Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul.
Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago . . .
A power vast, ancient, and terrifying, the mighty Xul have lost track of the insignificant humans hundreds of years after devastating their home world—which has enabled the United Star Marines to operate unnoticed and unhindered. A near-autonomous intergalactic policing force, they battle in defense of an Earth they may not live to see again. Now, following the trail of a vanished twenty-fourth-century transport, they are journeying through an unexplored stargate to the edge of an unknown galaxy many light years from their sun. For the last, best, and only chance to defeat the tyrants of the universe may at long last be at hand . . .
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One hell of a story!
This little gem of a novel fits right in with the rest of marine corps literature. I've never heard of Ian Douglass before pickin up star strike, and in a few hundred pages he's catapulted himself to being one of my favorite authors.
Bravo Zulu, an Semper Fi!
Well, not really that great
First two books in the series were good reads but the third turns into a total mess.
Starting out with the story that marines were put in an 850 year sleep only to be awakened in some sort of crisis!!!
Then the story turns into what seems to be the authors attempt to dazzle us with his knowledge of prior marine battles. But presented in a way that makes it feel like to author is on some kind of mind altering drug while writing the story.
Too bad. The trilogy started out promising, but not so much book 3
Really really not very good. Kind of boring pseudo military crab.