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The Anvil (The General #3)

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With the aid of a sentient battle computer from before the collapse of interstellar civilization, Raj Whitehall has come close to reuniting the entire planet of Bellevue. Raj is loved by the people, who hold him in awe, but the half-mad jealousy and fear of his emperor is about to force Raj to revolt or face death by torture.
Mass Market, 320 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Baen Books
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Mar 27, 2011 Andreas rated it really liked it
The human galactic federation is in ruins, and the worlds have devolved to various levels of barbarism. On the planet Bellevue, which is at about the early nineteenth century in development, a young officer named Raj Whitehall and his friend venture into the catacombs under the capital. There, they find an ancient battlecomputer named Center. With Center’s help, Raj must unite the planet and enable humanity to retake the stars. The story is at least somewhat based on that of the Byzatine general ...more
Jul 17, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it
Another very good installment in the series. Same good characters, working together. Nothing new, though, and no surprises. Victory in the end is a little contrived, and we are still in the middle of the campaign. Wish the book was longer . . . but I'll read another.
May 06, 2012 Peter rated it liked it
Good read - well thought out action sequences and battles
Still needs a better copy-editor.
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