Andrew P. Weston - Author
Roman legionnaires far from home, lost in the mists of Caledonia.
A US cavalry company, engaged on a special mission, vital to the peace treaty proposed by Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.
A twenty-first century Special Forces unit, desperate to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
From vastly different backgrounds, these soldiers are united when they are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing. Thinking they may have been granted a reprieve, imagine their horror when they discover they have been transported to a failing planet on the far side of the galaxy, where they are given a simple ultimatum.
Fight or die!
Against all odds, this group of misfits manages to turn the tide against a relentless foe, only to discover the true cost of victory might exact a price they are unwilling to pay.
The IX. Sometimes, death is only the beginning of the adventure.
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This is a quite amazing story and is a great read.
The concept of bringing combatants and brains from various eras of Earth’s history to save the planet Arden, on the opposite side of the galaxy, from the invasion of the “Horde.” The horde appear to be an almost limitless force of suicidal beings, who are driven by telepathy and have psyche which is completely contrary to anything human.
The convergence of the best of military strategies and tactics, even from factions who were sworn enemies back in the Earthly eras is very interesting. The simplest and most ancient strategies, tactics and tools often prove to be better than modern or futuristic methods
For me, the story really picked up its pace as soon as we gained visibility of the minds of the Horde. From that point on, there was high tension from every viewpoint right up until the end. I can’t say much more than that without creating spoilers.
I recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy and sci-fi, although you will need some stamina to get through it.
Fight or die. That simple yet brutal reality is the tenet by which the refugees from Earth were forced to live by while the Horde menace existed. Believing that the threat is over, the survivors now yearn to settle down, start families, and reclaim the lives stolen from them.
But such aspirations might remain beyond their reach, for it is discovered not all the rabid Horde had joined in the rampage across the stars. Realizing that the peril still exists, a flotilla of ships is sent out to secure, quarantine, and reclaim the outer colonies. A mammoth and hazardous undertaking. And nowhere more so than at the planet from where the outbreak was known to have originated – Exordium – for there, the ancient Horde are not only supremely evolved, but are capable of a level of lethal sophistication, the likes of which has never been witnessed before.
It is into this kiln of incendiary potential that the cream of Arden’s fighting forces is deployed. Worlds are torn asunder, suns destroyed, and star systems obliterated. Yes, tragedy is forged, in a universe spanning conflict which proves once again that…Death is only the beginning of the adventure.