Citizen

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

Into the Hinterlands Publisher's Summary

Beginning a new series from a military science fiction master with over three million books in print.

A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle. When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a "wild" star sector where they're encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show his individual worth, improve his family's fortunes - and gather enough lucre to make a good marriage. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a "rube". Worse, "Riders" - the beings who naturally ply the wilderness between the stars, are playing their own deadly political games - against the Terrans, against the colonials, and against one young greenhorn commander in particular: naf young Allen, whom they figure they can manipulate to do their bidding. The one thing nobody has counted on is the fact that Allen, while young and inexperienced, happens to be a hero in the making - much to his own amazement.

Vietnam veteran, former lawyer, former bus driver, and now best-selling author, David Drake tells a military story like no other.

©2011 David Drake and John Lambshead (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Into the Hinterlands

    • Citizen, Book 1
    • By: David Drake, John Lambshead
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle. When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a "wild" star sector where they're encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show his individual worth, improve his family's fortunes - and gather enough lucre to make a good marriage. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a "rube".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could barely get through this book

    • By Arthur on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Into the Maelstrom

    • Citizen, Book 2
    • By: David Drake, John Lambshead
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Cutter Stream colonies were at peace. If everybody behaved reasonably, that peace could last a thousand years. Allen Allenson had known war; it had made him peaceful and reasonable. He was far too experienced to believe the same was true of all his fellow colonists, however, let alone the government of the distant homeworld across the Bight.

    Regular price: $29.95