The Legacy Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 515 ratings

Star Corps Publisher's Summary

In the future, Earth's warriors have

conquered the heavens.

But on a distant world,

Humanity is in chains....

Many millennia ago, the human race was enslaved by the An - a fearsome alien people whose cruel empire once spanned the galaxies, until they were defeated and consigned to oblivion. But a research mission to the planet Ishtar has made a terrifying - and fatal - discovery: The Ahanu, ancestors of the former masters, live on, far from the reach of Earth - born weapons and technology ... and tens of thousands of captive human souls still bow to their iron will.

Now Earth's Interstellar Marine Expeditionary Unit must undertake a rescue operation as improbable as it is essential to humankind's future, embarking on a 10-year voyage to a hostile world to face an entrenched enemy driven by dreams of past glory and intent once more on domination. For those who, for countless generations, have known nothing but toil and subjugation must be granted, at all costs, the precious gift entitled to all of their star-traveling kind: freedom!

©2003 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Star Corps

    • Book One of The Legacy Trilogy
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    Many millennia ago, the human race was enslaved by the An - a fearsome alien people whose cruel empire once spanned the galaxies, until they were defeated and consigned to oblivion. But a research mission to the planet Ishtar has made a terrifying - and fatal - discovery: The Ahanu, ancestors of the former masters, live on, far from the reach of Earth - born weapons and technology ... and tens of thousands of captive human souls still bow to their iron will.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SIR, I, I, SIR

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • Battlespace

    • The Legacy Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    When called to do battle many light years from home, the first Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge - and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke. But Earth is 21 years older than the home planet they originally left, and the Marines need time to retrain and readjust - time they do not have, due to the bizzare disappearance of a detachment of their brothers- and sisters-in-arms. It is a mystery, but there is a starting point: an ancient wormhole threading through the Sirius system. Whatever waits on the other side must be confronted, with stealth, with force, and without fear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • getting better

    • By Kk Lab on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • Star Marines

    • The Legacy Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Finish!

    • By Dennis on 11-13-13

    Regular price: $31.93