- Series: Frontlines (Book 3)
- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: 47North (April 21, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477828311
- ISBN-13: 978-1477828311
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,105 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.55 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
Angles of Attack (Frontlines) Paperback – April 21, 2015
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“Frontlines is earnest, optimistic, and fun, even as it deals with subject matter that’s intrinsically grim. It’s a story that strikes the perfect balance between escapism and serious reflection, and it’s the perfect military sci-fi series to escape into for a week or two.” —The Verge
About the Author
Marko Kloos was born and raised in Germany, in and around the city of Münster. In the past, he was a soldier, bookseller, freight dockworker, and corporate IT administrator before he decided that he wasn’t cut out for anything other than making up stuff for a living. He writes primarily science fiction and fantasy, his favorite genres since his youth, when he spent most of his allowance on German sci-fi pulp serials. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife, two children, and a roving pack of vicious dachshunds.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 50%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Kloos continues to show ever increasing strength and confidence as a fiction writer. He lands a few sucker punches to the gut as he captures the brutal inhumanity and hard choices of an all-out interstellar existential war yet without the process feeling emotionally manipulative. The technology and culture pass the sniff test without getting bogged down in the details. There's a couple good ol' fashioned sci-fi deductive reveal moments that remind me of the best of the golden age, and the combat scenes rank among the best described and most thrilling sequences of the new wave of mil-scifi while still managing to feel fresh and new.
#3 wraps up with a satisfying conclusion but still has enough loose ends to make the wait for #4 long and annoying.
Keep 'em coming.
Now, why I am giving only 4 stars, is because it always takes too long to get to the action, and from one point to another. There is too much descriptive content, and even if it gives you a better view of the world around, I could easily do without maybe 30% of content. I would like to see a more fast paced content in the next iteration of the series, and also find out more about the aliens. There were years since the 1st contact, and still too little is being known about them.
The series starts from the beginning of a military career and the main hero goes slowly up the ladder. He's not your usual main character around which the fate of the humanity revolves, but instead we're given the recount through the eyes of a survivor of certain key events, and this is a nice change. Oh and yea, the hero always looses his rifle...
This being said, I'm looking forward to the next book!
Ok, given the love I just shared you're asking and wondering why only 4 stars; this gets compared to the "classics". While this is a great series and I love Mr. Kloos's story telling my 5 star books are Starship Trooper, The Forever War, the Dorsi series, and Old Man's War. Having said that this is a very good book and series.
Marko Kloos, however, is in a class of his own and, dare I say it, should have the same impact as Joe Haldeman's Forever War! The story, which started in Terms of Enlistment, is gritty and real, neither glorifying nor belittling the realities of war, and follows the career of Andrew Grayson in a war against a seemingly unstoppable alien force.
I noticed, fleetingly, a reviewer who called the aliens 'unrealistic'. They 'Lankies' may or may not be realistic in terms of the laws of physics, but their seeming indestructibility and almost complete indifference to humanity makes us question our place in the Universe, which is , in my humble view, not a bad thing.
So, in brief, Kloos' series, although as action-packed as any of the books I mentioned above, has a more sober message and for readers who want a bit more than the standard fare, I heartily recommend this series.