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Fans of John Ringo's bestselling Legacy of the Aldenata series (A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, et al.) who were sad to see the sequence end can rejoice once again! Cally's War, which takes place approximately 40 years after the events in Hell's Faire, begins a new saga featuring Cally O'Neal, a little girl in the previous novels who is now the world's deadliest -- and sexiest! -- assassin.
On a postPosleen War Earth ruled by the Galactic Federation, a sense of normalcy has finally returned to everyday life -- cities are rebuilding, businesses are prospering, people are beginning to forget about the nightmarish war against the reptilian invaders. But while much has changed, many things have stayed the same: like the scheming Darhel, an alien race of elfin beings that has covertly been puppet master to the Galactic Confederacy for decades.
As part of an elite group of warriors known as the Bane Sidhe -- an organization dedicated to breaking the stranglehold of the Darhel -- Cally has become a master assassin who can change personas like she's changing clothes. But after so much bloodshed and so many killings, Cally is losing her humanity. In desperate need of a vacation -- and a loving relationship -- Cally finds her soul mate at the worst possible time: in the middle of her most dangerous assignment yet.
While Cally's War doesn't have the hard-core military science fiction feel of Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata saga, fans of his previous works will undoubtedly enjoy this dark and sensual tale of post-apocalyptic intrigue. Paul Goat Allen