The Rods & The Axe

The Rods & The Axe Books 6 in the popular Carrera military science fiction series Tarawa Iwo Normandy Names that shine in the military history of two worlds places where brave men stormed ashore and fought their way to victory no matter the odds But then there are other names Marathon Malta Gallipoli Balboa’s Patricio Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country driven them out with appalling loss and worse humiliation That’s not enough though To finally finish his enemies Carrera needs to draw them back for a more telling defeat He cannot take the battle to them because beyond some long range bombardment capability he cannot reach them But when they return they don’t plan to come alone; they insist on having someone else do most of the bleeding for them Carrera understands this And that’s why he’s provoked the Zhong Guo mercilessly infuriating their ruling Empress He needs the Zhong in the war to buck up the Taurans to continue the war to its bitterest end and not unending stalemate But to get to Carrera the Zhong must take the Isla Real the strongest island fortress on two worlds In the process they’ll learn why Marines never forget those other names Gallipoli…Malta…Marathon Carrera’s enemies are about to learn why the expression "blood-stained water" is not just a literary allusion About Tom Kratman’s Carrera series “Interplanetary warfare with a visceral story of bravery and sacrifice fans of the military SF of John Ringo and David Weber should enjoy this SF action adventure”–Library Journal “Kratman&39;s dystopia is a brisk page turner full of startling twists … Kratman is a professional military man … up to speed on military and geopolitical conceits” –Best-selling author of America Alone Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman’s uncompromising military SF thriller Caliphate “Kratman raises disquieting questions on what it might take to win the war on terror…realistic action sequences strong characterizations and thoughts on the philosophy of war” – Publishers Weekly Carerra Series A Desert Called Peace Carnifex The Lotus Eaters The Amazon Legion Come and Take Them The Rods and the Axe
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