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When the Devil Dances por John Ringo
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When the Devil Dances (edición 2003)

por John Ringo

Series: Legacy of the Aldenata (Book 3)

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After five years of battling the Posleen invaders, human civilization is down to this: A handful of valleys in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians, Fargo, North Dakota and the Cumberland Basin. Only in the Cumberland Basin and the Ohio Valley do humans retain culture, philosophy, and learning. Only in the Appalachians and the Rockies do the humans hold onto their shattered defenses. Only there do they create larger and larger engines of war to oppose the hated Posleen. Only there do they have hope. As they wait for the return of their forces. As they pray for survival. After five years of battling the Humans, the Posleen are tired and angry. Humans don't fight fair. They hide and burrow like the pestiferous abat. They strike from above with their hated artillery and from behind with their long range reconnaissance. After five years of hammering their crocodilian heads, even the Posleen are ready for a change. And the name for that change is Tulostenaloor. He was beaten in Aradan V. But he has learned. And this is his day. Now is the time: Two opponents of old squaring off in the battle that will define the course of the galaxy for the next millennia. Two commanders, one mission: Take and hold Rabun Gap at all costs. And when Major Michael O'Neal, commander of the 1st Battalion 555th Mobile Infantry, squares off against Tulostenaloor, Clan-Lord of the Sten, the only winner is Satan himself. Two commanders, one dance. It is time to dance with the devil.… (más)
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Título:When the Devil Dances
Autores:John Ringo
Info:Baen (2003), Paperback
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This is actually a review of both When the Devil Dances and Hell’s Faire which really is how the author meant it to be. He meant to write one book but got writers block by the 9/11 event so it was released as two books. Indeed, Hell’s Faire picks up seamlessly where When the Devil Dances leaves of so once should really read them as one. Thus I review them as one.

This book series have improved greatly from the first book in the series. This one is pretty much a pure combat story with only a minimum amount of political nonsense. It is not only about Mighty Mike and his Marines but also a lot about some heavy armor and the crew. And I mean heavy! The crew of the big bad…thing…calls everything else “crunchies”…and that includes Abrams tanks.

As usual John Ringo’s combat descriptions are very enjoyable to read and as a whole this combined book was well worth its money.

The one gripe I have is that it ends without much of a conclusion. Sure the good guys both survive and win but only the battle…not the war. The ending is very “to be continued…” like but from what I understand there is not really a logical follow up written. The next book in the story has nothing to do with the Posleen War. There are a couple of more books that have something to do with the war but they are more side-stories about individual persons. I want to read about the Posleen being kicked back to their home planet and the Darhel getting their schemes and plot blown up into their faces but no such book seems to have been made. ( )
1 vota perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Yet more of the same, only bloodier and larger-scale. Also, apparently Americans are the only people with either defensible terrain or any military competence whatsoever. (To be fair, a nod is given to Iran and its famously easy-to-defend uplands.) ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
The humans are still getting their arse kicked, and it seems like the Posleen might be learning something approximating reasonable tactics. If this book was just that, then it would be a disappointing addition to the series (A Hymn Before Battle and Gust Front come before this book). However, there is also some interesting science fiction happening here. It seems there is some sort of conspiracy to control the humans, and there is certainly some dodgy human experimentation going on. Overall, a good book apart from the cliff hanger at the end -- I would be annoyed if I couldn't just pick up the next book straight away.

http://www.stillhq.com/book/John_Ringo/When_The_Devil_Dances.html ( )
  mikal | Dec 25, 2010 |
Plenty of ups and downs, ins and outs. The pace continues as human and Posleen square off. Kind of leave one hanging at the end, though. ( )
  ElementalDragon | Sep 30, 2008 |
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Dedicated to:

Thomas Burnett, 38, father of three,

and all the other warriors of flight 93.

They died that others might live.
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Call me not false, beloved,

If, from your scarce-known breast

So little time removed,

In other arms I rest.

For this more ancient bride,

Whom coldly I embrace,

Was constant at my side

Before I saw thy face.

Live, then, whom Life shall cure,

Almost, of Memory,

And leave us to endure

Its immortality.

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The night sky over the ruins of Clayton, Georgia, was rent by fire as a brigade's worth of artillery filled the air with shrapnel.
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It wasn't dying so much that worried him, but it really ticked him off that his ex would get the check.
"I gotta find a better beneficiary," he muttered, taking a bead on the next Posleen in the line.
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After five years of battling the Posleen invaders, human civilization is down to this: A handful of valleys in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians, Fargo, North Dakota and the Cumberland Basin. Only in the Cumberland Basin and the Ohio Valley do humans retain culture, philosophy, and learning. Only in the Appalachians and the Rockies do the humans hold onto their shattered defenses. Only there do they create larger and larger engines of war to oppose the hated Posleen. Only there do they have hope. As they wait for the return of their forces. As they pray for survival. After five years of battling the Humans, the Posleen are tired and angry. Humans don't fight fair. They hide and burrow like the pestiferous abat. They strike from above with their hated artillery and from behind with their long range reconnaissance. After five years of hammering their crocodilian heads, even the Posleen are ready for a change. And the name for that change is Tulostenaloor. He was beaten in Aradan V. But he has learned. And this is his day. Now is the time: Two opponents of old squaring off in the battle that will define the course of the galaxy for the next millennia. Two commanders, one mission: Take and hold Rabun Gap at all costs. And when Major Michael O'Neal, commander of the 1st Battalion 555th Mobile Infantry, squares off against Tulostenaloor, Clan-Lord of the Sten, the only winner is Satan himself. Two commanders, one dance. It is time to dance with the devil.

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