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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What I truly like about this bust so far is that the tech is not vastly beyond the tech available today. I object, take umbrage — whatever to say ticked — he sullies many a vet with his BS regarding Vietnam. Thanks to human valor and alien technology, the Posleen were fought to a standstill.
Aliens who ask us to help are either pacifists hence, cannon fodder, or in this case, just plan fodder or are engineered into gjst socially hamstringing caste system that precludes them from resisting to their full, genetic potential.
The principle storyline here follows the actions of a number of heroes in the United States military as they attempt to stall the alien advance in Virginia and D. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers rinog the book’s price Recap the plot.
Return to Book Page. Live Free or Die. The Posleen start to have strong reactions whenever they encounter the symbol of the Army Corp of Engineers: As before, Ringo has a knack for describing the political and strategic dimensions, and is not afraid of throwing disastrous screwups, unexpected developments and plain old bad luck into the mix.
However, the Posleen are able to secure a bridge across the river before it can be destroyed, and their capture of the city is only prevented by the timely arrival of Captain O’Neal’s Armored Combat Suit battalion and a brave stand at the Washington Monument by rejuvenated Medal of Honor recipients and the remainder of the 9th and 10th Army Corps. I am an ordained pastor and I take such things as part of reality.
Earth has had some time to prepare for the Posleen invasion, but it may not be enough to stop the onslaught. Millions of carnivoristic, voracious aliens land on Earth to capture human cities and fronr, use our resources and, oh yeah, eat all the people. While not burdened or enhanced depending on your viewpoint with the heavy techno-detail of your typical Tom Clancy novel, there is a significant amount of time devoted to strategy and tactics to be employed against the invading aliens.
Kris Longknife – Emissary. It was merely “a small invasion force” of Posleen globes. The Sword of the South. This was not even the “first of the five waves” approaching the Earth. Baen Books- Fiction – pages.
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Johh 30, Chip Hunter rated it it was amazing. University of Wisconsin University Bookstore. There is significant time spent getting to know a fairly large group of characters mostly soldiers as they carry out their little piece of the puzzle. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Excellent military sci fi The best part of this story is the character development.
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Apr 03, Lee Apte rated it it was amazing. The Road to Damascus. As joun result, his deep revelation has no future consequence for the Posleen. Book 1, by the way. They could have been utilized either on the ground as fortresses, beefing up the defenses, or in space as orbiting bases that could be used either offensively or defensively.
It starts off bouncing between Barwhon Vront and Earth before settling on Joyn, where it then bounces between the defense forces orbiting the planet and the surface, and then it bounces around the Virginian countryside before ending up in Washington, D. We appreciate your feedback. In other works ie. The story begins with O’Neal and various military and civilian personnel taking steps to prepare for the looming Posleen invasion.
Indeed, there is a lot of foul language, but I doubt it is more than a military would use during a furious battle. In all I think I might have made a good decision not to ditch this series after the first book. And we have the added incentive of knowing that Earth is on track for invasion in five years. If the rinyo had time to lick their wounds.
Jul 09, Nathaniel rated it liked it Shelves: There are numerous editing errors throughout the book mostly missing pronouns, it seemed, but the errors still jarred the flow of the narrative]. Just handed out the medals, tapped them on the shoulders and went on to his next star. Our choice was simple: Our choice was simple: After graduation Ringo enlisted in the US military for four years, after which he studied marine biology. There are very few series that have been so bad that I have fron not to finish them.
Mar 02, Jim rated it really liked it.
As part of the Galactic Federation, human armies help battle the aggressive aliens known as the Posleen, meeting them in a catastrophic war on the planet Barwhon V. The United States is hunkering down, johb the question is: This is the second book in the Posleen War. This book is better and more mature than you’d think by glancing at the cover.
Book were roughly 3. However, despite the above, Gust Front succeeds very well and turns out to be among the best examples of military SF I have yet come across. Two “larger” invasions in Vietnam and Southeast Asia are mentioned briefly as a “character point-of-view” involving several paragraphs, the invasion in Africa is mentioned in passing, and globes landing in Tempe, Arizona, and the state of Maine are also mentioned.
But the invasion of Earth is just months away Only these shell-shocked survivors can save jonn Earth from utter devastation. This is a war facing an intergalactic bully. I may or may not have gotten misty-eyed once or twice as the defenders rallied for a last-ditch defense of the Washington Monument from the alien invaders.