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by Walter H. Hunt

  • Author: Walter H. Hunt
  • ISBN: 0765349833
  • ISBN13: 978-0765349835
  • ePub: 1825 kb | FB2: 1371 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Tor Science Fiction; First Edition edition (May 30, 2006)
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 145
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The Dark Crusade (Dark Wing) ePub download

These 4 books - The Dark Wing, The Dark Path, The Dark Ascent, and The Dark Crusade . Hunt does quite well with reasonably tight plotting and characterization. His integration of the mythic elements is better than average.

These 4 books - The Dark Wing, The Dark Path, The Dark Ascent, and The Dark Crusade - exhibit many of the standard space opera devices. There are the winged and in many ways admirable aliens, the remorseless insectoid alien adversaries, the hidden powers attempting to manipulate human fates, and the sprawling and somewhat corrupt space empire. There is also more than a touch of mysticism with events mirroring myths of the winged alien species. Nor can it be said that Hunt has done anything particularly novel with these devices.

Walter h hunt series: Dark Wing. Other author's books: The Dark Ascent.

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The Dark Crusade book. but all is not as it seems to be. The "vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy, and the all-powerful puppetmasters that have lurked in the shadows have entered the endgame where the mysteries of alien prophecies may have already determined the outcome.

Book in the Dark Wing Series). Fated to save the zor-human alliance from an alien menace, rebellious space commodore Jackie Lappierre engages in a deadly confrontation in which the fate of sentient life hangs in the balance

Book in the Dark Wing Series). Fated to save the zor-human alliance from an alien menace, rebellious space commodore Jackie Lappierre engages in a deadly confrontation in which the fate of sentient life hangs in the balance. By the author of The Dark Ascent and The Dark Path. 10,000 first printing.

Sequel to: The dark ascent. A Tom Doherty Associates book. The Dark Path introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power, one that was the actual puppet-master of the human-zor war and now wishes to bring both worlds under its madness-inducing shadow, while The Dark Ascent brought into focus a secret conspiracy that is disrupting the balance of power on both a military and metaphysical level.

Now in The Dark Crusade, as armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace is forced to confront a zor-human alliance that has . Library descriptions.

Now in The Dark Crusade, as armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace is forced to confront a zor-human alliance that has been warned, their covert and insidious plans of infiltration now exposed, but all is not as it seems to be. The "vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy, and the all-powerful puppet-masters that have lurked in the shadows have entered the endgame, where the mysteries of alien prophecies may have already determined the outcome.

1959- ) US computer programmer and author whose Dark Wing sequence of Military SF adventures – comprising The Dark Wing (2001), The Dark Path (2003), The Dark Ascent (2004) and The Dark Crusade (2005) – traverses an unusually long time-span from the first volume, featuring th. .

1959- ) US computer programmer and author whose Dark Wing sequence of Military SF adventures – comprising The Dark Wing (2001), The Dark Path (2003), The Dark Ascent (2004) and The Dark Crusade (2005) – traverses an unusually long time-span from the first volume, featuring the dominating human admiral nicknamed the Black Wing who sacrifices himself to resolve the war between.

The Dark Wing - is a 2001 military science fiction novel by Walter H. Hunt and part one of a 4 part series.

The Dark Path introduced a new alien force into the delicate balance of power. This force was the actual puppetmaster of the human-zor war and now wishes to bring both worlds under its madness inducing shadow. The Dark Ascent brought into focus a secret conspiracy that is disrupting the balance of power on both a military and metaphysical level.But the same ancient philosophy of the zor race that prophesized "the Dark Wing" has also foreseen a hero that will meet the new menace--a hero now mystically embodied in a rebellious space commodore by the name of Jackie Lappierre.Now in The Dark Crusade as armadas clash and outposts fall, the overly confident alien menace is forced to confront a zor human alliance that has been warned, their covert and insidious plans of infiltration now exposed...but all is not as it seems to be. The "vuhl menace" may not be the ultimate enemy, and the all-powerful puppetmasters that have lurked in the shadows have entered the endgame where the mysteries of alien prophecies may have already determined the outcome.Though victory is hardly attained by either side in The Dark Crusade, the page turning and thought provoking climax will forever alter the fate of sentient life in the galaxy.
Gagas
Well written. Loved the whole series. Want more.
Fearlesssinger
Great final to an amazing series
Oghmaghma
I havent read the book yet. I needed it to complete the series. I have read
the first three books and will start this one soon. The paper back is in
very good to excellent condition. Thanks
Ynneig
This is the fourth book in what seems to be a never ending series. At first glance it seems to be a science fiction book, and it is mainly a classic space opera, but there are strong elements of fantasy. The three main races in these books have mental powers, and there are many themes of a mystical nature.

