Jao

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 297 ratings

The Course of Empire Publisher's Summary

Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny - and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, one of whose genocidal extermination fleets is coming to the solar system. The only chance for human survival is in the hands of an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. But, as their tentative alliance takes shape, they are under pressure from all sides. A cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, which is perfectly prepared to shed it. Added to the mix is the fact that only by adopting some portions of human technology and using human sepoy troops can the haughty Jao hope to defeat the oncoming Ekhat attack - and then only by fighting the battle within the sun itself.

©2003 Eric Flint & K.D. Wentworth (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Course of Empire

    • By: Eric Flint, K. D. Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny - and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, one of whose genocidal extermination fleets is coming to the solar system. The only chance for human survival is in the hands of an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. But, as their tentative alliance takes shape, they are under pressure from all sides.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent use of a credit

    • By Adam on 05-05-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • The Crucible of Empire

    • By: Eric Flint, K. D. Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Humanity is first subjugated by haughty alien colonizers calling themselves the Jao when Earth is unexpectedly attacked by the implacable and nearly-unstoppable Ekhat, exterminators of all intelligent life not their own. Now the fragile Human-Jao alliance is put to the test. A devastating encounter with the Ekhat in a distant nebula reveals a powerful alien society that may hold the key to defeating the Ekhat once and for all. There’s one big problem: they utterly loathe humanity's ally, the Jao.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Sequel to The Course of Empire

    • By David Hurwitz on 10-26-12

    Regular price: $29.95