The Forever Hero

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 306 ratings

Dawn for a Distant Earth Publisher's Summary

Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited by only a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts. But among them is a boy of immense native intelligence and determination who grows up to become the force behind a plan to make Earth flower again. He is, if not immortal, at least very long lived, and he plans to build an independent power base out in the galaxy and force the galactic empire to devote centuries and immense resources to the restoration of the ecology of Earth.

©1987 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2015 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Dawn for a Distant Earth

    • Forever Hero Series #1
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited by only a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts. But among them is a boy of immense native intelligence and determination who grows up to become the force behind a plan to make Earth flower again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early work, but really good Modesitt, Jr book

    • By Eric G. Peters on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Silent Warrior

    • Forever Hero Series #2
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Across the Galactic Empire, from planet to planet, the lone Immortal fights. He has a plan, and he has all the time he needs. Gerswin, the Forever Hero, is determined to be the salvation of distant Earth and of humanity. In The Silent Warrior, Gerswin, now out among the worlds of the Empire, pursues his idealistic quest for supplies for Earth through a secret, bold economic war, undermining the very foundations of the Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eagerly listened too!

    • By gander on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • In Endless Twilight

    • Forever Hero Series #3
    • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Across the Galactic Empire, from planet to planet, the lone Immortal fights. He has a plan, and he has all the time he needs. Gerswin, the Forever Hero, is determined to be the salvation of distant Earth and of humanity. Now, in the climax of L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s epic trilogy, the Forever Hero's plans come to fruition, as he destroys the decayed, bureaucratic Empire that feeds off humanity, living on as the most legendary of human heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot gush enough!

    • By gander on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99