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Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy | [Ian Douglas]

Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy

With the planet's fighting men and women deployed across the galaxy - battling in the noble cause of enslaved humanity - the insidious Xul have reached across space to devastate the unsuspecting Earth with asteroid fire. Without warning, a once majestic world is reduced to near-rubble - and the very future of humankind is in dire jeopardy.
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With the planet's fighting men and women deployed across the galaxy - battling in the noble cause of enslaved humanity - the insidious Xul have reached across space to devastate the unsuspecting Earth with asteroid fire. Without warning, a once majestic world is reduced to near-rubble - and the very future of humankind is in dire jeopardy.

Interplanetary leaders are on the brink of abandoning Earth and its colonies to an overwhelming enemy. But Brigadier General Garroway of the Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit is unwilling to concede defeat - not as long as there's a single marine willing to give his or her life in defense of their embattled homeworld. The ultimate battle is about to be waged - with breathtaking new attack technology, an ancient code of courage, and the help of an ally race that once inhabited the Earth - in a war that will alter the universe forever....

©1998 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 01-04-13
    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Fun space opera"

    If you like space opera this one is fun. Douglas puts an interesting twist on the future as the US gets a substantial dose of its own real politik. There are a lot of classic plot lines and good characterization for this genre. Definitely worth it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 02-10-13
    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    What did you love best about Semper Mars?

    Always in the first book of the series it takes time to get all the players down... About midway through the book I was into the story... Thanks for the adventure and I will be downloading book 2 and 3


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    John United States 01-07-13
    John United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    "It could have been a lot better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The publisher probably should have had a real Marine ghost write it for William Keith (aka Ian Douglas)


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Douglas? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but I will not listen to anymore in this series.


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    Professor United States 10-31-12
    Professor United States 10-31-12

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "SPOILED EXPERINCE BECAUSE OF AUDIBLE"

    Because of audible's strange politics I already listened to "Star Carrier" Series and "Inheritance" trilogy.

    Inheritance Trilogy events occur in the same universe as this series but years later, and all of the main events of this series are listed as historical facts in the first book "Star Strike".

    I hoped I would have a bit better quality than Inheritance Trilogy, but it was on the same level maybe even worse.
    I dropped the book after 1/4, Ian Douglas kept the style of writing and the same formulas all over "Star Carrier" Series, "Inheritance" trilogy and heritage trilogy, It gave the feeling like he cloned all this books and just changed some of their names.

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    Maybe I will finish it on some rainy day but I doubt it !!!!

    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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