Review Weston deftly weaves the horrors of the Horde stealing humanlife-essences, with the beauty of his prose and imagery. Action-packed and highly recommended. Amazing Stories The IX has taken me back to the books I enjoyed in my youth (Jerry Pournelle's King David's Spaceship orGordon Dickson's Hour of the Horde) It flows wonderfully. There's constant motion, & Weston takes the story in unexpected directions that are intriguing & fun. Black Gate Weston knows how to keep the reader on the edge of the seat without feeling as though the mission will never end. This is a complex combination of history, imagination& science fiction magic as is available today. Grady Harp: Hall of Fame/Top 100 /Vine Reviewer When it comes to science fiction, I want a book that captures me from page one and never gives me a reason to want to escape. I want a book that forces me to stay up until 3 a.m., because there is no point at which it is ideal to put it down. I want a book whose characters and plots are complex and intelligent, but elegantly crafted with the minimum of distraction. The IX delivers. Fanboy Comics A brilliant & amazing synthesis of military, horror and far-future science fiction. Nebula Award Winner Michael A. Armstrong The author's knowledge of military history & his speculations about what might have happened to the legendary Ninth Roman Legion have led to an amazing trip through time & space to a world where things are not ever as straight-forward as they seem. Blending in believable science & classic elements of old Westerns, Weston has created a truly delightful story. This Dark Matter If you come back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens and find yourself pining for a galaxy far, far away with similar elements, I highly recommend The IX. -- Epicstream
Soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds, including the IX Legion of Rome, are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing, and transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a stark ultimatum:
Fight or die.