[Epub] ↠ A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1) Author John Ringo – Valtrex-4.us

A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1) WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESEWith The Earth In The Path Of The Rapacious Posleen, The Peaceful And Friendly Races Of The Galactic Federation Offer Their Resources To Help The Backward Terrans For A Price Humanity Now Has Three Worlds To Defend As Earth S Armies Rush Into Battle And Special Operations Units Scout Alien Worlds, The Humans Begin To Learn A Valuable Lesson You Can Protect Yourself From Your Enemies, But May The Lord Save You From Your Allies.

[Epub] ↠ A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1)  Author John Ringo – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1)
  • John Ringo
  • English
  • 13 November 2017
  • 9780671319410

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1) Author John Ringo – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    MILITARY SF that hits the G SPOT and causes a FULL ON HAPPY Interesting POLITICS, unique ALIEN CULTURES, intelligent PLOTTING, engaging CHARACTERSoh yeah, and lots and lots of 4.5 stars I ve said before that I like military SF, but it is not the sub genre that I intend to settle down with and spend the rest of my life Therefore, I am fairly prudish and selective about the books I engage with in this category Well book bachelors and bachelorettes, this book is definitely ROSE WORTHY as it is among the best military science fiction I have ever come across The reason I don t read much military SF is that it is usually lacking in creative world building back story, interesting aliens and cultures and three dimensional characters These are all things I enjoy This book does a righteous job of being a high octane, shoot em up battle saga while at the same time introducing and setting up the series with a kick glute back story, some unique alien cultures and a highly evolved political dynamic BACK STORY The novel concerns humanity being recruited by a Galactic Federation of alien races in order to assist them in battling a powerful and belligerent race known as the Posleen Most of the other alien races are extreme pacifists with no ability to engage in warfare despite their high degree of technology and intelligence kind of buying in the theory that once a culture reaches a certain level of technology and growth, they are likely to be peaceful Thus,...


  2. says:

    In full disclosure, I ve bumped into the author a couple of times online as we have certain interests in common I hope he remains willing to talk to me after this review.The biggest problem with the book is that it s not really to my taste Along with Jerry Pournelle, John Ringo is one of the main figures in the pulp military science fiction You might think that s right up my alley, but really not so much I just can t get into it Whether it denounces the horrors of war or it glamorizes the glory or war or even just promotes the necessity of martial virtue, I just have a hard time getting into war fiction I can and sometimes do enjoy it, but never at the level of light reading that the pulp style promotes.I didn t have a lot of problem reading A Hymn Before Battle The prose is reasonably good and the story is fast moving and generally quickly paced But on the other hand, while it wasn t painful to read neither could I really enjoy it or get excited by it There were just too many problems in the way Sure, the characterization was generally shallow, b...


  3. says:

    There is no leap of imagination, no stretch that I could make, no possible way that I could rank this as anything other than a solid three star book Don t get me wrong This book falls solidly in the fun category I picked it up for free on and had low expectations No idea why And I enjoyed every damn minute of it It was a guilty pleasure The premise is pretty straight forward It is the near future well, actually 2000 and aliens have arrived on Earth Yay Unfortunately, they bring some really bad news Another alien race very warlike and savage carnivores will be here in five years too The other galactic races are very peaceful They need the primitive humans to fight off the Polseen Veterans are called up, the nations of Earth gear up for war and there ya go In just a few pages we re on alien planets fighting it out with the bad guys.The whole thing just kind of works if you like your military SF There are plenty of guns, plasma rays, missiles, bombs, mech suits, space ships, etc And the bad guys are a bad guy we can all get behind They want to kill and eat all other sentient species Finally We can truly feel good about blowing this enemy away When they die by the tens of thousands it is a good thing So why not than ...


  4. says:

    War What is it good for Military Science Fiction does come to mind A Hymn Before Battle is the first in the Posleen War saga The series is also referred to as the Legacy of the Aldenata, which has a nice ring to it In essence, it s all about war The aliens are coming This theme, of course, isn t new Not by a long shot There are different aliens involved too, some are nicer than others Some are treacherous Some are just plain evil Not having much of a choice with Earth being next on the menu , humans are pulled into the war on the side of the Galactic Federation, who are being owned by the Posleen in a war of rather extreme proportions Thankfully, the bad guys in this instance are not bugs Wow So, long story short, humans get handed some nice tech and are sent into the far reaches of space to bite some heel and guess what It seems we are better at making war than other aliens in general Didn t see that one coming, did you Mild sarcasm aside, the book is actually pretty darn cool It has all the tropes, of course Such as the top brass in the military are criminally incompetent and short sighted Sigh There is power armour of course The ACS suits, as they re called, are really cool, so if you re a Halo or other mil SF with heavy suits fan you might want to feast your intellect ...


  5. says:

    This, the first book in a series focusing on the character Michael O Neal, is perhaps the best of them It provided me with some hours of amusement, and for that alone it deserve its score.The problem, as with the rest of the series, is that of Weberisms, so named in my mind after David Weber who at his worst tend to do the same First, infodumps These are frequent, and detailed terribly, terribly detailed So much detail is presented that one get the impression that a publishing agent has asked for and got his wish In military SF there is, of course, a requirement for some bits and pieces on technology, strategy and so forth but it is exaggerated Contrast this to the in sto...


  6. says:

    Literatura b lica con la Ciencia Ficci n como veh culo, no al rev s G nero Ciencia Ficci n.Lo que nos cuenta Una federaci n de civilizaciones extraterrestres est sufriendo los embates de la guerra contra una raza conocida como los Posleen y las perspectivas son muy negativas Esa es la raz n por la que vencen sus reticencias previa...


  7. says:

    I have been meaning to read this book for quite a while, as it is now free on I decided to give it a try I m really glad I didn t pay for it The start of the book was interesting, but packed with far too many acronyms for different agencies As the story develops I was hoping it would concentrate on just a few characters, but it jumped all over the place and new characters were thrown in and then never seen again As for the story, this got bogged down in technical information, politics etc After nearly two hundred pages I took an hour s break, when I came back to the book I couldn t really remember anything.At the start of the book I assumed Mike was going to be one of the main characters, he did appear a few times, but I never understood why he was so important as he didn t really do anything Then he was sent off to train the idiot Colonel Youngman Why do all these type of book have a moronic commander The insurgence group made occasional appearances and they provided the only action at this point, but even then the author starts something with them, then jumps somewhere else right in the middle of the action I was quite looking forward to following the only female soldier in the group, but then the author kills her off Has this author got something against women The second half of the book has action, but even then it is full of technical descriptions and every time the action ...


  8. says:

    A really good apocalyptic hard sci fi series Earth faces alien invasion without time to prepare adequately, and allies who may or may not be trustworthy The series details the brutal struggle against an encroaching canninbalistic horde, on other planets, in space, and finally on Earth The series predictably gets darker as it progresses, and it is definitely hard military sci fi The books refer to the R...


  9. says:

    Intergalactic politics and a bloody war yellow blood as well as redbut hey that s variety, right Not a bad start.


  10. says:

    This book sucks It s like it was written by a 7th grade boy who really, really likes the military Boring and unbelievable Good thing I got it for free.

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