Then a young officer, Dave Carson, uncovers news that may change everything. An opportunity is coming to smash the foe harder than they've ever done before, both on and off the planet. Success may bring the interplanetary community to their aid - but it'll take everything they've got. Win or lose, many of them will die. Failure will mean that Bactria will at last rule unopposed.
That risk won't stop them. When you're fighting a war to the knife, in the end you bet on the blade.
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I finished the book up in one fell swoop Friday night. I have to say I really enjoyed it. I’d gotten away from reading a lot of sci-fi in the last few years (the love of my early adulthood) replaced by much more in the way of books of history and non-fiction. This captured my attention back, because within the story was a history, of a people and what they fought for is as important as what anyone has fought and died across huge spans of time. I have read all of Mr. Grant’s Maxwell Series, which I enjoyed. But I noted that with this work, his writing has grown richer and the dialogue more natural, as if we were in the room with the characters. His heroes aren’t perfect nor are they intended to be and even the “bad guys” are permitted to show fear and distress and all the human emotions that both sides possess when doing battle for what they are convinced is the only “right” as they both plunge over the world’s rushing rim. The characters occupied as much space as the science, for such a story would not be the same without the human canvas. Whether they rage against their oppressors, or the whims of physics, even they are aware that as individuals, they matter less than the struggle of forces and physics behind their control. But together they bring life to those forces and give them meaning. In the end, though characters on a page, living thousands of years beyond here they are alive to us, and Mr. Grant makes us care about both their past and future.- LB Johnson-Author of The Book of Barkley