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It began with a terrible vision of the future. Compelled by her precognitive abilities, Ia must somehow save her home galaxy long after she's gone. Now Jean Johnson presents the long-awaited epic conclusion to her national bestselling military science fiction series... With their new ship claimed and new crewmembers being collected, Ia's Damned are ready and willing to re-enter the fight against the vicious, hungry forces of their Salik foes. But shortly after they board the Damnation to return to battle, a new threat emerges. After several centuries of silence, the Greys are back, and the Alliance must now combat both a rapacious, sadistic enemy, and a terrifying, technologically superior foe. Ia has asked nothing of her crew that she herself has not been willing to give. But with two wars to bring to an end--and time running out--Ia must make and execute the most terrible choice of all...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 105 x 171 x 27mm | 182g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0425277879
  • 9780425277874
  • 153,390

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Praise for national bestselling author Jean Johnson's series, Theirs Is Not to Reason Why: "Highly entertaining and extremely involving in equal measure."--The Founding Fields "A fantastic space opera series... a mesmerizing multilayered read."--Night Owl Reviews "Fast-paced with terrific battle scenes and deep characterizations."--Genre Go Round Reviews "Reminiscent of both Starship Troopers and Dune...Successfully balances its military and science fiction elements."--Publishers Weekly "An engrossing military SF series."--SF Signal
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About Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson is the national bestselling author of the Theirs Is Not to Reason Why series, including Hellfire, An Officer's Duty, and A Soldier's Duty, as well as the Sons of Destiny series.
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1,527 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 46% (699)
4 35% (532)
3 14% (215)
2 4% (62)
1 1% (19)
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