Thousand Worlds

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

Ties of Blood and Silver Publisher's Summary

Elwere - city of rainbows, where the fortunes of the planet Oroga are concentrated in the grasping hands of the privileged few. To David, stolen from Elwere as a baby and raised as a thief of the Lower City, it is a dream of paradise, a treasure trove to which he must find the key, no matter what the cost... And Eschteef - a schrift of the jewel-and-precious-metals schtann, twice the size of a human, more than twice as strong, with frightfully glowing eyes and rows of needle-sharp teeth. It, too, has a dream, a dream of which David has suddenly become the crucial focus. And once a schrift has chosen, nothing can change its path.

Elwere or the Alien - two different roads to the future, leading to either wealth and power - or death...

©1984 Joel Rosenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Ties of Blood and Silver

    • Thousand Worlds, Book 1
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Elwere - city of rainbows, where the fortunes of the planet Oroga are concentrated in the grasping hands of the privileged few. To David, stolen from Elwere as a baby and raised as a thief of the Lower City, it is a dream of paradise, a treasure trove to which he must find the key, no matter what the cost... And Eschteef - a schrift of the jewel-and-precious-metals schtann, twice the size of a human, more than twice as strong, with frightfully glowing eyes and rows of needle-sharp teeth.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • its bad , really bad . one of the worst

    • By alex on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Emile and the Dutchman

    • Thousand Worlds, Book 2
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The crudest, most ruthless officer in the Thousand World Contact Service, Major Alonzo Norfeldt - alias the Dutchman - finds himself pitted against the most cunning and deadly of intergalactic aliens...while partnered with an idiotic greenhorn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and entertaining

    • By TS Warrior on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Not for Glory

    • Thousand Worlds, Book 3
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Metzada is an inhospitable planet of Epsilon Indi whose inhabitants - most descendants from refugees forced to leave Israel - can survive only because its men are highly skilled mercenaries, Metzada’s one export that brings in revenue. When young Ari Hanavi freezes in combat twice, he has one last chance to survive and even become a “hero”. Scenes of battle, military command, and operations are expertly portrayed in this novel about a young man who must overcome his terror while dealing with fellow soldiers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By David on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Hero

    • Thousand Worlds, Book 4
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Metzada is an inhospitable planet of Epsilon Indi whose inhabitants -- most descendants from refugees forced to leave Israel -- can survive only because its men are highly skilled mercenaries, Metzada’s one export that brings in revenue. When young Ari Hanavi freezes in combat twice, he has one last chance to survive and even become a “hero”. Scenes of battle, military command and operations are expertly portrayed in this novel about a young man who must overcome his terror while dealing with his fellow soldiers and fighting an enemy force. Set in the same world as Not for Glroy, which David Drake called “a swift-paced, brutal, excellent political novel about the soldier of the future”.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Reading

    • By David on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $19.60