Contains Books #5 and #6 The Sword and The Chosen, in the best selling General series.
The Empire of Man has fallen and a new Dark Age is upon the stars. With planets cut off and reduced to subsistence and ignorance, humanity has nearly forgotten its past greatness. But one battle computer has survived the Collapse. He is Center. And Center is determined to find and aid leaders who can return a star-faring republic to the galaxy. The first of these leaders is Raj Whitehall, a man born to be a general, and molded to retake civilization itself from the jaws of barbarism.
The Sword For five years Raj Whitehall has led his men across the face of the planet Bellevue. With saber and bayonet he has conquered one barbarian nation after another. Now his greatest enemy is his own overlord, Barholm Clerett, who's so paranoid of Raj's victories that he is reduced to only one thought: Raj Whitehall must die.
The Chosen Planted by interstellar probes on hundreds of human-occupied worlds, the downloaded personalities of Raj Whitehall and the ancient battle computer known as Center work together for planetary unity. On Visager, a nation-state of vicious militarists is about to start the final war that will bring their fatal racist infection to the stars. Now two young men once at odds in war must unite and, with the aid of the disembodied voices of their mentors from the stars, stand against exporting eternal tyranny to the galaxy itself.
About the Raj Whitehall series:
“[T]old with knowledge of military tactics and hardware, and vividly described action . . . devotees of military SF should enjoy themselves.”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] thoroughly engrossing military sf series . . . superb battle scenes, ingenious weaponry and tactics, homages to Kipling, and many other goodies. High fun.”—Booklist
About David Drake:
“[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank … rivals Crane and Remarque …” –Chicago Sun-Times
“Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.” –Booklist
The General Series The Forge S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Hammer S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Anvil S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Steel S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Sword S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Chosen S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Reformer S. M. Stirling David Drake
The Tyrant Eric Flint David Drake
The Heretic Tony Daniel David Drake
The Savior Tony Daniel David Drake
Omnibus Editions Warlord David Drake S. M. Stirling Contains The Forge and The Hammer
Conqueror David Drake S. M. Stirling Contains The Anvil and The Steel Hope Reborn David Drake S. M. Stirling Contains The Forge and The Hammer
Hope Rearmed David Drake S. M. Stirling Contains The Anvil and The Steel
S.M. Stirling is the New York Times best-selling author of the Draka series, the Lords of Creation series, and the Emberverse series, among others. With David Drake, he is the author of several novels in the General series. He cowrote novels in the Falkenberg's Legion series with Jerry Pournelle. He lives in New Mexico.