Xenophon and his comrades have proven their worth, and now the combined fleets of the Black Legion and their allies are poised to end the conflict. Both sides have mobilized every warrior and ship they can, for what will be a final apocalyptical battle between the Terrans and the Emperor himself. The titanic forces of both sides meet at the critical world of Cunaxa Secundus, just a few worlds away from the Imperial capital of Babylon Prime. The most powerful warlords of 100 worlds assemble for war with legions of soldiers, war machines, and creatures from every corner of the Empire to defend their God King. Against them stand the Laconian general, Clearchus and his paymaster Lord Cyrus, the usurper who seeks to free the Empire from his brother's reign. Their combined forces includes hundreds of warships, and of course, the Black Legion, a horde of unbeatable Terran mercenaries. The battle of Cunaxa will determine not just the future of Xenophon and his friends, but also set the course of history for the next 1,000 years. Warlords of Cunaxa is the third book in the Star Legions series from Michael G. Thomas, the best-selling author of the Star Crusades series. Previously published as the Black Legion series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088517/bk_acx0_088517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sol's warships paid the ultimate price for threatening the Haraken and New Terran worlds. Now, Haraken president Alex Racine and his Méridien partner, Renée de Guirnon, are engaged in a desperate gamble to stop a war between their worlds and United Earth's (UE) massive forces before it starts. What's Alex's grand plan? He hasn't a clue, but his people believe in him and hope he will find a way to protect them. Alex does have powerful assets: the Haraken space fleet; the genius SADEs, mobile Haraken digital intelligences; and the defected UE scientists, who are providing a wealth of intelligence about their home world. Arriving at Sol, Alex discovers the perfect opportunity to make his statement to the UE Supreme Tribunal in the form of the aging Idona Station, which has fallen into disrepair as UE militia and rebels battle for control. Alex explains his unorthodox plan when he says, "The UE tribunes will succumb when we overpower them with prosperity." The Harakens work to meld Idona's militia, stationers, and rebels into the Haraken's view of the world, one based on peace, purpose, and equality. The Tribunal is at odds over the Harakens' interference in their system, forcing the rifts in the UE's political structure to widen into chasms. In the exciting conclusion to Haraken, the series' previous book, Sol is the story of a clash of cultures and ideals as Earthers struggle to find a way toward a successful new future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009301/bk_blak_009301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Campbell returns to the world of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet novels with a new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance...and the men and women who fought to create it. Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers - or die trying. As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a "Red" from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don't succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025276/bk_adbl_025276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the final, heart-pounding episode of the Scrapyard Ship series. It's all about to end in one climatic crescendo. The story continues with Captain Jason Reynolds and his team: Billy, Rizzo, and the rhino-warrior, Traveler. They must attempt to rescue Ricket and Gaddy, still held captive aboard the impregnable Dreathlor prison barge. Only after the rescue can Jason return to the Lilly, his highly advanced Caldurian vessel...where it all began. The elusive Admiral Ot-Mul, leader of the Craing Drac-Vin forces, has not only survived, but thrived in the far outer-reaches of space. With hundreds of thousands of warships under his command, Ot-Mul's combined fleets are on the move. But, in truth, he cares about little else than making one man suffer...Captain Jason Reynolds. With an enormous fighting force on the horizon, it's the last call to battle. Will the decimated Allied worlds reunite one more time? Will Ot-Mul get his vengeance by taking those most dear to Jason - Mollie, Boomer, Nan, and Dira - and using them to rip Jason's world and his very existence apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035756/bk_acx0_035756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The great spheres and probes of Artifice, humankind's enemy, haunt every inhabited world near and far. The Omnians' long and arduous search for Artifice has ended. They've located Artifice's lair in the Talus system.The sentient digital entity rules a vast swath of worlds, known as the federacy, through ruthless intimidation. Its insidious programs are embedded in every races' digital systems - warships, shuttles, stations, domes, comm platforms, and power plants. One misstep by a race could see its citizens exterminated in vast numbers. The survivors, if there were any, would be thrown back to the days before spaceflight.Artifice has had millennia to secure its base. Powerful battleship fleets guard the system's periphery and the approaches above and below the entity's planet, Toral. Probes surround the system and warn of unauthorized encroachment, and Artifice has control of the planet's army of bots.The Omnian expeditionary fleet, led by Alex Racine, desperately needs allies in order to defeat or circumvent Artifice's defensive measures. The Omnians are curious about the fleet of black-hulled battleships, which bear a resemblance to Artifice's probes and guard the Talus system. The SADEs, the Omnians' digital friends, believe that the sentients aboard the black fleet and Artifice share a common history.Whether or not the Omnians can gather allies, they don't intend to abandon their goal and return to Omnia. They mean to capture or destroy the entity, Artifice, or die trying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012849/bk_blak_012849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered "excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens". Now the New York Times best-selling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds’ oppression…. Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her - or lose her support. President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity’s defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with Drakon - and an officer of the hated Alliance. Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their own lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002666/bk_adbl_002666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the first edition of this book, published in 1996, there have been major changes to the worlds navies. A new generation of warships is entering service, replacing the fleets built up during the Cold War. Recognizing this evolution in sea combat, this new edition is completely up-to-date and modern in its coverage of all types of warships. Janes Warship Recognition Guide provides technical specifications from the renowned Janes Fighting Ships (published since 1898 and the acknowledged world leader in naval reference). The new format of this edition also allows for additional warships and information to be featured. Over 200 classes of warship are covered with: - Class and ship names - Weapons system and radars - Detailed line drawings - Full page photographs of every warship - Key recognition features This book maintains the Janes standard as the best military guides around.
This superbly illustrated volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilization to the fall of Ravenna and the collapse of the western Roman Empire. John Warry tells of an age of great military commanders such as Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar - men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the military academies of the world. Rich illustrations of soldiers in uniform, equipment, weapons, warships, siege machines, war elephants, and more are accompanied by extensive captions. The text is complemented by a running chronology, 16 maps, 50 newly researched battle plans and tactical diagrams, and 125 photographs, 65 of them in color.
The opening of the interworld gates in 2018 created a host of problems. It became possible for criminals to hide in an infinite number of worlds. The discovery of the bodies of two adults and two children on the west side of Puget Sound in an uninhabited timeline by a yachtsman drove this problem home. The family had been murdered and their boat stolen. Problems had already arisen the year before with the appearance of warships from a timeline where the world had been made uninhabitable by a nuclear and biological war. Eve Cummings who had lost her legs below the knees in a confrontation with a rogue warship is given command of the frigate, Isaac Hull, and joins a task force headed for Hawaii. En route, a helicopter from her ship fishes a flier from the Pacific after his fighter plane crashes. The flier, Ron Madison, eventually becomes her husband. The disappearances of small boats in an uninhabited timeline cause the Navy to assign Eve's ship and two other frigates to patrol in the timeline where the depredations are taking place. Complications arise when interworld gates start opening randomly. Thomas Weston and his wife, Wilma, encounter one of the gates on a trip to Hawaii on their fifty foot sailboat, Albatross II and rescue two pilots who come through the gate and crash in the ocean. They eventually arrange to leave them off in their timeline of origin. Weston is given command of a research vessel that carries a group of scientists who are investigating the appearances. The research ship departs from Portland, Oregon and takes a course toward the location of the gateway that Tom and Wilma had encountered the year before. Over the course of the following summer, they make a number of discoveries including people who can jump timelines without machinery. They also discover a couple of primitive civilizations in other timelines. Eve's pursuit of the pirates is interrupted by an assignment to escort a transport load of colonists who settle in an uninhabited timeline. A number of events flow from the efforts to set up the colony. Eve and the colonists also encounter the timeline jumpers. The appearance of the jumpers makes the location of the colony untenable, and it must be moved out of their range. With that settled, Eve resumes her pursuit of the pirates. Eve pursues the pirates to a confrontation in which she allows herself to be taken hostage in hopes that they will release the people they have taken hostage. The encounter ends in a bloody confrontation between the pirate leaders. The source of the random gate openings is found to be a world under bombardment by meteorites. The random openings are stopped, and a massive rescue operation ensues as survivors of the bombardment are transferred to other timelines. Tom and Wilma along with many scientists are witnesses to the destruction of all life on the version of earth struck by the meteorites.