overwhelming as the author suggests. Putting that small nitpick aside, this an incredibly entertaining book and I highly recommend it to sci fi buffs.
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