Legacy of the Aldenata

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,908 ratings

A Hymn Before Battle Publisher's Summary

With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!
©2001 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Hymn Before Battle

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

    With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitive Ringo

    • By james on 03-05-09
  • Book 2

    • Gust Front

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

    In this, the sequel to A Hymn Before Battle, Captain Michael O'Neal and his forces on Earth prepare to hold back an impending Posleen invasion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is CAN of Military Sci-Fiction Woop Ass!

    • By Charlie Lightfoot on 03-19-09
    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-26-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442 ratings
  • Book 3

    • When the Devil Dances

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924

    The human-eating Posleen have invaded Earth, decimating all but two North American territories. Heavily outnumbered, humans cluster close together, the possibilities of habitable space shrinking by the day. An epic battle from September 11-27, 2009, will decide the fate of humankind, and the apocalyptic decision to use nuclear weapons - heretofore banned - will alter the fate of alien and human forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can it be better?

    • By Craig on 03-11-11
  • Book 4

    • Hell's Faire

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855

    Hell's Faire continues Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series, this time pitting Major Mike O'Neal against a Posleen overlord with impressive technology looking to conquer human territories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One word... Awesome

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-12
  • Book 5

    • The Hero

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 305

    The human was an expert sniper-and a psychopath. He had never failed in the past when he stalked human prey. But now he is on an enemy planet, and his prey is anything but human. The Darhel are a race with a highly developed empathic sense. Long ago, they learned that they cannot deal death to another intelligent being without being destroyed by the death agonies of their victim.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad book

    • By Matt on 12-01-09
    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 03-24-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 378 ratings
  • Book 6

    • Cally's War

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 527

    Cally O'Neal, from Ringo's best seller Hell's Faire, stars in this New York Times best seller - a fast-paced interplanetary adventure that finds the trained killer locked in a battle to reclaim her lost soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the spin-offs

    • By Jason on 03-23-10
  • Book 7

    • Watch on the Rhine

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo, Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    The invaders are coming; the Posleen, a seemingly unstoppable horde who have conquered one star system after another, literally feeding on their conquests. Earth's dubious allies, the Darhel, have given the humans a number of highly-advanced technological devices, including a process for rejuvenating the aged, including trained and proven soldiers who otherwise would be too old to fight. Rejuvenation may give a critical edge, since to survive, the Earth must use every resource at hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The German Perspective

    • By William on 03-11-13
  • Book 8

    • Yellow Eyes

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo, Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I went back and picked it up

    • By Trip Williams on 10-17-13
  • Book 9

    • Sister Time

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo, Julie Cochrane
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    Cally O'Neal is officially dead. In her over 40 years of being an active secret agent she hasn't used her real name much less spoken to her sister. So when Michelle interrupts an important mission, by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it's an unexpected reunion...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better then I expected

    • By Colin on 03-30-12
  • Book 10

    • Honor of the Clan

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo, Julie Cochrane
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    The Indowy "Bane Sidhe" conspiracy has grown strong, and the cunning and resourceful Darhel - tacit rulers of the Galactic Federation - have decided that the time has come to wipe that threat from the stars forever. What the Darhel don't know is that humans have joined the rebellion - led by thief and assassin extraordinaire, Cally O'Neal. Now Cally is set to destroy a web of alien deceit millennia in the making.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essential, IF you're already a fan.

    • By james on 05-26-09
  • Book 11

    • Eye of the Storm

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535

    In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to "escape".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to see Michael O'Neal back, and his daughters

    • By Colin on 06-03-12
  • Book 12

    • The Tuloriad

    • Legacy of the Aldenata
    • By: John Ringo, Tom Kratman
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Of the once innumerable battle clans of the possess only a handful survive. And that on the sufferance of a group of despised Indowy and Himmit. Plucked from the maelstrom on Earth they are cast out into the eternal blackness of the stars with only a slightly insane Indowy and a computer virus to guide them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow paced, a bit dull

    • By Jim In Texas! on 07-23-14