Mercenary

  • Title: Mercenary
  • Author: Piers Anthony
  • ISBN: 9780586062685
  • Page: 478
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  • Mercenary This is the second in the series BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris the Tyrant of Jupiter and his beloved sister Spirit Fired by raw courage steeled by young mig
    This is the second in the series BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT, featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris, the Tyrant of Jupiter, and his beloved sister Spirit Fired by raw courage, steeled by young might, he rose in the Navy of Jupiter to command a personal squadron loyal to the death And it was death they faced against piratical warlords of the Jupiter Ecliptic who lauThis is the second in the series BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT, featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris, the Tyrant of Jupiter, and his beloved sister Spirit Fired by raw courage, steeled by young might, he rose in the Navy of Jupiter to command a personal squadron loyal to the death And it was death they faced against piratical warlords of the Jupiter Ecliptic who laughed at the yourg commander s challengeuntil they met the merciless fury of the warrior who would annihilate all obstacles in his path to immortal renown as theTYRANT OF JUPITER

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    About Piers Anthony


    1. Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six After graduating with a B.A from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full time.Piers is a self proclaimed environmentalist and lives on a tree farm in Florida with his wife They have two grown daughterscmillan author piersa


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    1. Hope & Spirit join the Navy3 March 2012 This is the second of the Bio of a Space Tyrant series and has the protagonist, Hope Hubris, join the Jupiter Navy attempting to destroy the space pirates that haunt the Asteroid Belt. This is probably a logical follow on from the first book since in the first book he had been constantly raided by space pirates as he and his family attempted to flee the moons of Jupiter to find a better life on the planet. However it seems that as soon as he arrives on [...]

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    2. I'm torn, to say the least. Part of me really found this book far more compelling than the previous. The exploits of Hope after his refugee phase felt satisfying and most of the primary characters introduced here were better fleshed out. With only one exception, I felt the repetition of the first book was eliminated and I found myself connecting more with Hope than I did in the first book. That exception, however, is what killed the extra stars for this review. The use of sex as a plot device wa [...]

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    3. I began reading this series when it was originally published. Now that I have a Tablet with a Kindle app, I am re-reading the books. In my opinion, the best Sci-Fi series ever written!

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    4. Got a little off track with all the personal relationship narrative. Not as good as "Refugee" but still enjoyable enough to continue on to the next volume.

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    5. Interesting and immersing. I quite enjoyed this book.

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    6. Bio of a Space Tyrant Refugee Vol.1 and Mercenary Vol. 2 by Pierce Anthony Volume 1 details how Hope Hubris reaches Jupiter and the horrific conditions he faced on getting there. Volume 2 details the rise of Hope Hubris in the Jupiter Navy and his campaign against the asteroid belt pirates. The books purpose to be the biography of the tyrant of Jupiter. It is written in almost a text book style. I have mixed feelings about the book. Anthony seemed intent on providing a sense of normalcy for all [...]

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    7. It took me several decades to track this book down and I'm glad, in hindsight, that I read it as an adult and not as an impressionable teenager. This is the second volume in Piers Anthony's "bio of a space tyrant" books, documenting the rise of Hope Hubris from penniless refugee to becoming the great tyrant of Jupiter. The style of these books is akin to the Master and Commander style nautical epics but in space. As in the previous book there are space pirates with an unquenchable lust for savag [...]

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    8. After the first book I assumed Hope going out into the world after the hell he went through would make him into an awesome space badass ready to lead. However this book really never gave me that. Instead it made me not like Hope as a character. Despite being a leader he never really seems to take charge or make life altering decisions without the strict counseling of his sister or other forgettable characters. Things just kinda happen to Hope, he just goes ahead doing whatever others think is be [...]

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    9. See my review of Book 1. The notes I had on this book stated that I bought Book 1, 2 & 3 with money I received for my 40th birthday. I bought them for $1.75 each. *chuckles*In this book, Hope Hubris and his sister, Spirit, join the Space Navy and rises up the ranks as they both go after the space Pirates that killed their friends and family members. He becomes ruthless, efficient and cold. But he also sees injustice within the system he's embraced. As a "hero" he now turns toward politics to [...]

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    10. First off the whine Again the Kindle edition needed a proof reading pass. Instead of hyphens being the issue, this time it was line breaks, where a line would break earlyand then continue on the next line. Not a big thing but jarring when you're reading it.Like the others, this is my 4th'ish reading of this book and I still enjoy it. This one grabs me because of my Army experience. Sure I kind of doubt they would have the same structure (S1, S2, etc) in the future, but it still struck a cord of [...]

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    11. Much better than the first instalment! Without wanting to give too much away and then mark this as a hidden review, this story reminded me of the earlier books in the Honor Harrington series by David Webber. Fans of that saga could dive straight into this and enjoy the story even without reading part one.There is lots going on in this one. Varied and diverse sub plots while keeping the flow of the story moving along nicely. The only criticism I have is that it ended too abruptly. Maybe I just ne [...]

