by Tom Kratman

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Military Science Fiction by the Author of A Desert Called Peace and A State of Disobedience. A Frighteningly Possible Novel of the Next Century, Where Europe is an Islamic Stronghold and the Staging Ground for the Final Jihad Against the Great Satan: America. First Time in Paperback.

“Slavery is a part of Islam . . . Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” —Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook At-Tawhid (“Monotheism”) and senior Saudi cleric.
Demography is destiny. In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the more fertile Moslems. Atheism in Europe has been exterminated. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Such Christians as remain are relegated to dhimmitude, a form of second class citizenship. They are denied arms, denied civil rights, denied a voice, and specially taxed via the Koranic yizya. Their sons are taken as conscripted soldiers while their daughters are subject to the depredations of the continent’s new masters.
In that world, Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family’s yizya, dreams of escape. Unlike most girls of the day, Petra can read. And in her only real possession, her grandmother’s diary, a diary detailing the fall of European civilization, Petra has learned of a magic place across the sea: America. But it will take more than magic to free Petra and Europe from their bonds; it will take guns, superior technology, and a reborn spirit of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439133422
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,197,156
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Tom Kratman, in 1974 at age seventeen, became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of ) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to as an unofficial dissident while attending after his first hitch. He has practiced law in southwest . In addition to Caliphate, Baen has published his novels, A State of Disobedience, A Desert Called Peace and its sequel Carnifex, and three collaborations with John Ringo in the Posleen War series, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes and The Tuloriad.

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timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept, but poor execution, as the story is basically passed through a Quisanart of multiple settings, people, and even time periods, that makes it feel more like a diary written by a committee (kind of like watching a show with a commercial break every 2 minutes). The pace only starts to pick up as the various plot points finally converge by Part II (pg 179), but by then the story goes into autopilot, feeling like an episode of The A Team. I really wish this was written better, as again the concept is interesting, though maybe offensive to some. Instead it feels like a heavy handed morality tale with a dose of "I told you so" to it.
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