In David Weber’s Out of the Dark, Earth is conquered. The
Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive
ruins. In mere minutes, over half the human race has died.
Now Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated
home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the
back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize the
scattered survivors without getting killed.
His chances look bleak. The aliens have definitely underestimated human
tenacity—but no amount of heroism can endlessly hold off overwhelming force.
Then, emerging from the mountains and forests of Eastern Europe, new
allies present themselves to the ragtag human resistance. Predators, creatures
of the night, human in form but inhumanly strong. Long enemies of
humanity…until now. Because now is the time to defend Earth.
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