When sorcerers and demigods go to war, those wars are fought by mercenaries, "dog soldiers," grunts in the trenches. And the stories of those soldiers are the stories of Glen Cook's hugely popular "Black Company" novels. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books. There is nothing else in fantasy like them. Now, at last, Cook brings the "Glittering Stone" cycle within the Black Company series to an end . . . but an end with many other tales left to tell. As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter--actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady--hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm. And much of the Company is still recovering from the fifteen years many of them spent in a stasis field. Then a report arrives of an evil spirit, a forvalaka, that has taken over one of their old enemies. It attacks them at a shadowgate--setting off a chain of events that will bring the Company to the edge of apocalypse and, as usual, several steps beyond. Glen Cook is the leading modern writer of epic fantasy noir, and Soldiers Live is Cook at his best. None of his legion of fans will want to miss it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In the conclusion of the Glittering Stone cycle within the Black Company series, the members of the Black Company are faced with a number of old enemies--including Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter, Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler--while a an evil spirit, a forvalaka, attacks them at a shadowgate, igniting a chain of repercussions leading to the brink of apocalypse. Reprint.
THROUGH THE FIRE
This book was written to Show what it is really like in this modern age of warfare. This book is a work of Fiction but based on actual Events. some is just pure fiction. With a twist. what you think is real may be fiction, what you think is fiction is a real actual event. i have to declare it fiction due to the fact of having to change names from the real ones. the names of the places and countries were change in some due to national Security Requirements. This book will give you the insite of what War is really like for anyone who has never been in combat. For the combat veteran it is a chilling reminder of what it was really like. a hit you in the face dose of reality. Showing war is not glamourous as TV depicts it but a down and dirty no holds barred fight. You will Follow trooper David Grace from right out of jump school as a a wet behind the ears cherry into a no non-sense DELTA Force Oprative. Following him around the world thru all kinds of situations. Some funny some bad some good But all intense. When u sit down to read this book ensure you have plenty of time to read, Once you get started you will not want to stop and put it down. The action will be so real you will feel like you are there in the action.
The U S Army
Presents the history of the U.S. Army and facts about its soldiers and officers, the high-tech weapons used in its operations, and what a typical day in the U.S. Army is like.
City of Soldiers A Year of Life Death and Survival in Afghanistan
A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of Afghanistan Behind the headlines, the strategies, the surges, what is life really like in Afghanistan? What is it like to live and work there as a civilian on state-building with its people, fighting the Taliban with flip-charts and pens, not guns? In her account of sixteen months in the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, working for the Provincial Reconstruction Team, Kate Fearon records everyday life on the frontline. Amid the violence she unearths extraordinary stories of how ordinary Afghans live and what they think, both inside and outside the walls of military bases. From the thrills and risks of getting there to exploring Helmand and its history, this book follows the author’s daily life as she gets to know the people behind the war. She learns Pashto, visits the Districts, meets the US Marines, observes elections and evades suspected suicide bombers. She describes working with the tribal Elders on informal justice and policing issues, and building local democracy with them. She also listens to the musings of young men on marriage (and nightclubs), discovers what Afghan women really think of their burqas, and discusses poppy growing, pornography, forbidden love-notes, drinking and dancing. Tragic and touching but also wryly observed, City of Soldiers tells of the camaraderie and courage of those working under extreme conditions, foreigners and locals, civilians and military alike. It evokes the despair—and the guilt—that comes with targeted political murders in response to the process of democratization. Kate Fearon explains how the key driver for Afghans is pragmatism, their overriding goal survival, and reveals how women—and men—assert themselves in a seemingly impossibly restrictive culture with humor and hope.
How to Live at the Front Tips for American Soldiers
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Quality of Life for U S Soldiers Deployed in the Balkans
This report provides information on the quality of life for U.S. military personnel deployed to the Balkans, where U.S. Army ground forces have been deployed since December 1995. The Army has spent over $2 billion to develop camps and implement services to sustain deployed personnel and to enhance the soldiers' quality of life. The report discusses (1) how the Army defines and views the quality of life of deployed soldiers there, and (2) an independent assessment of quality of life at three base camps in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
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A fourteen-thousand-ship armada of alien invaders threatens Earth's Commonwealth of Worlds as it threatens to annihilate all human life throughout the galaxy in order to make room for its own colonists. Original.
Days of a Soldier s Life
Charles Pyndar Beauchamp Walker A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Days of a Soldier s Life Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.