The Dark Crusade
In the future, man will take to the stars and in doing so place his existence in jeopardy, as not all of space's inhabitants will welcome us with open arms. The war with the zor is long over, and Admiral Marais, the legendary "Dark Wing," is long dead, though some of his companions on that campaign of xenocide still remain. "The Dark Path" introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power...the actual puppet master of the human-zor war - while "The Dark Ascent" brought into focus a secret conspiracy that disrupts the balance of power on both a military and a metaphysical level. But the same ancient philosophy of the zor race that prophesied "the Dark Wing" has foreseen a hero who will meet the new menace - a hero now mystically embodied in a rebellious space commodore by the name of Jackie Lappierre. Now in "The Dark Crusade", as armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace is forced to confront a zor human alliance that has been warned. Victory is hardly certain for either side in a page-turning and thought provoking climax that will forever alter the fate of sentient life in the galaxy.
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- Hardback | 416 pages
- 156 x 235 x 44.45mm | 725.75g
- 26 Aug 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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Praise for The Dark Wing: " ... a fast paced story that should appeal to fans of space opera and military SF. Reminiscent of Orson Scott Card's military classic Ender's Game" --Library Journal"Military science fiction ... something like Honor Harrington flavored with Babylon 5." -- Kirkus Reviews"Impressive ...likely to please partisans of Saberhagan, Weber, and Drake" --Booklist"A bravura performance" --Publishers Weekly"A thoughtful debut, reassuringly familiar in shape with glints of originality" - Kirkus Reviews"Here's action, adventure, and intrigue the way C.S.Forester would have told it." --William C.Dietz
About Walter H. Hunt
Walter H. Hunt has nearly twenty years experience in high tech as a software engineer and technical writer. His writing reflects an abiding interest in history, his area of college study, but science fiction has been his favorite reading material since he watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon when he was but a lad. He is an active freemason and a lifelong baseball fan. He lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. The Dark Crusade is his third novel.