Legion of the Damned
William C. Dietz is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, some of which have been translated into German, Russian, and Japanese. He grew up in the Seattle area, served as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Washington, and has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, and television news writer, director, and producer. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Dietz served as director of public relations and marketing for an international telephone company.
Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire. But some things never change...
All her life, Lady Catherine CarlettoCathas lived for the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother, the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and alliesincluding Cat’s family.
Now Cat is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds sanctuary among the most dangerous of society’s misfitsthe Legion. Cat becomes Andromeda McKee: a woman with a missionto bring down Empress Opheliaor die trying.
“When it comes to military science fiction, William Dietz can run with the best.”—Steve Perry, author of The Ramal Extraction
Praise for the Legion of the Damned novels
“Dietz expertly jumps from one theater of combat to another.”—Publishers Weekly
“A superb, action-packed thriller...[a] terrific tale.”—Midwest Book Review
“A tough, moving novel of future warfare.”—David Drake, author of the Hammer’s Slammers series
“Dietz’s expertise in matters of mayhem is second to none.”—The Oregonian