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Guns of Darkness

(There Will Be War #6)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From the smoldering mists of a far-off alien realm to a violent valley of sinister shadows and bloody death--this is the story of the eternal urge to conquer and the free men who stood against it in far-flung battle lines.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 15th 1987 by Tor Books (first published 1987)
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David Nichols
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, reviewed
Reading the latter volumes of this series is rather like eating a roll of off-brand Necco Wafers you found while cleaning out your dead grandmother's apartment. It probably won't kill you, may even offer some mild stimulation and satisfaction, but quite a few of the candies are stale, and you feel as if you're only finishing the roll to clear it out of the way. Most of the entries in the sixth volume of THERE WILL BE WAR, DAMN IT have gone stale. The non-fiction essays are useful only as histori ...more
Brian
May 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Not my favourite of the series so far by a wide margin. It does end much stronger than it starts, but the non-fiction in this one never really grabbed my attention except the van Clausewitz. Hughes 'Crown of Thorns' is another fun visit to Barley Cross, Williams 'Ligdan and and the Young Pretender' is a hoot and Garrett's 'The Highest Treason' is pretty neat once you swallow the original premise.

If you've liked the others in the series, this one will probably mildly appeal to you, if not, go ahe
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Papal Bull
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
As I expected most of the stories were not very good but the Traitor short story was interesting.
Jon
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is worth reading for the short story called “The highest treason.” Everything is is gravy.
Eddy
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Some good stories with some out of date political/military essays
Charles
Jul 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
The sixth volume in the series and one of the best.
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