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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A Call to Vengeance. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying anything bad about the authors abilities as a writer. The unfortunate downside to this level of detail is that the reader ends up suffering from information overload.

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It is another war story, basically, though has more that is Earth-based this time round than the first book. I liked what he did and how he did it, is what it boils down to. In A Hymn Before Battle, resourceful Captain Michael O’Neal almost single-handedly 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.

They have the technology to win.

Gust Front (Posleen War, #2) by John Ringo

The vessels had plenty of weaponry that could have been used against the alien invaders when the waves started their approach. Other books in the series. Unfortunately there is a lot of jumping around to other perspectives during combat.

This three-dimensionality is welcome, and few authors pull it off so well. Other military personnel, including military leaders, combat engineers, and local space defense forces, are also in the midst of preparations for the imminent invasion. Crocodile-centaur macho American patriotic military sci-fi with lots of rah-rah and chest thumping.


Peace will be achieved when the last Posleen is a smoking corpse over which we roast marshmallows and drink whiskey. From Library Journal 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.

Ringo wrote the kind of book that he wanted to read himself. The Galactics will help, if humans help them fight. In short, this is a hell of a good read.

Death Comes But Once. The later combat scenes are often very good but constantly challenged by a disjointed perspective. Sep 14, Brad rated it liked it Shelves: Gust Front focuses on the invasion of North America by the Pols After an interlude of several years, the crisis is finally here, on Earth. He realizes what a waste of potential the death of his son is, and he mourns the passing of his son.

The protagonist gives an inspirational speech to some trainnees at one point. I am so glad I decided to revisit it. And he continued on getting worse in this one to the point I had to stop reading.

As it was, I still enjoyed reading the battle sequences once they started up in the book. While many loose ends are tied up, other fundamental questions about the various aliens, which were only hinted at in the earlier books, are now dredged up and given new focus.

Will the line hold for the defenders to marshal their forces? In all I think I might have made a good decision not to ditch this series after the first book. And–other than a kind of reveling in the warrior ethos–there’s just no room for any kind of philosophical consideration at all. Among other wasted words, there was way too much time and emphasis on the trip to FL. He approached Gust Front like he was an accomplished author. Open Preview See a Problem? Because the Posleen don’t read schedules.


A Call to Duty.

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No two scenes are exactly the same, or even remotely the same. When the Posleen begin an invasion of Earth, however, the humans ignore the fact that the invaders outnumber them and wage an unorthodox and surprising form of warfare.

Meanwhile, combat engineers prepare Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA, as a deathtrap, luring the Posleen forces into a kill-zone in the city.

Live Free or Die. The second novel covers the assault on Earth. Thanks to alien mohn and sheer guts, the Terrans on two worlds fought the Posleen to a standstill.

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To frobt other readers questions about Gust Frontplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The vessels were sold during auctions, and the Terran forces still had trouble getting all of them sold. It was merely “a small invasion force” of Posleen globes.

Gust Front Ojhn Ringo Limited preview – 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.

Leadership style of today, or military folk wish for, is not right style for conscripts, especially if they’re mad. Get a VC lecture from grandpa.