A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds, Book 3) by Jay Allan

By Jay Allan

Red Worlds booklet III The 3rd Frontier struggle is over, and the Western Alliance is positive. All throughout human-occupied area, colony worlds rejoice the arrival of peace.

But peace is an elusive dream, and extra difficulty is brewing. The struggle was once dear, and the economies of the Superpowers, regularly fragile, are at the verge of overall collapse.

The Directorate, the shadowy intelligence association that has develop into the real energy at the back of the Alliance executive, plans to strip the colonies naked to pay the prices of battle. Already, they're tightening their keep watch over over the freewheeling colonial governments. And the Marine Corps faces overall destruction by the hands of the worst traitor in its history.

however the colonists are a special breed than the passive mob in the world, and so they don't have any goal of meekly surrendering their not easy gained freedoms. On worlds all around the frontier, plans are hatched and guns hoarded. And in taverns and assembly halls the phrases of an old textual content are uttered in hushed tones. a bit uprising, from time to time, is an effective thing.

The red Worlds Series:

Marines (Crimson Worlds I)
The expense of Victory (Crimson Worlds II)
A Little uprising (Crimson Worlds III)

Coming March 2013 the 1st Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV)

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The bridge personnel continued their climb. In spite of efforts to keep the HEVs together, the Helljumpers came down in a landing zone that stretched approximately three kilometers in diameter. Some of the landings were classic two-point affairs in which the more fortunate Marines were able to jettison their crash cages about fifty meters off the ground, and land like sim soldiers in a training vid. Others were a good deal less graceful, as the skeletal remains of their drop pods smashed against cliffs, dropped into lakes, and in one unfortunate case rolled into a deep ravine.

Rawley looked, saw a Covenant landing craft coming straight toward the bay, braving the heat generated by theAutumn ’s reentry velocity. There was a limited window of opportunity to get off this sinking ship, and the Covenant bastard was right in the way. She swore and released the safety on the Pelican’s 70mm chin gun. The weapon shook the entire ship, punched holes through alien armor, and hit something vital. The enemy vessel shuddered, lost control, and spun into theAutumn ’s hull. “All right,” the wing leader said over the ship-to-ship frequency, “Let’s go down and meet our hosts.

A second alien carried an ignited plasma grenade—the little bastards meant to drop the explosive into his armor. He flexed his shoulders, and shook himself like a dog. Grunts flew in every direction as the Master Chief used short controlled bursts to put them down. He turned toward the lifeboats. ” Cortana urged. ” The Spartan ran, just as the door started to close. A nearby Marine fell while running for the escape craft, and the Chief paused long enough to scoop the soldier up and hurl him into the boat.

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