Citadel (Troy Rising Series #2)

Citadel (Troy Rising Series #2)

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by John Ringo
     
 

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Book Two of the nationally best-selling Troy Rising saga and the follow-up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo. Humans push back against a galactic empire bent on Earth subjugation and ultimate destruction.

The second entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to Live Free or

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Book Two of the nationally best-selling Troy Rising saga and the follow-up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo. Humans push back against a galactic empire bent on Earth subjugation and ultimate destruction.

The second entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo.

When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer solar system, all seemed well. And, lo, peaceful traders made first contact–so whatever came next couldn’t be so bad, could it? Yeah, it could. Very bad. Now humans have battled back from a Trojan-horse-like conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, we’ve built a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive we must take the fight to our attackers and prevail. Unfortunatley, 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 Citadel:
“Ringo is back with a rousing tale of derring-do in space…[He] is as good as ever, giving the reader an epic space opera complete with grand vistas and large-scale numbers and keeping it humming with…pungent writing, snappy characters, and gallows humor.”—Booklist

About previous series entry Live Free or Die:
“[I]nfused with plenty of old-fashioned two-fisted can-do attitude. . .”—Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:“If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo.”—Philadelphia Weekly Press

“. . .Ringo’s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading.”—Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Like the fortress it celebrates, this ponderous sequel to 2010's Live Free or Die moves slowly but gathers considerable momentum. Troy was just a huge asteroid until tycoon Tyler Vernon converted it into a battle station that humans could use to drive off the octopoid Horvath. Now the even nastier Rangora Empire wants to occupy Earth, so Vernon and his allies must use all their brains and gumption to carry the war into Rangora territory. Ringo shifts viewpoints among managers, such as Vernon and his immediate associates, and lower-level workers, including a hot-shot young female pilot and a welder who moves from construction to salvaging parts of wrecked alien warships. While humans of various backgrounds learn to cooperate, the feuding, reptilian Rangora elite are baffled by the bold, inventive American capitalists. The novel sometimes feels methodical to the point of plodding, but it climaxes in a satisfyingly grand space battle. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Earth has recaptured the Solar System from the alien Horvath, but the destruction of humanity's allies by the encroaching Rangora Empire presages the beginning of an ugly and lengthy galactic war. The gigantic Troy battle station uses all its resources to meet the oncoming threat in a struggle that will come to be known as The Spiral Arm Wars. This sequel to Ringo's Live Free or Die again proves the author to be one of the most knowledgeable and capable writers of military sf. The author of the Posleen War series (Eye of the Storm; A Hymn Before Battle) has a practiced eye for describing battles in space and on the ground as well as injecting a soldier's humor into his snappy dialog. VERDICT Veteran fans of military sf will enjoy the latest book by one of the genre's foremost contributors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451637571
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Troy Rising Series, #2
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
178,377
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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