Author David Weber
Published 2005
Old Soldiers

Promoted after the bloodbath on Chartres , Maneka Trevor is assigned command of the only other survivor of the 39th Battalion: Bolo Mark XXVIII LAZ who she renames Lazarus . The pair are assigned to cover a secret colony expedition, for the Melconian War is going poorly and this alone may provide a place for humanity to survive.

Despite the sacrifices of the naval escort, the expedition is pursued to their new home of Indrani by a Melconian brigade and on the soil of their new world, Maneka and Lazarus must face overwhelming odds to ensure that humanity survives.


This is a sequel to the short story With Your Shield from the Bolo! collection.