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New York Times best seller in hardcover. Armed forces veteran and seven-time New York Times best-selling author John Ringo delivers the third entry in his blockbuster Troy Rising SF series. Humanity fights back against a devastating Trojan-horse-like alien invasion of Earth and takes the fight to the stars by creating a vast battlestation as large as a planet.

The third entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to blockbuster Citadel from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller and military SF master, John Ringo.

When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer Solar System, all seemed well, but a devastating invasion ensued. Now humans have battled back from the conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, humanity has created a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive humans must take the fight to the heart of their empire and prevail-a feat no previous species has ever accomplished. Instead, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star-ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win.

About the Troy Rising series:
"[I]nfused with plenty of old-fashioned two-fisted can-do attitude . . ." - Publishers Weekly

"[I]rresistible action-sf . . .[filled with] Ringo's amazingly fertile imagination." - Booklist

About John Ringo:
"[O]ne of the best...practitioners. . .of military SF." - Publishers Weekly

"[F]ast-paced military SF peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse" - Library Journal

"[Ringo's work] "attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas..." - Publishers Weekly

"If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." - Philadelphia Weekly Press
ISBN: 9781451638189
Branch Call Number: PBK ScF Ring

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CrewCutKen
Apr 28, 2018

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 28, 2018

First half went antagonists planned to attack Earth's weakness during galactic summit while protagonist more on culture friction between North American crew, global outsourcing civilian crew from all walks of life & the South American military replacements that from the elites that historically don't like each other & the Americans. Maintenance on three AI with one going almost going crash on space defense not bad subplot. Middling than tedious. Probably greater appreciation on building maintenance workers...
Tyler Vernon chagrined on perceived May-December romance with younger female tech by everyone else. At least larger than life industrialist admitted lack of personal life & have problems unlike certain predators...
Said younger female tech playing amateur psychologist on Granadica the AI industrial fabricator on perceived senility.
Loved the Junior Rangorian analyst using Family at annual Thanksgiving dinner & what if outsider attack them metaphor to describe the Americans. Ditto herding his intelligence group consisting of female secret agent, civilian, military who read the galactic version of the internet. Enemy less one dimensional.
Interesting by think outside the box antagonist using Great Captain say Mongol Subedei on what strategy & tactics to win battle against Earthings than say rewrite history prone Rangorians themeselves
Sure author got David Weber's sin on both sides going politicking & scheming than going to war.
So author went bit too right wing on novel. Polity in do or die mode. Earth itself not in martial law.
Novel leaves with a cliffhanger ceasefire & exchange of prisoners. Unsatisfying letdown.
When the next novel John Ringo to settle it one way or another?

LRS1969 Jan 22, 2013

Not simply "silly politics" AND "extreme racism" (I can no longer trust a publisher who prints and promotes such drivel, but poorly written as well. Cannot truly grasp mind sets of people who would 4-star or 5-star this garbage in ratings.

Ringo (alone) just keeps ruining otherwise POTENTIALLY decent sci-fi by promoting his Far Right wing (of course just those aspects of the Far Right that suits him.... read the Paladin Series ("Kildar Series") starting with "Ghost" to see how he really is and how The Conservative Movement" would disown him in a heartbeat - at least I surely hope that they would!!! And if you don't believe that Kildar's acts of perversion (and racism and constant painting of all "Islamics" being Bad Guys and "black-asses" - as in Mideast types, you know, like the Semitic Jew Yeshua, or Jesus!) and snide comments about "fundamentalist Christians" and "those rich bastards" (in references about how they caused such and such specific problem).

Cannot believe how much better - with NONE of Ringo's agenda crap - "his" books are when teamed up with another (but GOOD) author such as Drake or Weber!!!

JeremiahSutherland May 20, 2012

This author reminds me of a cross between John D. MacDonald and Mickey Spillane.Interesting plots. Cardboard characters who win through a combination of luck, spunk and just good ol' fashioned sterling qualities.Which is OK, but I like a little more sophistication when I read, even when it is Sci-Fi. The books in the Troy series exhibit a lack of restraint and editing. Use of the language is a bit so-so. There's so much going on that the reader loses touch with who did what. And there is far too much piddling detail about maintenance, standards and tolerances. Even engineers find this stuff boring.

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Mr_Underhill
Jan 18, 2012

Another Great read from Ringo, can't wait for the next installant. Please make sure you read & understand the initial comment inside the cover. this is a work of fiction! If you get offended by extreme racial stereotyping, don't read it. R18

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dedwards
Jul 28, 2011

Again Ringo weaves a great tale. First rate action, superb characters. There had better be a fourth book coming.

RobbotheKingsBooks Jun 28, 2011

As usual with John Ringo his politics are silly but his story telling is first rate.

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Jan 18, 2012

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