The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.
Battle stations! Listen to another galactic adventure in the Troy Rising series.
©2011 John Ringo (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
“[Ringo’s SF is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” (Library Journal)
"Fans of strong military SF will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Ringo provides a textbook example of how a novel in the military SF subgenre should be written.... Crackerjack storytelling.” (Starlog)
Well although I really enjoy the series and further more all of Mr. Ringo's books, I believe this one could have been better. I understand the need for properly setting up a story, however this was a little much. So much of this book revovled around "Parker", it should have been called "Comet".... The first half of the book had not one action scene whatsoever, except for the "jungle ball." There should have been more action and I hope the next edition will oblige....
Steve (Walnut Creek, CA, USA)
I've liked this series enough. This book is a low point - too much time spent on the South American psychology, not enough on the larger relationships with other species. The combat scenes are well-done, and those parts of the book that don't deal with the South Americans are fine.
I might like to see some exploration of the origin of the gates at some point.
I loved the first book and the second one was ok, this one I had to force myself through. I really enjoy the alien chapters but the culture/political chapters take away from the book I think. The entire book felt like it was about culture and politics!
Also being half Swedish and half Costa Rican I felt the portrayal of the latinos was horribly offensive. No spoilers but no nationality would behave like that or send people that acted that way to space to defend the world.
Book 2 and 3 of this series have been really disappointing. Book 1 was a fun story of one unlikely hero's rise to defend a planet. These two pick up fairly uninteresting characters that go almost nowhere, accomplishing almost nothing, while certain details of the first book get wrapped up in a seemingly inevitable way. Quite disappointing.
The book should be called South Americans Suck in space, or South Americans are a Pain in the Butt. Why do you ask? Because that's what the whole damn third book is about. It seriously has no real connection to the rest of the story and is a huge let down and waste of time to listen too. If you liked the first two books like I did,just skip this one and leave it at a cliff hanger. Other wsie you will force yourself to listen to hours of bad story. There is probably a total of one good hour in the whole book.
I love Scifi and Fantasy books.
I LOVED the previous two books however this one spends so much time in the whole Latino/Anglo culture clash that I almost forgot what the story was about. Rather than understanding the cultural issues I walked away thinking that the Latinos are idiots, and I AM LATINO! I am not sure what the whole point of that was other than to show how the Human/Rangora cultures have a hard time understanding each other but it was not worth the effort. I LOVE John Ringos works but I could have done with out most of this book.
Nothing happens til chapter 27. I wouldn't have made it that far had this happened in the first book of the trilogy. The science fiction is pretty decent if you can get past the authors numerous statements of how pathetic any non american culture is. Thank god I'm american. I might have been offended.
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