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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel Volume 1

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SKU: 9781421584942

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About Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel Volume 1

Legend of the Galactic Heroes volume 1 features story by Yoshiki Tanaka; translated by Daniel Huddleston.

“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 fifteen centuries in the making!


  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 3/8/2016
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.1
  • Written Language: English

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5 star rating out of 5

Sci-fi essential

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If you're a fan of sci-fi and good literature, you need to pick this book up. It's Heinlein tier writing.

4 star rating out of 5

Good Read

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This is a good read, particularly for sci-fi fans, to whom I say: there is no reason not to check this out. If you're turned off by sci-fi or military drama, then it is probably not for you. However, if you could go either way, or care more about a good character-driven drama than whatever the setting happens to be, then it is worth your consideration. The history is cool and well-fleshed out and the key characters are compelling.

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A Fantastic Space Opera

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Wow, was I glad I read this!

Intertwined with politics, the philosophy of war, the cost of war, and with no clear or concise villains (there are horrid characters on both sides), the motives behind each character (in this case, Yang, and Reinhard who are indeed heroes of their perspective military's they lead) they are indeed legends and heroes.

Told in both a fast action pace and taking it's time when need be, the author (and I will say translation, although I do not read or speak Japanese) was phenomenal.

A key line (which I am paraphrasing here) that I completely adore, from Yang: "Would it have been better if I had lost 13,000 men and failed in capturing that fortress and thus would have denied us to partake in this failed invasion which now cost us ten million lives?"

That line summarizes the quagmire that the heroes partake as politics yearns for war, but the cost of it becomes to grand and ever apparent for those that see it in the front lines.