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Star Marines (The Legacy Trilogy #3)

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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
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
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Mike (the Paladin)
This one gets a 4 star rating, but I must admit it would be a slightly lower 4 than the last book in the series. Where the first two novels revolve mostly around a John Garroway this one picks up some hundreds of years later.

We are still following members of the Garroway family (as we were in the Heritage Trilogy [a series I need to reread as I didn't get into it well the first time]). The story here is good. There is plenty of action and the term "space opera" fits it well. We are introduced to
Both trilogies are a good read...lots of action and interesting speculation on how technology will affect humanity.
This is book three of the sequel trilogy to the exciting Heritage Trilogy. Set a hundred years further in the future, the books flesh out the backstory significantly and satisfyingly. The Marine Corps focused action remains, improved if anything. Douglas (a pen name for William H. Keith) writes about battles, troops and equipment with a gritty and realistic tone.

Star Marines

The action now jumps forward a century and a half, but the main characters are still Garroways. The Hunters of the Dawn, al
Chidi Okonkwo
I bought this item from Borders Bookstore some time ago. This book was epic in its scale, and the author has a way of drawing you into his scenarios via his vivid descriptions. This Trilogy story follows a lineage, tracing the male ancestry of the Garroways, a military family; and it shows how a writer can create a very interesting legacy, while showing cool technological advancements from one book to the next. Gunnery Sergeant Travis Garroway is the main hero and his uncle, General Garroway, is ...more
I think this has been the most enjoyable of the six books in this series so far. It was nicely paced with plenty of momentous sequences but not just an action slug fest. There was good plot development and the background material felt a lot more solid and original then some of the previous books that have tended to be repetitive in this regard. I really enjoyed how the in system space engagements played out.
The final strike on the Xul base was starting to seem way to far fetched but did come ba
Not a complaint, really. The detail of the disaster on Earth is overkill, and its not holding my attention.
Dominc Bender
A GREAT end to the Legacy Trilogy buying much needed time for Earth in preparation for the return of the Xul race also known as the Hunters of the Dawn. The last visit of the Xul culminated in the destruction of interstellar allies and the human race being sent backwards in racial/societal ascendance of technology and existence. The next trilogy The Inheritance Trilogy will cover the repercussions of this book and bring out the end of the story arc either giving mankind the ascendance it has ea ...more
Marty Ponnech
With the ending of Star Marines, the Legacy trilogy came to a most satisfying conclusion. The action sequences throughout the entire series was taut and frightening. The book personified what hard science fiction is all about. High tech weaponry and law bending physics were more than a meal to satisfy the hunger for knowing what the future may hold. Looking forward to reading the "Inheritance" trilogy to see where the Corps and humankind end up in the survival of the fittest galaxy. Semper Fi Ia ...more
Tom Folsom
Like the last two books in the series, this is candy, but nice candy. Aside from one part where the writer confuses which of the two characters whose last name is Galloway he is writing about (or rather, which experiences each had had), it was decently written. Just... nothing special at all.
Great book. This was I think even better than the previous 5 books. There was more background and then the final part of the book was a true page turner.
I like the idea that humans go out into the Universe and kick ass on galactic bullies.
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