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Not for Glory (Metsada Mercenary Corps #3)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  148 ratings  ·  9 reviews
To maintain the integrity of their reputation as the galaxy's mercenary elite, the soldiers of the barren world of Metzada adhere to a rigid code of loyalty and honor reminiscent of their Jewish-Israeli ancestors. When a veteran soldier apparently betrays the code, it becomes the ongoing task of his nephew to terminate himif he can. With the same gritty realism found in Em ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published March 21st 1988 by Dutton Books (first published 1988)
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Oct 25, 2008 Leelan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anone, especially those who like military SciFi.
I liked it very much. It was a completely different take on the space mercenary story. In most of the others the mercenaries or their captain/leader have a very certain and much harped ideological goal for all of their battles. In Rosenberg's book his mercenaries are truly mercenary. Don't get me wrong. They don't choose to fight for "the bad guys". But they are not overly concerned with the motives of those that hire them. Only with whether or not their fee is paid. For most of the book you bel ...more
Robert H
I first read this book back in the early 1990s, after reading and enjoying other books by Joel Rosenberg, particularly the "Guardians of the Flame" series, and I have to say that my enjoyment of the book hasn't dimmed in the intervening time.

The concept revolves around the people of the planet Metzada, who struggle to survive on an inhospitable world, while trying to continue the traditions of their Jewish-Israeli ancestors. So in this sense, everything they do is focused on the survival of thei
3.5 stars. I had been thinking of this book as "ninja spacejews" but I now think "Jewish spaceninjas" is more accurate. Anyway, I enjoyed reading it but didn't follow it fantastically well, likely because it's #3 in the series. Liked it enough to check out the previous books, though.
Avi Feygin
Dec 12, 2009 Avi Feygin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who seeks the truth
Recommended to Avi by: father
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an incredible story that parallels the nation of Israel's position in history and teaches valuable lessons about us and how we survive and will continue to whether on this world or the next.
Joel Flank
A fun, gritty, military sci-fi story, that mixes high and low tech issues and solutions, along with an interesting group of mercenaries.
A good book, quite dark, written in the first person. If you liked The Cold Cash Wars you'll like this.
An excellent sci-fi story about mercenaries and why they might fight.
Cheri Turner
I like his other stuff better but it was interesting.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Note: This is a different person than the political/thriller author, Joel C. Rosenberg

Joel Rosenberg was the author of the bestselling Guardians of the Flame books as well as the D'Shai and Keepers of the Hidden Ways series. He made his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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