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Live Free or Die
by John Ringo
Publisher: Baen Books

Beginning a New Series by a New York Times Best-Selling Author.
Will the People of Earth Bow Down to
Alien Overlords—or Will They Live Free or Die?

First Contact Was Friendly

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

Who Controls the Orbitals, Controls the World

When the Horvath came through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they've held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there's no way to win and earth's governments have accepted the status quo.

Live Free or Die.

To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and with enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win. Fortunately, there's Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of the Horvath.

Troy Rising is a book in three parts—Live Free or Die being the first part—detailing the freeing of earth from alien conquerors, the first steps into space using off-world technologies and the creation of Troy, a thousand trillion ton battlestation designed to secure the solar system.

Published 2/1/2010
SKU: 1439133328
Ebook Price: $6.99 
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1. Bradley on 6/15/2014, said:

This book is simply a fun read from cover to cover, and gives a great start to what has been an extremely good series that is sadly waiting for Book 4. As for any "crap economic theory" in it, free enterprise is the worst economic system ever devised - except for EVERY OTHER ONE! I just wish we still used it - but the USA is an Oligarchy run by crony capitalism as it dies from above and within, which Ringo isn't shy about pointing out!
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2. David on 4/29/2014, said:

Great! Someone put a lot into this one. The science was believable.
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3. Jeff on 2/16/2013, said:

really engrossing read. wishing for more in series...
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4. Jonathan on 9/20/2012, said:

I will forgive the crap economic theory (sorry but the conservative dogma used in the book has no basis in actual economics, uses no math and is pretty much ripped out of current "Ryan/Bush dogma) for the great characters and strong science base in this top notch book. That detracted from the read for me especially since I know a lot about how much government funds USED to push R&D in this country before the spend nothig tax nobodt philosophy started. But...Tyler Vernon is a great character. The ideas used are fun to watch being developed especially if you like me read lots of science mags over the last few decades and the aliens are interesting. You dont have to be a conservative to love this book, you just need to not go screaming into a corner every time you meet someone with a differing viewpoint.
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5. Terrance on 9/2/2012, said:

Starts strong, degrades rapidly. It reads like the Tea Party meets John Norman's Gor. Yet another "Aliens have incredible technology, all-knowing AI's, but are really stupid" premise.
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6. Andrew on 6/27/2011, said:

Excellent in places, but using a global catastrophe as a set up for a bad blonde joke - no, just no. If it hadn't been for that, I would have given it 5 stars. If he had actually been funny I wouldn't have minded. If you are going to be outrageous be funny.
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7. Shaun on 5/5/2011, said:

hey Peter I must be a tea bagger as i loved this book. You must have never read John Ringo because you would know that he has a conservative world view. shame on you for describing it as porn. you did not like it fine don denigrate the work because as you put it it not your cup of tea. Also Richard Gov't does not have an enviable record where trying to help ppl is concerned look at how many ppl live on welfare but have rims on a car that cost more than the car is worth or can't feed one child but make 3 more for the hell of it condoms are cheaper than a child any day
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8. Lane on 2/18/2011, said:

Loved it! could not put it down. Terrific characters, wonderfull political and social interaction between species.
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9. Peter on 11/7/2010, said:

Tea-bagger porn! Front-to-back Hott right-wing action, sticky with maple syrup! Unfortunately, not my cup of tea.
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10. Joe on 10/14/2010, said:

An OK yarn, but much too rushed, and little more than a retread of what we've seen before. This could have been 2-3 volumes--and would have been much better in the telling with a little more depth, care and patience. Unfortunately there seems to be a rush to get to cool technology, space battles and killing aliens. So we get another alt neaer-future in which lone hero makes good against all odds, fortuitious (if incredulous) events and wonderous technology, with ensuing slaughter of alien bad guys (and victorious US/libertarian principles). This is like reducing WW-II to "big fight, good guys win". Maybe an OK summary, but hardly a story, and definitely not worth the asking price. Not recommended. [P.S. I've enjoyed several of Mr. Ringo's previous books, but after this, I'm swearing off until he gets an editor or co-author who can go toe-to-toe with him and temper his raw material--not just another slam-bam-thank-you-m'am.]
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