Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Fans of Hollywood-style blood-and- guts sci-fi as Gust Front, Second Edition (Legacy of the Aldenata Book 2) by [ Ringo. Audible Sample . Now with all new content by John Ringo! The aliens had. Gust Front has ratings and reviews. Mr. Matt said: After an interlude of several years, the crisis is finally here, on Earth. The Polseen are i. Fans of Hollywood-style blood-and-guts sci-fi as exemplified in the film Independence Day will enjoy this sequel to A Hymn Before Battle (). Ringo’s army.
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This is my second time reading through this book, the first time was well over ten years ago, not long after it’s debut. We could send our forces to fight and die as only humans can against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests Sign frnt for a new account.
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We could send our forces to fight and die as only humans can against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests—or remain as we were—virtually weaponless and third in line for brunch. Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t know if I’ll finish it at this moment.
As a result, his deep revelation has no future consequence for the Posleen. In fact, as mentioned later at the end of the book, it’s a hell of a compliment.
Political, military and scientific blundering had left the Terran forces in shambles — and with the Posleen invasion only months away, these shell-shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from devastation. If book 2 is any indication, it will be like telling the story of World War II is some detail – thus needing several volumes.
In fact, the cover doesn’t even fit with the book fronr all and I doubt the artist read it. These books grow on you. Political, military and scientific blundering had left the Terran forces in shambles-and with the Posleen Invasion only months away, these shell-shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from devastation.
And there are some pretty poignant scenes as well. Kris Longknife Among the Kicking Birds. And they’re not coming for picnic with tea. The Posleen forces take the bait and the southern portion of their invasion force is almost completely destroyed in battle in Richmond. Fortunately, the combined armies of the world given access to futuristic technologies and weapons are here to stop them!
Gust Front by John Ringo – Baen Books
After an interlude of several years, the crisis is finally here, on Earth. After graduation Ringo enlisted in the US military for four years, after which rongo studied marine biology. This book reads like an outline that was then filled in randomly as the author had time and he ran out of time.
Certainly readable and Im on to the third. One of my favorite series of all time. View all 5 comments. At the Sign of Triumph. I also thought the writing was effective and struck the right balance of macho and rah rah without falling into groan-inducing: Aliens who ask us to help are either pacifists hence, cannon fodder, or in this case, just plan fodder or are engineered into a socially hamstringing caste system that precludes them from resisting to their full, genetic potential.
They really, really, really should have used them as a part of frong Fleet as well as a part of the defensive network on Earth, in my opinion. Again, humanity is on the verge of being invaded and the survival of humanity itself is in question and the politicians repeatedly makes strategical decisions based on the perceived impact on the administrations ratings in the next election instead of sound military reasoning.
They have the technology to win. In one section we jumped to two tingo countries in less than two pages and the characters mentioned were never heard from again. Apr 03, Lee Apte rated it it was amazing.
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This is, perhaps, John Ringo’s masterpiece. Death Comes But Once. Johj unfortunately I could already know these characters if Ringo had felt it was more important to tell me about them instead of what will happen to the dolphins at Sea World in the event of an alien invasion during the wasted, first pages of feont book.
Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Leadership style of today, or military folk wish for, is not right style for conscripts, especially if they’re mad. What the f… is that? You laugh with them, you cry with them, and you die alongside them.
Feb 27, Aaron Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: The Posleen start to have strong reactions whenever they encounter the symbol fronr the Army Corp of Engineers: Initially the Posleen focus their assault on Fredericksburg, VA, where combat engineers and local militia construct a series of traps to slow the aliens’ advance and cause as many casualties as possible. Thank God there was a moment to catch our breath, a moment, however brief, of peace—.
The place and time headings at the beginning of jlhn should be helpful but there are multiple changes to minor characters in positions that are unclear to each other. And he continued on getting worse in this one to the point I had to stop reading.
Most Americans fought NVA starting in 67, especially in hill n border fights. Matt rated it it was ok Shelves: He gives just enough characterization that I actually want to know more of some of the characters’ backgrounds, etc.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I spent 35 years in with Marine s jphn have served w old and new. Legacy of the Aldenata.