The Crucible of Empire (Jao #2)
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The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Course of the Empire.About the Author
Eric Flint is the author of the New York Times best seller 1634: The GalileoAffair (with Andrew Dennis)- a novel in his top-selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series. His first novel for Baen, Mother of Demons, was picked by Sciemce Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. His 1632, which launched the ring of Fire series, won widespread critical praise, as from Publishers Weekly, w
It is a rare sequel that is as good as the original, but Flint and ...more
This is the sequel to The Course of Empire. During The Course of Empire, the Jao conquered earth. Partly this was because of human disunity. Now, the Jao have drafted humanity into fighting their ancient enemies the Ekhat. They have adapted both human and Jao technology to create a massive new spaceship the size of an aircraft carrier, the Lexington.
This story is partially about how technology changes when two cultures meet to make somethi ...more
I can't wait to find out what happens next.
It's SOP for me to read the free chapters at Baen, and then I'm stuck in the middle of the story until the book comes out. I read the previous book in the series (Baen Free Library) and couldn't resist buying the eBook to read the second installment.
Now I need another one. Good thing my wife works at a library.
This 2nd book in the Course of Empire series has more than passed my expectations. I'm looking forward to the 3rd book with great anticipation. The humor, plot and problem solutions have made the stories the best I've read recently.
It's just a rollicking good read, with interesting character studies of 4 different sapient species (humans and three others).
I'm a little disappointed in the treatment of the main female character, who despite being "Queen of the Universe" (that's just a joke one of the other characters makes) still seems to require a husband to validate her existence, and the portrayal of humanity as the smartest and most adaptable of the four species is jingoist ...more