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Citadel
     

Citadel

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by John Ringo
 

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Of all the hosts of Eurotas the Troias were the most fell. For they were born of Winter.

Between the Solar Array Pumped Laser and Troy, the two trillion ton nickel-iron battlestation created by eccentric billionaire Tyler Vernon, Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and begin entering the galactic millieu.

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Of all the hosts of Eurotas the Troias were the most fell. For they were born of Winter.

Between the Solar Array Pumped Laser and Troy, the two trillion ton nickel-iron battlestation created by eccentric billionaire Tyler Vernon, Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and begin entering the galactic millieu.

But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally it becomes clear the war is just beginning. At the heart of nickel iron and starlight are the people, Marines, Navy and civilians, who make Troy a living, breathing, engine of war. Survivors of apocalypse, they know the cost of failure.
If this Troy falls, no one will be left to write the epic.
Citadel continues the saga begun in Live Free or Die, following the paths of several characters during the first years of The Spiral Arm Wars culminating in the First Battle of E Eridani.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148788997
Publisher:
Baen Books
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Troy Rising , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
43,573
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John Ringo is author of the New York Times best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances (New York Times best seller), and Hell's Faire (New York Times best seller), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. Among his other novels for Baen are Into the Looking Glass, the fantasy adventure Princess of Wands, the Council Wars series, which began with There Will Be Dragons, and the Kildar techno-thriller series, which began with Ghost.

His collaborative novels include Von Neumann's War with Travis S. Taylor, Cally's War (New York Times best seller) and Sister Time with Julie Cochrane, the New York Times best selling Prince Roger series with David Weber, which began with March Upcountry, and The Road to Damascus with Linda Evans.
A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction. He had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school.

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Citadel (Troy Rising Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Tycoon Tyler Vernon converted the large asteroid Troy into a tremendous battle station that along with the Solar Array Pumped Laser humans was used to drive away the invading octopi-like Horvath (see Live Free or Die) from the Sol System. However, an even more dangerous threat has entered the solar system as the reptilian Rangora Empire invades with plans to occupy Earth after it has destroyed the only human ally in a deadly serpentine blitzkrieg. Vernon realizes quickly that the Troy battle station will be overwhelmed by this brutal enemy like the Nazis did the Maginot Line; if it falls Vernon knows no Homer will write the epic of the Citadel that saved earthlings. He proposes an offensive assault rather than a defensive line. His plan is to take the war to the heart of the Empire forcing the Rangora to divert troops to homeland defense. The Spiral Arm Wars are just beginning to heat up with the First Battle of E Eridani. The Troy Rising second outer space tale (see Live Free or Die) is an exciting military science fiction thriller, which starts very slow action wise yet insightful as the reader meets numerous cast members (mostly humans) who provide their viewpoint to the upcoming hostilities. Once the combat ignites, the plot soars into hyperspeed as John Ringo once again salutes American ingenuity and creative capitalists (must have been in the Asteroid Belt during the economic meltdown) climaxed with a great outer space battle. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Grimournori aladora age:looks about seventeen weapons:twoo sycthes ten throwing knives and a bow with elemental arrows rank:guard and freind of siovena treats each other like brother and sister race:aladori i will explain
shadomanfl More than 1 year ago
worth the time and money
Catbluize More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read Live Free or Die, the first book of the Troy series, you should go read that one first. Citadel isn't as good as Kildar (Ghost series 2nd) however the book is a great read. The book is a very good connector book between Live Free Or Die and #3 which Ringo indicates is in progress, while providing worthwhile entertainment. Any Ringo fan won't be disappointed. One last thing, the book is worth buying just to read the Eulogy, it's unbelievable.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Just sucks you in, before you know it, it's 3am
JEagle More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable read. Although it was a lengthy book, it never dragged on before action took place. The author did a good job with the characters in drawing the reader into their situations and wanting to know what is going to happen next. As soon as I finish this book I wanted to read the next sequel.
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NAME Faelynn Castillia Brittani Mortas AGE looks to be about 18 LOOKS strawberry blonde hair, violet eyes, willowy build. JOB mercenary FAMILY none orphaned at young age due to raids. SPECIES(dunnowhat else to call it) warlock, [half demon half human combo] (not gender specific term) (only humans can be witches and then and ONLY then is te term warlock gender specific) PERSONALITY sweet strong willed is not one to turn down a challenge. Extermely loyal to friends. Excellent judge of charecter. Goes on gut feelings rather than by the book which is to say impulsive. Loves reading and researching. Does not use her magic ti harm those who do not deserve it. Unless absolutley nessasary. I.e. battle
fruiteofthevine More than 1 year ago
I was spell-bound from the 1st chapter to the last chapter! I had read the first book," Live free or Die", so naturally I had to wait to get my hands on the next book, and now I am in the process of reading the final book,"The Hot Gate" which came out in May 2012, and it is not dissapointing me in the least,, very much the opposit, I whish he would come out with the fourth book,( if there will be a fourth in this series) becasue I am afraid I will be devestated at the end of this book, if there is no closer to it!!! I have read many many of John Ringo Books, and I have always finished them wanting more to read, he is so darn clever and great as a tecknical writer, with such details that explain all that you need to comprehend the storyline, without being ovrloaded with a bunch of hiperbole, to make it so boring that you would stop reading, and go look at tv comercials, just to break the monotony of it, so I dearly hope and pray that Mr Ringo will find it in his heart, for all us proud to be "John Ringo fans", to try to come up with a plot for the next book on "Vernon Tyler" and " Coxswain's Mate(now "Lieutenant") Mate Second Class Dana Parker" about what they are going to do about "after the "Rangora" surrendered" and the "Eridani System"!!!! In the meantime, I will find another one of his "series" to start on and be satisfied with that for the time being, but not real happy about it,, uggh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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