In this omnibus of Marching Through Georgia, Under the Yoke and The Stone Dogs, S.M. Stirling traces the rise of the Domination of the Draka and its long struggle with the United States and the American-led Alliance for Democracy. In this alternate history, the Americans who rejection the Revolution did not scatter to the four winds and Canada; a slight change in the course of events brought them to the new Crown Colony of Drakia instead... starting with the Cape of Good Hope and soon encompassing the whole of the right subcontinent of Southern Africa. Soon burning resentment and limitless ambition spurred the expansion of the people who called themselves the Draka.
There they built the Domination, an empire of inconceivable wealth and savagery, founded on conquest and slavery. It grew until it spanned the African continent, and then in the Great War of the early twentieth century, to include much of Asia as well. In the Eurasian War, Germany and the Soviet Union exhausted each other and the Draka stepped in, leaving the Domination triumphant from the English Channel to the China Sea. Only the United States and its allies stood between the Draka and their dream of an enslaved humanity.
By the 1990s, the Draka commanded the stuff of life itself, mastering biotechnology until they could create new species at will... and transform themselves into the Master Race of their savage dreams. The Alliance for Democracy traveled another path, into the mysteries of the physical universe and the technology based on such knowledge. The final confrontation would settle which was more powerful... or leave the earth a lifeless rock where nothing human remained but bones.
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S. M. Stirling is the author of the Draka trilogy. Set in a parallel universe, a nation founded on slavery and the United States battle for domination of the world. The trilogy was recently republished in one huge volume as The Domination. Stirling has also written Drakon, a novel of a Draka warrior hurled into our world, and edited a companion volume, Drakas! Among his collaborations are the popular General series with David Drake, the novel, The Children's Hour, with Jerry Pournelle, and the national bestseller, The City Who Fought, with Anne McCaffrey. He and his wife live in Santa Fe, NM.
Save your 10 bucks for something worthwhile
One of the worst ever written. Irregardless of the author’s personal beliefs it’s disgusting, low-brow garbage.
At times it verges on preaching “slavery isn’t that bad when the slaves are treated ok” and other times veers into grimy exploitation porn. There’s barely any conflict - the slaver empire protagonists that take over the world are just so perfect at everything and everything they do no matter what, which we’re reminded of… multiple times through each book. The opposition is always so braindead and self-handicapping it’s a wonder they even lasted as long as they did.
There’s chapters-long filler that doesn’t go anywhere, adds nothing and seems stuffed in to pad the books out. Other times there’s such vomit-inducing gratuitous violence and rape it comes across as little more than sleazy and gross.
In short; don’t buy it. Save the 10 dollars and buy something you’ll actually want to read.