Craig Alanson - book author
Craig Alanson is the author of books: Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force, #1), SpecOps (Expeditionary Force, #2), Paradise (Expeditionary Force, #3), Black Ops (Expeditionary Force, #4), Zero Hour (Expeditionary Force, #5), Mavericks (Expeditionary Force, #6), Renegades (Expeditionary Force, #7), Trouble on Paradise (Expeditionary Force, #3.5), Ascendant (Ascendant, #1), Transcendent (Ascendant, #2)
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.
When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar, wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria, to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar, they aren't our enemy, our allies are.
I'd better start at the beginning....
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Crown Princess Ariana Trehayme will become queen of Tarador on her sixteenth birthday, if her weak, indecisive mother the Regent hasn't allowed their ancient enemy to conquer Tarador before then. Ariana wants her royal army to strike at the enemy, but her mother knows what is best for her, and the realm.
Together, Ariana and Koren can save Tarador, if the adults, who know best, will get out of their way.