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A Fighting Chance: Legion of the Damned, Book 9 | [William C. Dietz]

A Fighting Chance: Legion of the Damned, Book 9

On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination. And they'll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives - and their future together.
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Publisher's Summary

The all-new, thrilling conclusion to the Legion of the Damned series from the national best-selling author of When Duty Calls.

Earth has fallen. And the men, women, and cyborgs of the Confederacy must dig deep within their warrior hearts to make one final stand against an alien aggressor.

On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination. And they'll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives - and their future together.

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    Ben 05-13-12
    Ben 05-13-12 Member Since 2011

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "This Is How You End a Series!"

    This is the concluding book to William C. Dietz Sci-Fi Hall of Fame series. Any aspiring Sci-Fi author need go no further than the Legion of the Damned series to get lessons from a literary giant in the Sci-Fi world. This series is the perfect example of how to write without tieing yourself up into trying to find a way for all of your main characters to continue into the next book. To many writers in fantasy and Sci-Fi wrap their whole story around two or three main characters and put themselves in a position to dig their characters out of impossible situations just so they can continue the series. Dietz goes just the opposite route. He puts out there eight or nine main characters, so when you get to the end and not all of them are still standing, you realize that there really weren't many "miracle" moments throughout the series to keep it going. Everyone can live with a miracle or two because it's something we know happens. But two or three every book to the same characters? Knowing this Dietz was careful to find more characters throughout the series that could continue it. The characters that start the series aren't even mentioned, except in passing, at the end of the series. Dietz was careful to make the main character the story, not a single individual. In reality the main character in this series is The Story of the Human Condition. You don't really have to read between the lines to see that Dietz is writing about what humanity is capable of, both the highs and the lows. It's what makes this series so special and gives it it's place among the greatest Sci-Fi series of all time. This is William C. Dietz's masterpiece and I encourage you to read it from start to finish.

    The reading of this series by Donald Corren is superb. If Dietz deserves a place among the greats for his writting of this series, Corren deserves one for his performance of it. The tag team of writer and performer for this series is magnificent. Donald Corren makes the world of Dietz come alive with cyborgs, soldiers, spies, aliens, and war. With the performance of this series Donald Corren reserves his spot among the best readers Audible has to offer. Corren is just one more reason to add this book to your audible library.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trip Williams 07-28-13 Member Since 2004

    Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? I recently listened to "Augustus" while wandering through the Roman Forum. I'm on my third set of "Sleep-Phones". I've been addicted to audible since 2004... I think my friends are starting to suspect I have a problem ;)

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    "It's been said before, but..."

    It's been said before by another reader, but, "WOW! This is the way to end a series!!!!"

    I LOVE long books that come with a long series, but at the end, I'm always left slightly dissatisfied... Either it's left open for yet another book (That doesn't come), or a lot of loose ends are left loose...

    This one clamped down on the end of this particular story line like a vise, yet the series "could" go on in many different ways! In Fact, I really like that Mr. Dietz makes MANY of the books in this long series "End", while another story is born from elements of the others, without jumping backward in time, and without just telling the same story from a different viewpoint.

    Well Done!!!!

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    S. E. Ransbottom 01-30-13 Member Since 2002
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    Great story, told very well by the Narrater, he does well to to communicate what you would think the perspective of the character as defined by the author... That leads to how well written the book was... great book, great series.

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