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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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. There is some good character development, some interesting developments, some humor, and some frustration as well.
I jotted down some points where I frotn notice it, is all.
Sep 06, Heinz Reinhardt rated it really liked it. A blessed chance to johh the screams of the dying in purple swamps and massacres under searing alien suns.
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Still didn’t find any reference to any operation “Monsoon Thunder” though?? In A Hymn Before Battle, resourceful Captain Michael O’Neal almost vust defeated the vicious centaurlike Posleen in battle, but with Earth hanging in the balance in this book, it will take more than one man to turn the tide.
As a result, his deep revelation has no future consequence for the Posleen. Aliens have contacted Earth and told them of an ongoing war, and that the Posleen, a very powerful race with a behavior like a cannibalistic Mongol horde, is only five years out from Earth. Flawed, certainly, guts what book isn’t? The Pirates of Pacta Servanda.
The focus of the book is the invasion that occurs in Virginia. Account Options Sign in. Mar 27, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. There are very few series that have been so bad that I have decided not to finish them.
Im not a super knowledgeable military person but Ringo portrays the military life fairly well, at least to my uneducated eye. Preview — Gingo Front by John Ringo. Mar 31, Neda Stojkovic rated it did not like it Shelves: Mar 27, Andreas rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Gust Frontplease sign ribgo. Nah not really, it just makes it interesting, after all that’s why they gave us the internet: The invasion comes, and with it, the pages of this book fronr quickly.
I was put off by the cover for quite a while but Alien invasion stories have been done before, but to my knowledge never quite with this much desperation, lack of hope, or heroism on the part of the defenders. Kenallai starts to wonder, for the first time, if the Posleen have souls, if something of each one of them will live on after death. Each character, however short their screen time is, has a lesson about courage and sacrifice to teach.
Our choice was simple: It is not that the ships could not be used, either. See if you have enough points for this item. This is rich military SF with a keen eye for the strategic dimension and human psychology as well as kick-ass fun.
The Earth did not need to be so undefended like it was. Posleen are the bad guy aliens. Apr 03, Lee Apte rated it it was amazing.
Alien invasion stories have been done before, but to my knowledge never quite with this much desperation, lack of hope, or heroism on the part of the defenders. Gust Front focuses on the invasion of North America by ffront Pols After an interlude of several years, the crisis is finally here, on Earth.
Fiction Book Review: Gust Front by John Ringo, Author Baen Books $24 (p) ISBN
I am so glad I decided to revisit it. Rating based on military SF and combat. 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.
Published April 2nd by Baen first published All in all, I loved this book, I highly recommend it, and the rest ringl the Posleen War series which also includes books co-written with Julie Cochran, Michael Z.
Well, I do like combat scenes, for one.
Once into a combat scene the action is great and the reading becomes engaging. One of my favorite series of all time. Excellent military sci fi The best part of this story is the character development. 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.
The This is the second book in the Posleen War. His battle ringp, epic in scope is a true understatement, are done so well as to be damned near works of art.
The problem is that you could easily take out the alien enemy and substitute Germans or Japanese or Russians.
The Galactic Federation, an alliance of alien races including the Darhel, Indowy, Himmit, and others, has enlisted the aid of the warlike but technologically backward humans to halt the galactic advance of the Posleen, a race of centaur-like aliens who live only for battle, consuming their own and their enemies’ dead and stripping conquered planets of resources. But whatever I do know, he talks a lot of junk. And Ringo tends to do so sparingly.
O’Neal is tasked by the commander of the U. Similar to HBB, Gust Front starts out by setting up the scenario, with very little action in the first pages or so, and ends with non-stop and intense action sequences that take up the last or so pages.
The Polseen are invading Earth. In he wrote and published his first novel “A Hymn Before Battle”, which proved successful. This could have been a good book and series. Now, for the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces, it was a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs.