- Series: Black Tide Rising (Book 4)
- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Baen; Reprint edition (December 29, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476781028
- ISBN-13: 978-1476781020
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 487 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Would I read this again in the future? YES All ready have
Would I pre-order the next book without waiting for reviews ? yes
Would I read /look for other books by this same author ? YES
Readability- 5.0 ++ Great writing. Word usage is Great. Outstanding wordsmithing. Storyline immersive and enthralling.
Editing 4.9 stars. one or two very minor word errors. Good formatting.
Intended audience adult
Writing skill Level. Above average - Near Brandon Sanderson in description of the world, yet gritty and compelling.
Worth the price? Yes Plus get the audible..
Controversial issues -- None (well maybe Zombie Genocide)
Excellent and uplifting ending that ties the series together without leaving you hanging.
I loved this series and have re-read multiple times and finally done the Audible. Which I would recommend.
Some positive things about this series, is for the most part it is an uplifting redemption story, where the good guys overcome. Characters don't drop dead left and right, killed off for the drama.
John Ringo is a well established author with an outstanding reputation. His stories are immersive. The stories lines mesh well and don't leave you guessing why a character did something.
Some of his stories are James Bondesque, which is just a matter of taste. Avoid his Ghost series if that bothers you, still excellent writing. (a couple of the Ghost series lose their oomph, but still are good)
However, despite his alleged pantheon of military advisers and his own experience John still left a couple of military clinkers. A hatch is an opening in a deck and an opening in a vertical bulkhead is a door in naval parlance. So when he talks about knocking on a hatch I grimaced. And no one who so much as graduated from boot camp would ever refer to 1/1 as "First infantry Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment" as the 1st Marines are an infantry regiment even in the reconstituted Corps of his fictional world.
I actually would love to get a glimpse into the future of the Smiths .and their dystopian surroundings - perhaps the anthology of stories in this world he mentions will provide that.
Most recent customer reviews
Good, unpredictable plot. Good characters that you can feel. My son has read the series twice since he got them in 6 weeks ago.