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The Prince (Falkenberg's Legion #1-4)

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The bestselling saga of Falkenberg's legion, complete in one huge volume, this contains stories that were originally published in four parts as "Falkenberg's Legion, Prince of Mercenaries, Go Tell the Spartans" and "Prince of Sparta."
Hardcover, 1151 pages
Published September 2002 by Baen Books
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This omnibus collects all the John Christian Falkenberg novels. It consists of:

Falkenberg’s Legion
Prince of Mercenaries
Go Tell the Spartans
Prince of Sparta

The story ranges from the fall of the CoDominium to the rise of Sparta and the First Empire of Man that replaces it. However the macro story takes a backseat to the battles.

This is solid military SciFi. However, the fact that the first two novels are in fact lashups of earlier works set to a common frame gives the whole story a somewhat di
Alastair McDermott
Old school military sf at its best. It starts out quite disjointed as this is a whole bunch of short stories, novellas and novels stuck together, but get past the first third and it's a very enjoyable read in an interesting universe.
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Previously published in four parts as Falkenberg's Legion and Prince of Mercenaries by Jerry Pournelle, and Go Tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling.
This is actually several novels and I think a novella or two combined. The combonation of social commentary and hard science fiction is an absorbing read.
The quality of the series contained in this book lowers considerably with the addition of a second author, S. M. Stirling.
1100+ pages, quite the time investment.
Excellent books in this omnibus
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Great set of books.
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Dr Jerry Eugene Pournelle is an American science fiction writer, engineer, essayist, and journalist, who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte, and has since 1998 been maintaining his own website and blog.

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
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