The Hero (novel)

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The Hero
Ringo the hero.jpg
Cover of paperback edition
Author John Ringo, Michael Z. Williamson
Country United States
Language English
Series Legacy of the Aldenata
Genre Military science fiction, Novel
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date
June 1, 2004 (Hardback)
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback
Pages 320 p. (hardback edition)
ISBN 978-0-7434-8827-3 (hardback edition)
Preceded by Cally's War

The Hero is a novel by John Ringo and Michael Z. Williamson, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It is set in the future after the defeat of the Posleen, and features a Darhel named Tirdal who is the first of his race to be assigned to a military team. The Darhel have a genetically programmed limitation - they cannot kill, or they descend into "lintatai", a type of madness followed by catatonia and death. When things go wrong on a mission, Tirdal must somehow overcome this disadvantage, or lose his life, and possibly the future of his people.