"The Golden Brat", Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the empire's enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute - yet benevolent - dictator. His rival, the humble Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance, wishes to preserve democracy even if he must sacrifice his political ideals to defeat the empire. Their political and military battles play out over a galactic chessboard in an epic saga 15 centuries in the making!
©2016 Yoshiki Tanaka (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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"An intriguing start to a sci-fi saga"
The first book of the LoGH series does a great deal of stage setting that I expect will pay off in the remaining books. The pov characters are interesting and the two leads, Reinhard and Yang are good foils for one another. The reader, Tim Gerard Reynolds is, as always, fantastic. Definitely plan to follow this series.
"If you love Foundation, you will LOVE this gem!"
Like Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Legend of the Galactic Heroes is an outstanding science fiction epic. Even though this is only the first book in the series, I eagerly await the next installment!
"Sensational; Equal to the Fabulous Anime"
The world-building is somewhat reaching in places but it, and the characters, are damn wonderful.
"Amazing. Tim Gerard Reynolds is a saint with these"
This book is fantastic. Tim Gerard Reynolds really pull you into the world. Both main characters are portrayed so well. The world is engaging. 10/10
"Legend of The Galactic Heroes Finally Translated!"
The first book of Tanaka's space epic did not disappoint. The translation and narration were superb. I really have been waiting over a decade for these novels to be translated into English and it was so worth the wait. Bring on book two!
Numerous characters development a little confusing, but loved the narrator again. Enjoyed some of the plot changes
"LotGH is downright great space opera!"
If you're looking for galactic scale political and military conflict and 'rise to power' stories revolving around wonderfully charismatic characters, look no further, Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a delight!
This a book I've been waiting a very very long time to read. Having watched some of the anime series I knew it would be a good read. I'm glad to see I was right. If you like David Weber's Honorverse series you will like this.
"Interesting New Universe"
I picked this up on a whim because I enjoy the narrator and thoroughly enjoyed it. the dialogue can be a bit awkward at times because of the translation but it is more than made up for by the chracters and story.
also refreshing to see a sci-fi novel that doesn't get bogged down in the minutia of space battles and instead chooses to focus on its characters.
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