By David Weber
The Galactic Hegemony has been round many years, and it likes stability--the form of balance that member species just like the competitive, carnivorous Shongairi are likely to disturb. So while the Hegemony Survey strength encountered a global whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they referred to as themselves—were nearly as undesirable because the Shongairi themselves, it appeared moderate to exploit the Shongairi to neutralize them prior to they can turn into a moment probability to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a number of knocks within the approach, the entire better.
Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in strength, and humanity’s towns lie in radioactive ruins. In mere mins, greater than part the human race has died.
Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who idea he used to be being turned around domestic from his most modern travel in Afghanistan, reveals himself as an alternative prowling the again kingdom of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and attempting to set up scattered survivors with no getting killed. And within the southeastern US, firearms teacher and previous Marine Dave Dvorak reveals himself on the middle of a turning out to be community of resistance—putting his nuclear family at deadly chance, yet what else are you able to do?
On the face of it, Buchevsky’s and Dvorak’s percentages glance bleak, as do customers for the remainder of the surviving human race. however it might be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the population of that unusual planet referred to as Earth…
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Henry watched through merciless eyes, fingering the scars on his face, as the French struggled forward. Their heavy mail and plate armor might defeat his archers’ arrows, but those same arrows forced the advancing French to close their helmet visors and keep their heads down lest the same thing happen to them as had happened to Henry and Percy at Shrewsbury. Visibility, as Henry knew from harsh personal experience, was hugely restricted under those circumstances, and just breathing through a visor’s airholes could become a tortuous ordeal, especially for someone fighting his way through knee-deep mud in the hot, sweaty prison of his armor.
Acquisition of less advanced but trainable species provided useful increases in the Empire’s labor force. A labor force which—thanks to the Constitution’s namby-pamby emphasis on members’ internal autonomy—could be kept properly in its place on any planet belonging to the Empire. And a labor force which was building the sinews of war the Empire would require on the day it told the rest of the Hegemony what it could do with all of its demeaning restrictions. That was one reason the Shongairi had been so secretly delighted when the more pacific members of the Council had decided that anyone as bloodthirsty as “humans” deserved whatever happened to them.
Out of the Dark by David Weber