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by David Drake

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: David Drake
ISBN: 5555875568
ISBN13: 978-5555875563
Language: English
Publisher: Baen Books (June 1993)
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In book two of this series David Drake says" The Forge is quite simply one of the best novels to bear my name".

In book two of this series David Drake says" The Forge is quite simply one of the best novels to bear my name". I am not sure that I'd go that far, Redliner's and Hammer's Slammers have a special place in my heart. I highly recommend this novel for Drake and Stirling fans and for anyone who enjoys a good military science fiction story mixed in with ancient history.

The General (also known as the Raj Whitehall series, after the lead character) is a set of military science fiction books written by . Stirling from an outline by David Drake.

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The Forge (The Raj Whitehall Series: The General, Book 1). ISBN. Stirling and David Drake, is worthy of comparison to the Belisarius series by Eric Flint and David Drake. The Belisarius series is clearly modeled on the Byzantine general and historical figure of Belisarius, while the Raj Whitehall series takes the same historical motifs and characters and translates them into a vaguely science fiction setting.

Stirling and David DrakeI The ForgeChapter OneThe rat screamed. Stirling and David Drake. Raj Whitehall spun on one heel, the beam of his carbide lamp stabbing out scarcely faster than the pistol in his right hand. Chapter One. The rat screamed. Shit," he muttered, as the light fell on the corner of the underground chamber.

Book in the The General Series). by David Drake and . On planet Bellevue, isolated for centuries after the collapse of interstellar civilization, a sentient computer still functions. When it and Raj, a young military officer, discover each other, a spark is struck which offers hope to benighted Bellevue. But first Raj must become the General.

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BAEN BOOKS by DAVID DRAKE. The General series was originally published as five separate novels: The Forge, The Hammer, The Anvil, The Steel, and The Sword. Conqueror is the second and concluding part of the Raj Whitehall saga, which began in the first compendium volume, Warlord. Contents: The anvil - The steel - The sword. ISBN 0-7434-3594-X 1. Whitehall, Raj (Fictitious character)-Fiction. 2. Life on other planets-Fiction. 3. Science fiction, American.

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Comments to eBook The Forge (The Raj Whitehall Series: The General, Book 1)
Modimeena
The Forge, The General Series #1
(1991)
This is probably the best book that I've read this year; at least I enjoyed it the most. It is based on the Byzantine general Belisarius on a fictitious planet Bellevue.

See the above review by silliman89 "silliman89" for a plot summary or Arthur W. Jordin's review for a more detailed summary.
In book two of this series David Drake says" The Forge is quite simply one of the best novels to bear my name". I am not sure that I'd go that far, Redliner's and Hammer's Slammers have a special place in my heart.
I highly recommend this novel for Drake and Stirling fans and for anyone who enjoys a good military science fiction story mixed in with ancient history.
Gunner June, 2013
Tejar
as expected
Made-with-Love
read many times
in waiting
Thank you
Sharpmane
A good read not a great read.
Yndanol
Good Book, though can be a bit confusing if you miss a detail or aren't referring to the maps
Dianalmeena
This is a future world of strange carnivores, two moons and tribesmen who battle with muskets and swords. -think Napoleanic wars with a few steam-powered machines, fighting among remnants of advanced civilization. Raj Whitehall is from gentry, much like Leary in With the Lightnings. But no one leader seems able to unite the tribes.
Perhaps that is because some are known as Christos, others as Islamists, but Raj belongs to the state church of Starpriests. Those dress in white jumpsuits and robes, with ancient relics on chains (usually circuit boards made prior to 'the Fall'). All believe they are right. Drake pictures armies from feudal villages clashing with raiders flying a green and silver banner. Cavalry will gallop toward entrenched infantry, cannons fire, men cry out, and fires burn cultivated fields.
Moreover, carnosauroids prowl the forests, 1000 lb dogs function as horses, and the armies have camp followers providing batmen, seamstress service, or sex. Raj begins to have psychic visions that guide his choices in battle. We jump between alternative scenarios, watching him control impulsive behavior in the interest of a greater goal. The battle maps in back would have been more helpful within the passage describing them.
I count off one star for the violence and treatment of women as objects. Another star off for abrupt changes in narrative that leave me wondering what happened to a retreating enemy, or later, Raj's wife, Suzette.
Follow him through the battles ahead.
The same guy who wrote The Stone Dogs wrote this???

Flat characters, uninspired writing, hackneyed dialogue. Stirling definitely phoned this one in.
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