The Blockade

The Blockade : First Salik War

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The national bestselling author of The V'Dan returns to her gripping military sci-fi series set in the same world as Theirs Not to Reason Why.

The First Salik War is underway, and the Alliance is losing--their newest allies must find a way to win, or everyone will be slaughtered.

Though committed to helping their V'Dan cousins, the Terrans resent how their allies treat them. The V'Dan in turn feel the Terrans are too unseasoned to act independently. And the other nations fear that ending the Salik War means starting a Human Civil War.

Even as Imperial Prince Li'eth and Ambassador Jackie MacKenzie struggle to get their peoples to cooperate, they still face an ethical dilemma: How do you stop a ruthless, advanced nation from attacking again and again without slaughtering them in turn?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0425276945
  • 9780425276945
  • 319,678

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Praise for Jean Johnson and her Novels

"Fabulously fresh [and] wildly entertaining."--New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

"Johnson spins an intriguing tale."--RITA Award-winning author Robin D. Owens

"Full of suspense, danger, and intrigue."

"Reminiscent of both Starship Troopers and Dune."--Publishers Weekly

"Engrossing military SF."--SF Signal
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About Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson is the national bestselling author of the First Salik War novels (The V'Dan, The Terrans), the Theirs Not to Reason Why series (Damnation, Hardship, Hellfire), and the Guardians of Destiny novels (The Guild, The Grove, The Tower). She believes the best part about being a writer is the joy of entertaining others. The second best part is inspiring them to do greater things than they would normally imagine, and to honor those who have tried. This is one of those stories, and she hopes you both enjoy it and are inspired by it.
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536 ratings
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