The first book in the series, "The Dark Wing," set the stage for this series. Humans were fighting with the zor, an alien bird like race which is heavy into a mystical view of the universe. The second book "The Dark Path" takes place years later when the humans and the zor have learned to get along, but are threaten by a new alien race. Some humans are dragged into the zor's approach to life. Jackie Kearny ends up on a quest for a special zor sword, the gyaryu. In the third book "The Dark Ascent" the new alien race, the vuhl, have attack the humans and zor, and initially have great success. The humans and zor learn some ways to protect themselves.

A large part of "The Dark Crusade" focuses on a small group of humans and zor, the Blazing Stars, who have learned a very effective way to fight with the vuhl. Their ultimate goal is to completely destroy the vuhl. The war changes from the humans and zor protecting themselves. It isn't even about conquest; the Blazing Stars want to exterminate the vuhl.

There are clear hints of another form of life which is trying to manipulate the humans, zor, and even the vuhl. We don't know who they are or what limitations they have. Some how this other group, life forms, or beings are tied to six colors of a rainbow. They do seem to be trying to get the humans and zor to destroy the vuhl. One thing I've wondered is are they playing a complicated chess game with humans, zor and vuhl as pieces; that the colors have picked sides and are trying to defeat the other colors. I wish the author gave us a bit more information about them.

The story is complex and rich in detail. There are many characters and the story bounces from viewpoint to viewpoint. The story moves along very well and never drags. It isn't clear that this series will have a conclusion any time soon. More and more characters, races, and threads get added with each book. The story is well written. If you like space opera and don't mind a story that leaves you hanging, then check out "Dark Crusade."
Gerceytone
These 4 books - The Dark Wing, The Dark Path, The Dark Ascent, and The Dark Crusade - exhibit many of the standard space opera devices. There are the winged and in many ways admirable aliens, the remorseless insectoid alien adversaries, the hidden powers attempting to manipulate human fates, and the sprawling and somewhat corrupt space empire. There is also more than a touch of mysticism with events mirroring myths of the winged alien species. Nor can it be said that Hunt has done anything particularly novel with these devices.

Nonetheless, Hunt is a more than competent practictioner and these books are a decent read. Hunt does quite well with reasonably tight plotting and characterization. His integration of the mythic elements is better than average. These books are better, for example, than David Weber's very popular books.
Global Progression
I was completely taken in by Hunt's style and world he has created in the DARK WIND series. The previous reviewer is correct, the culture, religion, villains, politics,etc are all very fascinating. However, having read the first three, I thought some answers would be forthcoming in this fourth book. Without giving anything away here, I have to say that the ending and chapters leading up to it are very very drawn out and in the end, inconclusive. I like the books, don't get me wrong, but I am not going to be reading another 6 or 10 books here to get to the end of the story (I have done this already more than once on other series which are just as good or better) which at this point needs more than the MYSTERIOUS whoever is bad or evil or whatever. If this author wants to keep my attention, the next book better have some clarity. SERIES IS A GOOD IDEA, DO NOT RUIN IT JUST BECAUSE IT WORKS FOR THE SAKE OF DRAWING IT OUT. I know you need to eat too.
Ranicengi
I always thought that this series had been a trilogy. I read the orginal book where the zor were the enemy, and I thought that it was an interesting read. The second book had also been pretty good, and when I saw this book I thought that it was the third in the trilogy. I was thus surprised to find out that not only is it the 4th in the series, it is also itself a cliffhanger.

The story itself is well done, although it did not begin to grab me until the middle of the book where I could see the roots of facism taking hold in the Empire via the Blazing Star. I admit to skipping over a lot of the mystical stuff and focusing on the actions, but the plot and characters are solid. I would be interested in seeing where the story will go next.
After reading the whole series, I've come to grips with the interesting way of intertwined ancient legends and space battles, and of course... the mind games. And I thoroughly enjoyed all of it, plot, characters (generations of those). But ... seriously, where is the rest?

SPOILER ALERT beyond this:

With the bands of lights started to reveal themselves, and Jackie playing "Star Trek Voyager" ... how can the story *ends* there? it's like hitting the brake at 140mph. I sure hope that Mr. Hunt is still looking for inspiration to write the next Dark saga book.
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