Prince of Mercenaries (Falkenberg's Legion #2)
But nothing lasts forever, the CoDominium's energies are nearly spent, and internal conflicts are r ...more
Also, 'though we do spend a little time on Earth in one of the sub-stories, unlike the volumes both before and after this one, there is little of the background on the political system of the CoDominion or anything else. In some ways it m ...more
What I enjoyed about this book is the ...more
At least he is from my layman's perspective.
This is what happens when a PhD gets some imagination, applies it, and runs with it. It just works.
For a century the Americans and Soviets had maintained an uneasy alliance based on a new world order. But the CoDominium is decaying, and the future belongs to colony worlds like Sparta--if they can survive Earth's death-throes. To do that they will need men who understand war, men like mercenary commander John Christian Falkenberg, and Lysander, Prince of Sparta--the first Prince of Mercenaries.
From the beginning, Pournelle's work has centred around strong military themes. Several books describe the fictional mercenary infantry force known as Falkenberg's Legion. Ther ...more