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In the end, the only political systems that seem to work are those based on freedom. The Inner World leaders of the Terran Federation seem to have forgotten this simple truth. After fighting the Khanate - with the Fringe Worlds to supply the raw material and the fighting men - the Inner Worlds found it hard to give up the powers they had seized during the war. So they decided not to - rather than allow the rapidly expanding Fringe Worlds representation in the Federation, they are inviting the Khanate in, to keep the colonial upstarts in their place. The Fringers have only one answer to that: insurrection.
©1992 David Weber and Steve White (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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By JDP on 12-05-17

First Novel WRITTEN, fourth novel in TIMELINE

If you’ve listened to books by David Weber and Steve White before, how does this one compare?

This one is by far the "roughest" and "most politically focused" of the books I have read so far. It was really not as good (in my opinion) as Crusade, In Death Ground, or The Shiva Option. HOWEVER I learned later that this book was written FIRST. So a lot of things feel out of place and not as polished as previous books. Just go into this one knowing that it was their first

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dont start here.

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By G. Parish on 11-09-17

Solid Military SciFi

This is pretty solid military sci-fi. It focuses pretty fairly on all sides and gives a great overall view while showcasing the heroism of humanity in general. Well written and worth a read.

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By Steve on 03-11-16

This should be book 4

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Listen to In Death Ground then The Shiva Option as they are books 2 and 3.

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