Rally Cry

Version: Unabridged
Author: William R. Forstchen
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2006
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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When Union Colonel Andrew Keane led his blue-coated soldiers aboard the transport ship, he could not have foreseen that their next port of call would be neither in the North nor the South, but on an alternate world where no human was free. Storm-swept through a space-time warp, Keane's regiment was shipwrecked in an alien land, a land where all that stood between them and destruction was the power of rifles over swords, spears, and crossbows.

Into this serfdom ruled by nobles and the Church, Keane and his men brought the radical ideas of freedom, equality, and democracy—and a technology centuries ahead of the world they must now call home. Yet all their knowledge and training might not save them from the true rulers there—creatures to whom all humans were mere cattle, bred for sacrifice!

Reviews (2)

Entertaining and unusual

Written by JK on June 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Half-way between an episode of Sharpe and an episode of Star Trek, this was an entertaining read. The resolution of the main battle was thoroughly predictable but that did not spoil the ending. The book was also extremely well read.

Don't look for this to be serious

Written by Anonymous on May 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Keep in mind the description of the book... it wasn't written to be some powerful tale of conquest or survival, or even of militry mastery. It is, simply, a nice distraction. The characters are obvious, but still, for the most part, likeable. There are a few good twists to keep you engaged, and even though it gets a bit repetative, it carries the flavor of the Tarzan novels of years gone by. It is not a great book, nor funny, but it is engaging and entertaining for what it is.

Author Details

Author Details

Forstchen, William R.

William R. Forstchen, author of several dozen books in the fields of science fiction, history, and historical fiction, resides in western North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a professor of history at Montreat College. His works include the coauthored, "New York Times" bestselling series Gettysburg, written with Newt Gingrich, the Lost Regiment series, and the award-winning "We Look Like Men of War", a novel based on his doctoral dissertation about an African American regiment in the Civil War. He spends most summers in Mongolia, doing archaeological and hi