The Toad King: A Soldier's Story by Ward Best
Approx. 157,540 words.
Published on July 20, 2012.
Major John Elliott, U.S. Army, is shanghaied by an advanced alien race in order to teach them the long lost art of war. His survival is now intertwined with theirs, and against all odds, he must teach his peace-loving aliens how to defend themselves or perish with them.