Eye of the Storm (Human-Posleen War Series #11)

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First Time in Paperback.

A New York Times Best Seller—Latest in the Blockbuster Posleen War Series.

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

Beneath A Banner Burned . . .

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS ...

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Overview

First Time in Paperback.

A New York Times Best Seller—Latest in the Blockbuster Posleen War Series.

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

Beneath A Banner Burned . . .

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided, trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to 'escape.'

The Boundaries Blur

General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. He alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven't sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken.

Then he finds out the bad news...

The Chaos Has Returned

With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel.

Somebody is going to die. General Michael O'Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick who.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Fans of the popular Legacy of the Aldenata series (A Hymn Before Battle, etc.) will rejoice as Ringo brings together characters and plot threads from his solo novels and collaborations. After the Earth is invaded by the voracious Posleen, Lt. Gen. Michael O'Neal discovers evidence that the Galactic Confederation's Darhel leaders have been manipulating humanity to keep them from subverting the galactic order. Before O'Neal can take action, a new and totally unexpected threat, the Hedren, disrupt the Darhel sabotage. With the Confederation's capital in danger of falling to the Hedren, O'Neal must organize a counterattack despite widespread corruption and apathy in Earth's military. Some potential repercussions from prior events are resolved a bit too easily, but Ringo's lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Library Journal

Arrested unjustly on charges of war crimes, Lt. Michael O'Neal faces trial and possible execution if not permanent incarceration in the Fleet Penal Facility until an invasion by an unknown alien race forces his reinstatement as the only one capable of leading the human contingent in the multispecies Federation and securing victory for the very ones who tried to have him put to death. Continuing the sf military Posleen War series (A Hymn Before Battle; Gust Front; When the Devil Dances; Hell's Faire), veteran sf author Ringo returns to his popular far-future universe filled with intriguing aliens, hardened soldiers, and high-tech space battles. VERDICT Fully realized characters and vividly described battles scenes help Ringo's novels stand out among the best of the best in military sf. For fans of hard sf.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439133620
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Human-Posleen War Series , #11
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 174,571
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 4.30 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ringo is author of the New York Times best-selling series known by most as “The Posleen Wars” comprising A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire, plus the tangential novels Calley’s War, Sister Time, and Honor of the Clan (all with Julie Cochrane), and A Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes (both with Tom Kratman). He also co-authored—with David Weber—March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few in the best-selling Prince Roger series. He had visited 23 countries by the time he graduated high school. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, he brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

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  • Posted July 28, 2009

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    John Ringo keeps a good thing going

    If you liked the eariler book in this series that you should love this one. The author has taken the characters from past books in this serries and brought them forward. He does a great job of story telling and is starting a new one all in the same book. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. If you have read the March Upcountry series you wiil understand what I mean. Still and all it is a book worth reading and I really did enjoy it.

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  • Posted June 16, 2009

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    fans will enjoy John Ringo's exciting return to his human-Posleen worlds

    Eye of the Storm
    John Ringo
    Baen, Jul 7 2009, $26.00
    ISBN 9781439132739

    As the Posleen horde invade the Earth, Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal is shocked with the proof he has found that that the Machiavellian Darhel oligarchy of the Galactic Confederation has controlled humans like puppeteer with puppets; most humans are pleased with the arrangement. O'Neal considers a countermeasure, but his vaunted military unit is destroyed by the more powerful Galactic Fleet and he is arrested as an insurgent heading to Fleet Penal Facility after a rigged trial.

    However, the Hedren attack the Galactic Confederation putting it at risk of being conquered. The only person capable of a military counter attack is heading to prison. Darhel leader Tir Dal Ron must decide between freeing O'Neal to lead the human troops or watch his Confederation go down in flames; if he chooses his prisoner he must also find a way to persuade the general that saving the Darhel is the only way to save his species.

    The latest in the Human-Posleen saga (see A HYMN BEFORE BATTLE and SISTER TIME) is a terrific military science fiction thriller with social and political implications. LTG O'Neal struggles between the desire to overthrow the oligopoly and the knowledge people are satisfied with their lot. As always the battle scenes ring true and are great fun to follow. Although some key points set up in previous entries in the saga (helps to have read them though not absolutely critical) are flash-points instead of developed consequences of prior actions, fans will enjoy John Ringo's exciting return to his human-Posleen worlds as a new threat has arrived.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

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    O'Neal is Promoted

    If you're a fan of Ringo's you'll have to add this book to your long term collection. The book centers around a new threat to mankind and O'Neal's getting the "troops" back and ready to go.

    There's mutiny, intrigue, a bunch of laughs.

    The book reads like the first 2 chapters of a great novel. There will be more in the future, and you'll need this one. Think Kildar.

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

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    If you think Posleen was bad news!....

    Apparently, there is some justice in the world, finally!

    We finally got General O'Neil in charge! That's right, our beloved Hero of the hour finally got "upper" hand on Darhel. Granted, what he and his "Clan" had to go through; demise of ACS and the fact that Earth and all known species are now in grave danger from new threats; was not piece of cake. And from what they discovered of new threat, it makes posleen like kindergarten bully.

    I can't wait to see how this will unfold in the future books.

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  • Posted September 23, 2009

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    This was great. Buy it now. Seriously.

    Okay, I admit it's been a while since I read this, because I bought it the first day it hit the shelf. Yes, I'm a real Ringo fan. Maybe I'm prejudiced a bit in his favor but so what? The guy does great work. And it's not just me either - it's been really popular. So go buy it - it's one of those guaranteed great reads you hear about.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    What I was Looking for

    I found this book entertaining. This is the style of books i was expecting from John Ringo, and I'm glad that Mike is back and hopefully will remain on the center stage for the sequels

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    New Direction, old story!

    Boldly going where revenue has never gone before, John Ringo re-engages his moneymaker drive by creating villians more dangerous, more insensitive and even uglier than the reptilian/equine foe in his Posleen War series.
    Populated by characters familiar to readers of books in the Posleen series, Eye of the Storm is equally populated by familiar plotlines and resolutions thereto. That isn't a bad thing, I'm just sayin'!.
    The first thing I read of Ringo's was Watch On The Rhine. I had nightmares about that book for several nights thereafter, which is something that had never happened in all my years of reading. That basic, primal fear is what is missing from this book. It is an ok book; you won't feel ripped off if you buy it. New readers will be intrigued enough to follow up with additional books to read. What you won't be is scared! It is rather like another of Ringo's protaganists had written a book, Belisarius.

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