To Sail a Darkling Sea

To Sail a Darkling Sea

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by John Ringo
     
 

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A World Cloaked in Darkness

With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the

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A World Cloaked in Darkness

With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away.

The Candle Flickers

Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands...

Light a Flame

Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.

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About John Ringo:

“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse."—Library Journal

“. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” —Publishers Weekly

“. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.” —Booklist

“Crackerjack storytelling.” —Starlog

“. . . Ringo’s imagination, clearly influenced by Kipling and rock and roll, is fertile . . . and his storytelling skill sound. . . .” —Booklist

“Military SF with a difference . . . and as much action as you could hope for . . . And then there’s that quirky sense of humor running like a vein of gold under the mayhem.” —Eric Flint

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148127420
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Series:
Black Tide Rising , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
27,786
File size:
604 KB

Meet the Author

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best selling series with over one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire and Eye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series: There Will be Dragons, Emerald Sea, Against the Tide, and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best selling techno thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, A Deeper Blue, and, with Ryan Sear, Tiger by the Tail). His techno thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. There are an additional five collaborative spinoffs from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times best seller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. In addition, Ringo’s Princess of Wands and Queen of Wands broke new ground in contemporary fantasy adventure. And his science based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, and To Sail a Darkling Sea.

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To Sail a Darkling Sea 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story became a bit tedious with the similar clearing operations over and over. First book in the series was better. I kept thinking what happened to Steve,s brother and all those bigwigs? After both had set up the bug-out plan. Anyway decent read and I'll get the third book when it comes out.
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Loved it! Can't wait to read the next one.
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I have read all but one of his books. This is one of his best. ( but than he has not written a bad one yet!)
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Cthulhu99 More than 1 year ago
I missed the first book in the series.I can't wait to buy the first book released as a paperback in june and the third book in the series when that is released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author keeps me terrified and on the edge of my seat at the same time. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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The_Qman More than 1 year ago
The story continues. There is a bit of setup here for the next book(s) as well as some cleanup from the first one. There isn't a lot of action, but instead we get more of the day-to-day workings of the flotilla and better insight to our characters. I enjoyed but wished it had been 100 pages longer. There are enough characters, and sub-stories to have filled them. OTOH, if it was a question of having to wait another 2 months I would say, "Naw.." I'd rather have the book now, and read those other pages without having to wait too long for the next book. BTW: I didn't really *get* the cover. There was NOTHING anywhere in the book in which anything in the picture happens. Not realy sure who the blonde is (Sophia?) or the brunette (her new cook? But why is she in uniform???). Like I said, it doesn't make any sense. But that's just the cover. The book itself is pure Ringo. If you enjoy(ed) the "Ghost" series, you'll like this one (but without the S&M).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While not as funny as the first this one is another Home Run for Ringo.  As the number of people rescued increases so does the complexity of the issues involved with caring, feeding and to a big extent controlling them.  You have the broad spectrum of humanity starting to show up the fat cats that think because they were someone before they still are, the slackers, the hardworkers and  the military that have to adjust to working with non-military just to get the job done. A great read, my only problem with Ringo is despite being a prolific writer he still does write fast enough :-).  Love the man, now if he could only get a few more books out in the other 5 series of his that I love. 
AnonymousRH More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the series. Impatiently waiting for the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, waiting anxiously for the next.
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Throughout the book rongo pulls the best of humanity against the difficultys of a apocalypse to show how a single group can give hope to the world.
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"You're sure?" She slid to the floor and curled up.
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