Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Ian Douglas and the Legacy trilogy a couple years ago i picked up a trilogy of books called the Heritage trilogy by an author called Ian Douglas and absolutely loved it, about a year ago i picked up a book called star corp, book one in the legacy trilogy but the same author ian douglas, since then i have tried everythinbg i know of to find any information on forthcomming books in thisn trilogy by this author. Re: Ian Douglas and the Legacy trilogy has amyone else even heard of these books? Re: Ian Douglas and the Legacy trilogy. The basic plot is, its about fifty years into the future, humans have landed on mars and discovered remains of an alien civilization.
Now Star Corp is the first book in a new trilogy called the Legacy trilogy. Re: Ian Douglas and the Legacy trilogy I have read all four books, and have been awaiting the release of the next, but i can't find any infomration from the publisher about it. Re: Ian Douglas and the Legacy trilogy thanks!
The Heritage Trilogy rocked! That , my friends, is the proper way to write military scifi. Book 1 of the Legacy Trilogy following in the footsteps of the first three was equally as interesting and I just purchased book 2: Battlespace. I'll probably start reading it as soon as I can get it in my hot little hands.
The way Douglas blends the mythology and technology and the sheer galactic history of everything is just lovely to read. He sketches out enough to make you curious, but doesn't bog it down so much that you lose sight of the story. I'm particularly keen to read Battlespace since it's gonna deal with the Oannes.
Or, at least, it's about a mission to try and find the Oannes. I have a feeling it may be the Hunters, though, and while it probably isn't original, I LOVE the idea of the Hunters of the Dawn- a predatory species bent on wiping out ALL intelligent life, save themselves. I read this on the back of a whole spate of Military SF novels, and the fact that I did not find it stale or same old is testament to just how entertaining it is. No, these are not Space Marines like you would find in the Warhammer universe.
This is an extrapolation of the current Marine Corps, and what it might entitle in the not so very distant future, should mankind ex I read this on the back of a whole spate of Military SF novels, and the fact that I did not find it stale or same old is testament to just how entertaining it is. This is an extrapolation of the current Marine Corps, and what it might entitle in the not so very distant future, should mankind explore the stars and find them less than friendly. Some of the basic assumptions of the story are very interesting, even if not entirely new.
Aliens that have ruled Earth in ancient times have ferried away a lot of humans for slave labour on distant planets, and even though Earth was liberated, one planet still exists where humans are being used for less-than-honourable purposes. Is what they are doing really so wrong if it is unacceptable only from a Human point of view in other words: who died and made Humans the benchmark for morality?
In fact, this is a theme that forms an integral part of the story. Good solid military SiFi series. Very good military "Feel" to the writing.
Nice story arc also. Sep 17, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: reviewed , science-fiction , military-sci-fi. It has several staples of good military sci-fi - sentient aliens who in this case have probably played a part in humanity's evolution , a coming of age story for a young man, and lots of fighting with high-tech weapons. The Legacy trilogy occurs after the Heritage trilogy, which I have not read yet.
beyriuronalang.gq Anyone can jump in here and get up to speed on the situation, both on a galactic and personal scale. The world-building or universe-building reminded me of Stargate, but it has original features and is well thought out. There are a lot of descriptions, and for a while it was hard to slog through the details. Then the story picked up and I had more fun. If you like military sci-fi, this is for you.
Aug 25, Michael rated it it was amazing. This is the 1st book in the Legacy Trilogy by Ian Douglas. This book takes place about 60 years after the events in the last book of the Heritage Trilogy. Once again the Space Marines have been called upon the serve their country and their planet. Only this time it's at another star system. The star system is about 8 light years from Earth and even with our most advanced space ships the trip will take about 10 years just to get there.
The crew and the Marines will be in hibernation for the trip This is the 1st book in the Legacy Trilogy by Ian Douglas. The crew and the Marines will be in hibernation for the trip so between that and time dilation from traveling at near light speed it will seem as if only a few months have passed. They have gone to the Llalande star system to free captured human slaves from the AN, a race who had visited Earth nearly 10, years ago and were nearly destroyed by another alien species know as "The Hunter's Of The Dawn".
They had taken human slaves from Earth and fled to the planet Ishtar in the Llalande system. It is now up to the Space Marines to free these human slaves. This is first rate Military Science fiction and I highly recommend it!
An engaging tale, told tautly and with an enthusiast's attention to scientific detail. An extended battle with an alien species recalls certain elements of the classic SF novel Armor.
If I can skip the obligatory boot camp segments, this was quite a compelling read. Good for 4. First of a series so am hitting the next book soon. View 1 comment.
Nov 19, Riley Rabuck rated it liked it. A love letter to the Marine Corps But as a Marine there was a bit too much cheese in there.
Apr 30, James Cox rated it it was amazing. I love Stargate and this book had a lot of great elements that reminded me of that tv series. Aug 31, Thomas rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Douglas, Ian. Star Corps. Legacy Trilogy No. Harper, Let us just say that originality is not a primary goal when Ian Douglas sits down to crank out another adventure of a U. Marines expeditionary force doing battle on faraway planets. Set in the same universe as his Heritage trilogy, the Star Corps Marines land on Ishtar—really, that is the name of the place.
There is an alien enclave in a cave that must be nuked, a la Starship Troopers. There is a population of human slaves, whose an Douglas, Ian. There is a population of human slaves, whose ancestors were kidnapped by aliens thousands of years ago, that must be freed.
Action is a premium for Douglas, and he does it well. If you like fast-reading military action with a predictable plot, this one is for you. Dec 28, BobA rated it really liked it. Summary: Hard core military SF, the marines vs aliens with space flight thrown in, politics and corporate greed etc. All good stuff with the good guys coming through.
Coming of age as well. Plotline: Pretty straight forward plot with the marines doing what they are supposed to Premise: Misunderstood aliens who are equally misunderstanding of humans, very good. Writing: Not bad the reader is right their in the action Ending: All good if a little predictable.