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Hell's Faire, the fourth and final installment in John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata sequence (A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, and When the Devil Dances) sees the last inhabitants of what was the United States battling against the Posleen, seemingly unstoppable aliens who are close to conquering Earth and annihilating all of humankind.
The fast and furious military action is focused on the Rabun Pass near North Carolina where tens of millions of Posleen are trying desperately to break through the last of the human forces and finally defeat the North American resistance once and for all. With reinforcements, supplies, and ammunition running low, humanity's only hope is the SheVa Nine, nicknamed Bun-Bun, a 7,000-ton supertank capable of wiping out millions of Posleen in a matter of seconds as well as destroying the Posleen's formidable space-cruisers. But if Bun-Bun is somehow destroyed, there's nothing left to stop the hordes of Posleen from entering and laying waste to the heartland of America. The moral of the story: "Do unto others before they do unto you!"
Ringo not only knows how to write the best hardcore military science fiction around; he is a master of character and plot development, something all too frequently lacking in the genre. And his military one-liners (all too vulgar to include here) are absolutely priceless. Fans of military science fiction need to read this series. Once more, unto the breach! Paul Goat Allen