Claws That Catch

Claws That Catch

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by John Ringo, Travis S. Taylor
     
 

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The Galaxy at Risk!

Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, it’s up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen—a…  See more details below

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The Galaxy at Risk!

Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, it’s up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen—a galactic cancer that has so far proved unstoppable. Their arsenal A hodge-podge of powerful technologies begged, borrowed and/or looted from across the galaxy and cobbled together on what has to be the strangest ship ever to ply the starways: the good ship Vorpal Blade II!

Great Ideas! Cool Space Ships! Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148363972
Publisher:
Baen Books
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Looking Glass , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
70,178
File size:
986 KB

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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Claws That Catch 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Doug_in_Salcha More than 1 year ago
There are certain Authors that one remembers. If you read Science Fiction, you should know names like Jules Verne, Edgar, Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, etc. More recently, others have established themselves with me. I will sometimes pick up a new book by an unknown (to me at least) author based first on cover art and second on a quick perusal of the back cover or the inside of the cover leaf. I keep returning, however, to a select group of authors that I know will not disappoint. These authors include (but are not limited to) names like David Weber (the Honor Harrington Series), William Dietz (the Legion of the Damned Series), Elizabeth Moon (the Kylara Vatta Series), and Lois McMaster Bujold (the Miles Vorkosigan Series). John Ringo may be added to this list. Not all of the characters are completely "fleshed out" but then many of them are "too quickly taken" by the action but those characters that Mr. Ringo does take the time to make 'multi-dimentional' are like people that I would like to know in 'real life'. Sometimes they are heroic and sometimes they are sometime afraid; sometimes feel guilty when they survive and their friends don't. Sometimes the characters react with 'real world' reactions or psychoses. I do encourage those who have not read any fiction by John Ringo to "take a chance" - I suspect they will "return for more".
Kelnic More than 1 year ago
A new Sci-fi Classic!
chiapet23 More than 1 year ago
this is a great searies if you havent read the other books then dont spoil it by skipying a head but this series must continue the ending in this book leaves a lot of loose ends that i want to know.
Talking-Horse More than 1 year ago
This was a great! Taylor finaly found balance of science fact and fiction. He gives us just enough science to make us understand the difficultys of traveling in space but not so much that we get lost in it. And lets not forget John Ringo who continues to do a great job in keeping it real with the men and women who go into danger for us. Thanks Guys!!
Navdad More than 1 year ago
Ringo and Taylor on point for space reading,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good
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CALMUM More than 1 year ago
I felt this was a very good book. It kept up with the story line from the beginning of the series. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.
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Ringo_Fan999 More than 1 year ago
The characters in this book aren't just larger than life action stars. They've got brains, too, and some are flat out geniuses. This book deals with everything from social problems to mechanical failures, with a lot of issues in between, and the characters are just as smart as they are tough. Another excellent work in a line of such from John Ringo & Travis Taylor. I started this series with Into the Looking Glass and just had to read them all.
Wolfemt-p More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across the series/book by accident, greatly enjoy the story line and characters, so when does the next one come out......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read only the first 7 chapters in Baen's online tease, but the author produces a list of quick, easily read books and this is the third in an exciting, hard to put down series. Ringo writes in a style of the very best of story tellers, after introduction each character or fact is shown later how they were important to the complete story, sometimes in the next to last chapter.
Rodney More than 1 year ago
I simply could not put this book down. It's by far the best book in the series yet. Simply amazing. I loved this book so much, that I am going to re-read the whole series again in the near future. Ringo and Taylor's best
collaborative work yet!