Falkenberg's Legion

Falkenberg's Legion A compilation/collection of two earlier novels by Jerry Pournelle, West of Honor and The Mercenary. Published in 1990. Later (2002) included in The Prince.

The seeds of contradiction that lay at the heart of the Soviet-American alliance are bearing their final fruit. Soon they will rip the CoDominium apart - and Earth will die. In the face of that inevitability the fate of humanity lies with the Colony Worlds - a few of which are equipped for more than barest survival. Thrown upon their own resources, their futures seem as limited as their pasts. They - and humanity - have one hope: that somehow, someone will have both the vision and the strength to grasp the tattered remnants of civilization and weld them into a single galaxy-spanning society.