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    12. Written in 1984 by Piers Anthony Jacob. How Hope Hubris (a man) became a Captain in the Navy; covers time from his age 15 to 25(?). Carefully crafted book so as to not alienate minorities. Hope has two characteristics that are unique. One, that he can tell when someone is lying, and assess their characteristics like Sherlock Holmes, if he focuses on it. Two, he is not, or cannot be subject to any addictions. He is led by QVD (whatever that is, we don't find out) through promotion after promotion [...]

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    13. second part of the manuscript written by Hope Hubris, as he describes his journey from being newly arrived at jupiter, to becoming a migrant picker, and events which forced him to join the Jupiter navy, and from there, the rather unusual path he took which ultimately led him to command a fleet which fulfilled his lifelong dream of destroying piracy yet that dream carried a stiff price, of Hope being forced out of the navyt even that had a silver lining, as it sets him for his next phase of life [...]

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    14. This one was just as fantastic as the first. I got lucky and found all five for a fair price on eBay, so I'm looking forward to surging through them. I've decided, however, to take a break between each so I don't gas out. As I said in my review of the first, these books are brutal. The violence is stark and in-your-face, but it makes sense considering what has become of space travel in the galaxies of Piers Anthony. It's a beautiful, highly fulfilling series once you give it a chance.

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    15. This is a great, interesting 2nd volume in the Bio of a Space Tyrant series. I've always liked Piers Anthony, but tend to like his sci fi better than his fantasy works. Hope Hubris, in the first book, fled his homeland and watched his family brutally murdered (well, most of them).This book details his rising up through the ranks of the Jupiter Navy, a meteoric rise, to say the least. This book is riveting, and easy to read. A real gem!

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    16. Something of a guilty pleasure. I liked the protagonist's Navy adventures in terms of forming a team and advancing in rank, and mapping 1980s geopolitics to the solar system was kind of fun. However, the attitude towards sex was groan-worthy, the science was pretty bad, and describing space battles as exactly corresponding to ancient battles didn't really work for me. Liked this book as a teen, but the shiny has faded a bit since then.

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    17. BIO of a Space Tyrant series was one of the best, hard core sci-fi reads when I was in school, and has always remained one of my favorite stories. Loved the arc of the character from book one to book five amazing to develop a character so much over a series like this. It was really brave in retrospect, but so glad he did it this way. Was a brilliant, thoughtful, well-written series.

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    18. Continuing to re-read this series I read when I was at school. I remember them being brilliant, but on revisit. yeah, what is it with Piers Anthony and rape? The first book was basically rape-rape-rape-rape-rape-murder-rape. At least the second book has stepped away from the rape a bit, but ye gods, he's still obsessed with the topic.

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    19. The first book in the series is the story of a space ship full of refugees, and all the horrible things that happen to them along the way. It is a collection of non-stop brutalities and tragedies that are meant to set the tone of the universe in which the rest of the series is set. Full of sex and violence. Pulpish but enjoyable. Heavy handed allusions to historical situations abound.

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    20. The rape kinda got out of control. An entire culture where wedding rituals are based on simulated or actual rape seemsdivested from reality. Pages could be written on the attitudes the female leads and pirate women have on this practice, but I'm too lazy. A bit more racist and misogynistic than the last one, too.

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    21. I've read this book maybe 20 years ago, because my grandfather suggested it. I liked it a lot.I recently read it again recently and, while clearly simplicistic, it was still enjoyable.Best of the serie by far! Can be read as a stand alone (and i reccomend it)

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    22. I loved this entire series and reread it several times, though not in the last decade. My next reread, I will provide a detailed review. The evolution of the character and of the political changes he accomplishes are so beautifully modeled after the very problems we wrestle with on Earth each day.

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    23. Not bad overall, definitely not for the gentle minded as there are several disturbing portions of the book including rape and the senseless murder of a toddler boy.I had a little trouble relating to the mentality of the protagonist but I have to admit, I have never been a confused teenaged boy.

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    24. After the utter grimness of the first book, refugee, we pick up on Hope Hubris's tale of galatical domination. I liked this book. Some of the scenarios and their resulting solutions were quite novel.

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    25. Too wordy with explanations

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    26. I liked it a lot better than the first, a lot of ass-kicking here, reminds me of ender's game. not as good tho, but fun.

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    27. I registered a book at BookCrossing!BookCrossing/journal/12209653

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    28. Not as much rape as the first book.

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    29. A series of galactic intrigue filled with sex, adventure, more sex, and some nice plot twists.

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    30. I liked it. One of the first newer authors ( after Clark,Asimov,Heinlein,Bova ) I tried with SciFi.

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