In the final installment of The Spiral Slayers…
A species constantly at war that has somehow survived its own annihilation and developed advanced battle tactics and strategies. And so, Earth is brought into the fray. Wrapped in their event horizons, the Spiral Slayer Blackships are coming and, in the end, comes the revelation… the reason we and the universe exist.
A god-like alien has decimated the planet of Amular. The population and their allies the Loud cling to life on moons and space stations as their wounded sun threatens to explode. Managing to capture a piece of the alien ship, the Loud have succeeded in cloning it.
From the ashes and shock of defeat, a hunt for revenge and a love affair that will span 300 million years.
The countdown has begun…
The humans on planet Amular, along with the survivors of an alien race called the Loud face a hopeless battle; an ancient alien originating beyond the observable universe is coming, killing everything in their path. In one day, they destroy the Loud home world—a species a thousand years ahead of the humans. Something is not quite right and there are too many coincidences.
An alien race makes contact through Captain Maximus changing his life, his species and his world forever. The impact and political upheaval caused by the alien contact is only exceeded by the gifts they bring. But another alien has been coming and now it is upon them. This new alien intends to destroy Amular while on its way to a far more devastating objective.
Nothing ruins a good cup of kaff than a spider teleporting on board… and these were in the six-foot-business-suite-and-tie range, carrying blasters and a sense of entitlement like you wouldn’t believe. They gave me a job to do, and held my ship hostage while I went to do it—and *that’s* when everything went all to Hell. Exactly how I’m gonna get us out of this one, is a mystery to me.
The krall have all but exterminated those who stand in their way. Now, for the very first time, humans and vampires must come together to fight as one. Many familiar faces return as the Colonials hope to hatch their riskiest plan yet. Will this mysterious race of wolven creatures consume the Skyla System, or will Foster lead our heroes to victory?
**All five stories collected in this volume have been previously published in various collections, novels and anthologies, including Forge and Steel, Planetary Assault, First Conquest, Desolator: Conquest, and Jerry Pournelle's There Will Be War X.**
Earth and her solar system are under continuous attack by an empire of a thousand worlds.
End of Order documents the final hours of the EDF battle carrier Legacy and her crew as a force of disenfranchised Earth expatriates calling themselves the Vandals wage a final assault to implement their Final Solution on the planet Legacy has sworn to protect.
Remy Duval's one chance to save Earth lies in navigating the Freedom across a deadly patch of concentrated radiation known as the Crucible. His sanctuary lies in a hidden dimension while the ship travels unguided. But when a race of mechanical beings slips aboard and threatens their plans, Remy and his crew must suffer exposure to repel this new menace.