Strands of Sorrow (Black Tide Rising Series #4)

Strands of Sorrow (Black Tide Rising Series #4)

by John Ringo

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ISBN-13: 9781476781020
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Black Tide Rising Series , #4
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 109,795
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Timesbest-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, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope, and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

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Strands of Sorrow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series and an outstanding ending. An outstanding book that is very readable multiple times that allows a reader to pick up nuances missed the first time. Perchance there will be more like this in the authors and readers future. Oustanding read and author!
Rick_WeberFan More than 1 year ago
John, I thought you'd failed me. I know, I know. You've NEVER done so in the past. But still to end this excellent series so soon? I just new you had to have cut corners. I mean, an ending already couldn't possibly be satisfying. Wrong. It ended powerfully and well. It ended the only way it could have. I'm no YA! Truth be told, I could be considered and OA! But, I'm going to miss the people in this one - just like I do with most of your characters. Well done, John. As always, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad that the series is over but what an awesome way to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good read
Anonymous 22 days ago
Liked the character development. The sisters were awesome and liked all the other people involved. Just one thing it needs. What happened to the bad guy and who caught up with him in the end?
Anonymous 7 months ago
The ending chapters of The Black Tide Rising story is an upbeat ending to the previous, "Holding on with the tips of our fingers" from the first three episodes as told in the fhree books. However, I have one minor complaint. Without giving away any crucial part of the story, there is a, what you might call a small liberty taken with the facts from the end of the last book, and some of the other parts of the story line. As you might remember there was a need for a critical ingredient in order to make the vaccine. I also didn"t notice until I was on my 2nd read through that th8s was NIT a reusable ingredient. So I was required to stutter past the parts of the story that mentioned the availability of the vaccine, especially after they went through all the trials and tribulation to recover enough of that ingredient to get the crewmember of the subs vaccinated. So, where was that critical ingredient for the manufacture of vaccines coming from? I realize this as nit-picking, but these kind of things make the story "stutter" for me as I mentally ignore the littlesthe required boo boo in that part of the book. But other than that personal complaint I have to say that the book and it's happy ending is almost perfect. READ THESE BOOKS , You will be glad you did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hated to see the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After 47 years of reading , I find I am sorry to end one of his series, but I have reread most many times. Thank you Mr. Ringo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see it end but a great series! I’ll need to get the next book/collection of short stories set in this world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will want to read them all, over and over again. Squeeeeeeeee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see this series end. I've already reread it multiple times. I hope John let's us revisit Faith, Sophia and Steve some day. I'm really going to miss Faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 2 young girls are a little hard to believe for their ages, but otherwise a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Ringo writes another rosing tale of his Zombie Apocalypse world with Wolf Squadron. But he also 'buries his lede' (look it up, people I'm right) in a quagmire of details that could only interesting a y Logistics puke. I was able to skip at least a third of the book and not lose the story line. Shewolf, is as usual, in it to her neck. We lose a lot of Seawall in her work to become a 'first line' chopper jocky. I truly missed Sphia. Stacy is gone from the story. She is only mentioned a couple of times. Steve is lost in the 'logistical' mess too. Overall? A decent finish to the ZA story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story to complete the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Take a chance on an engrossing Masterpiece U will not be disappointed in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and the section about the M1 being in a flat spin was funny as hell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this series is finished. Oh well, I'll have to read it again.
The_Qman More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one, more character development too. But, if this is to be the final book, I wish there had been at least one or two more chapters to really tie up several loose ends. Like, WHO did it, WHY, and what's going on in the rest of the world like China etc. Hopefully there will be another "actual" final book that answers all those questions and really gives some true closure to the series. Still an excellent read though.
CannyClaire More than 1 year ago
Really am sorry this is the author's final book in this series. I have, over the years, purchased all of his books because they are worth keeping and rereading. What I truly would like to see is the author writing a fifth book to find out how his brother did or did not survive AND identify and bring to justice the villain who invented and spread the zombie virus. When does the author intend to bring out his next book? I am happy to pre-order and pre-pay when ever this happens.
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TakomaGeezer More than 1 year ago
The conclusion of this Ringo series felt rushed and unfulfilling, which was disappointing because the series began with a bang and was full of surprises. I've read most of his books and have found that the characters are compelling (I particularly appreciate his strong female characters), the military sci-fi is unparalleled, and the plot/action sequences are superb. The premise behind Black Tide Rising -- a Zombie Apocalypse that has a plausible scientific foundation -- is that only the prepared will survive and that a small band of determined survivors can slowly help rebuild the world. A typically big Ringo idea that is convincingly played out. If I were caught in this Apocalypse, I would hope that the Smith family was living near by and I could hitch a ride on their boat. Ringo is unabashedly pro-military and hates, hates, hates sniveling politicians and elites -- and sometimes he goes overboard with his moralizing -- but he's equal opportunity when it comes to killing Zombies and saving the world. And he's equally adept at creating heroes and myths that readers can readily identify with. No one else but Ringo could create a 13-year-old female Zombie killer character that Marine drill sergeants are cowed by. Trust me, you will believe that a 13-year-old who carries a pet teddy bear named Trixie into battle (note the cover art on Strands of Sorrow) is the best Zombie fighter in the world. The only reason I give this book and the series 4-stars is that, unlike many of his previous works (and most especially the Posteen invasion), the ending felt very rushed and unfulfilling. If this is the final installment in the series, it's not Ringo-worthy but it is far better than what most other military sci-fi authors are capable of producing.