Item description for Imperial Guard by Joseph O'Day...
Overview Life is hard on the planet Cirrus in the twenty-third century, but a food-deficit Earth desperately needs the wheat that Cirrus supplies. Earlier, in the mid-twenty-second century, nearly a hundred years after a nuclear and biological holocaust, a world empire was established. A few decades later, intragalactic hyperjump travel was discovered, making the colonization of new worlds possible. But the galactic empire has been continually afflicted with civil wars, domestic unrest, and political conspiracies. Enter Timothy Brogan. In the closing years of the twenty-third century, he leaves his native planet of Cirrus to seek adventure as an officer in the Imperial Fusiliers. Little does he know, however, that he will be thrust into the decades-old power struggle between two political factions: one working for the greater good of humanity and the other obsessed with evil and selfish ends. Events beyond Brogan.s control propel him into conflict with the malevolent Mogul family. As he faces the most critical and difficult challenges of his life, he allies himself with the Mizpala faction, and the Emperor appoints him an officer in the Imperial Guard. In his new position he is thrust into the center of deadly peril but discovers romance and a new purpose for his life.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1594670358 ISBN13 9781594670350
Availability 137 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 23, 2017 02:03.
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Imperial Guard Fits Comfortably in Star Wars Tradition Jul 12, 2001
O'Day's first science-fiction novel, Imperial Guard, fits comfortably enough in a Star Wars tradition to be predictable. The protagonist, Timothy Brogan, is a hardworking, lower-class youth, steeped in integrity and a strong family religious faith. He makes good in a dark, competitive world that seeks to compromise his ethics and his personal wholeness.
The story line is part buddy film, part romance, part galactic blood and guts, and part suffering hero. What's refreshing about the story is that the hero risks failure in all his relationships as he dares to examine the real motives behind his drive to control his own destiny.
What is unpredictable about the novel is what transpires when this freshman Imperial Guard makes deliberate choices that go against the psyche of our contemporary heros of today. What the readers are forced to ponder is whether they dare tap deeply into the same source as Timothy Brogan did.