By Harry Turtledove
American Empire #1
Twice within the final century, brutal struggle erupted among the U.S. and the Confederacy. Then, after a new release of relative peace, the good conflict exploded all over the world. because the clash engulfed Europe, the C.S.A. sponsored the Allies, whereas the U.S. chanced on its personal best friend in Imperial Germany. The accomplice States, France, and England all fell. Russia self-destructed, and the japanese, considering the fact that the reason used to be misplaced, retired to struggle one other day.
The nice conflict has ended, and an uneasy peace reigns round many of the international. yet nowhere is the peace extra fragile than at the continent of North the United States, the place sour enemies percentage a unmarried landmass and lengthy, bloody borders.
In the North, proud Canadian nationalists try and withstand the colonial energy of the U.S.. within the South, the once-mighty accomplice States were pounded into poverty and cruel inflation. U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt refuses to come to pre-war borders. The scars of the previous won't quickly be healed. The time is true for madmen, demagogues, and terrorists.
At this important second in heritage, with Socialists emerging to strength within the U.S. lower than the management of presidential candidate Upton Sinclair, a deadly enthusiast is at the upward push within the Confederacy, preaching a message of hate. And in Canada one other man--a easy farmer--has a nefarious plan: to assassinate the best U.S. conflict hero, common George Armstrong Custer.
With stress at the seas excessive, and a military of Marxist Negroes lurking within the swamplands of the Deep South, good enough everyone is desirous to go back the realm to battle. Harry Turtledove sends his sprawling solid of guys and women--wielding their very own faiths, persuasions, and personal demons--into the bothered occasions among the wars.
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So it was that when the Ultramarines received a distress call from Commrath's planetary governor, Calgar responded immediately with all the might at his command. An Emissary Arrives Some weeks before, an emissary from the alien Eldar had sought parley with the Governor of Commrath. Orar had been entombed with many relics of his campaigns, some of Imperial heritage and many others of unknown provenance. The alien had claimed ownership of one such relic, known to the Ultramarines and the people of Commrath as the Sceptre of Galaxian, and requested its return.
M41 Waaagh! Gutshredda rampages through the Forgoii system. Marneus Calgar leads three companies to the assistance of the Forgoil Planetary Defence Forces. In a little more than three weeks, the Ultramarines destroy the tellyporta ships and Stompa factories that provided Waaagh! Gutshredda with much of its momentum. In the final battle of the war, Calgar and his Terminatorarmoured retinue board and destroy Gutshredda's flagship, Da Supadestructa. M41 Contact is lost with Explorator Fleet 913. The Ultramarines send three companies to investigate, but find only empty vessels drifting in deep space.
N d The Evacuation Begins Captain Sicarius had divided his force into three groups. The first, under the direction of Sicarius himself, struck the Necron onslaught at its very heart, scouring the soulless machine-warriors back from Kellenport's outer walls. The second, its command given to Chief Librarian Tigurius, hit home amidst the gauss siege cannon and Pylons whose flickering fire rained down upon those areas of Kellenport where the defenders still held out. The third wave, consisting entirely of unmanned Deathwind Drop Pods, slammed into the broken rubble outside the besieged capitolis administratum.
Blood & Iron (American Empire, Book 1) by Harry Turtledove