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Tran (Janissaries series combo volumes Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Pournelle , Roland Green
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Finding himself on the distant world of Tran, which is populated by humans from all Earth times, former mercenary Rick Galloway, now known as Lord Rick, must unite the warring nations of the planet to survive the time of the Demon Star.

Includes: Clan & Crown and Storms of Victory

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Jerry Pournelle is a reigning master of military science fiction, author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other works, such as Janissaries, Exiles to Glory, High Justice, King David's Spaceship, Starswarm, and others. With Larry Niven he has collaborated on a string of bestselling novels, including Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and many more. He holds advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and has been involved professionally in all these fields. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.

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Finding himself on the distant world of Tran, which is populated by humans fr all Earth times, former mercenary Rick Galloway, now known as Lord Rick, mus unite the warring nations of the planet to survive the time of the Demon Sta

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 926 KB
  • Print Length: 688 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Baen Books; 1 edition (20 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AP988B4
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.3 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tran (Janissaries series combo volumes) 16 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Old, but still very, very readable.
A good well written sci-fi adventure by one of the best in the field. Most people tend to think of the big technically awesome
stories when you think of Jerry Pournelle, especially those written with other authors such as Larry Nivem etc but I prefer his shorter more character driven books with almost traditional story lines & heroes. Janissaries has always been a favourite of mine, a great
pity they stopped after three books without any conclusion to the series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tran 7 Jun 2013
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A disappointing ending. It seems to have been left open for a sequel that has never happened. Shame as it is not a bad read
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2.0 out of 5 stars The three stories about TRAN 25 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback
I have read all; three of the books about TRAN by Jerry Pournelle and Roland Green. I enjoyed them all until I came to the end of the third one, I could not believe the ending, it left you wondering what was going on. The two main characters went galloping off together after winning a major battle and that was the end. If this the way that Jerry pournelle and Roland Green end their stories I definitely will not be buying any more.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A rehash of two previously published books under a new title 17 Sep 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Beware Tran. Having bought it here believing it to be a new book, I discovered that it is merely two earlier Pournelle and Green novels (Storms of Victory and one other) republished under a new name. (An annoying practice, to which the Baen Book company is especially prone.) I had liked both of those books when I first read them, but not enough to buy them twice. (It should be noted that the book does warn you of its contents on the back cover -- caveat lector or net buyer.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compliation 14 Oct 2003
By Michael R. Stork - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Tran is a continuation of Janissaries, and combines the 2nd and 3rd books; "Clan & Crown", and "Storms of Victory".
If you enjoy this type of story, I'd also suggest David Drake's "Ranks of Bronze", Roman legionaries captured and sold to aliens to fight their battles. It continues with "Foreign Legions" a shared world anthology where Drake allows other authors to write their own stories in this universe. There is a follow up book, "The Excalibur Alternative", in which David Weber expands on his short story from the anthology and turns it into a novel in it's own right.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, save the ending 17 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It was a very good book all the way up until the ending. When I got to the ending I couldn't believe it was really over. I had many unanswered questions and the plot never really got any closure. The book starts off good, then it has a few good climaxes, and then it just stops. There was never a resolution to many plots and subplots. It leaves you wanting to know what will happen next, but you never get to find out because the book is over and there are no sequels that I know of on the market. For a book almost 700 pages long you may want to consider this before you begin to read.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another book 18 Mar 2005
By J. Marlow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have just started reading this series and I like it. I also visited Pournelle's site and saw this:

MAMELUKES: Latest Janissaries Novel. I have 65,000 words done of about 80,000. There are many new characters, as well as all -- ALL -- of the old ones. A lot happens. A LOT. Some happens off stage in the High Commission: I have no viewpoint characters who can see that, but the effects will be felt both on Earth and Tran.

I've been working pretty steadily on this. Watch out for Ghurkas...

Alas, as of Fall 2004 I haven't finished this. It is about next on my schedule, after Burning Tower
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good, but plot unresolved 7 July 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book, with battles combining
modern military weapons and tactics with ancient weapons like swords and spears. Unfortunately at the end of the book there are still many plot issues which have not been resolved. A sequel is needed!
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