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The Tuloriad (Legacy of the Aldenata #12)

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Latest in the New York Times best-selling Posleen War series.
The Direct Sequel to Yellow Eyes.

The Enemy of My Enemy . . .

            Of the once innumerable battle clans of the Posleen only a handful survive. And that on the sufferance of a group of despised Indowy and Himmit. Plucked from the maelstrom on Earth they are cast out into the eternal blackness of the stars w
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Baen (first published 2009)
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Paul Weimer
Oct 10, 2009 Paul Weimer rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from the Amazon Vine program.

The Tuloriad is an ancillary novel in the Legacy of Aldenata (Posleen) universe of John Ringo. The Tuloriad was written in collaboration between Ringo and Tom Kratman.

I only knew the basics of the Posleen universe and the premise before taking up this novel. In the Posleen series, alien races make first contact with man, in an effort to manipulate them as warriors against the galaxy-wide threat of the centauroid Posleen, an
Kathy Davie
Feb 04, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, homey, military, action
Twelfth in the Posleen War (also known as the Legacy of the Aldenata), a military science fiction series. Tuloriad is a bridge book setting us up, I think, for bringing the Posleen in as allies...

It was very confusing at first as it kept jumping around in time and between groups of "people". The story finally settled between two groups: one which the Himmit and Indowy Aelool had helped to escape the Posleen disaster in Panama and the (mostly) human missionaries, led by the U.S.S. Salem (Sally) a
Dec 24, 2011 Nathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, reviewed-2011
Tom Kratman and John Ringo have a thorough understanding of what drives people and leaders and that have usually shown that in their books. They create characters that are enjoyable, complex, and interesting while still keeping the plot and actions moving forward. They make a great team that I've always enjoyed reading.

In this one, there's a real exploration of the "human condition" as it relates to religion and choosing to believe or not, making political choices with religious consequences and
David Broussard
Oct 11, 2010 David Broussard rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, ringo, military
For those that are die hard Aldenata fans, thus is a must read. Our favorite Posleen Tulustentaloor is back. When last we saw him the Indowy Aelool was making him an offer he could not refuse. Now we see what the Band Sidhe want from find the origin of the Posleen and to see if they an change from what the Aldenata did to them. In this installment we learn more about the Posleen, where they came from, and the Aldenata as well. While the story suffers a bit, it reinforces the complexity ...more
Jeff Means
Aug 30, 2015 Jeff Means rated it it was amazing
Instead of centaurs John Ringo has created a race of horses that have there heads of reptiles, more specifically crocodiles. Now these reptilian horses are doing their damnedest to wipe humanity out of existence along with help (behind the scenes at least...) from humanity's supposed alien allies, so the plot and writing style makes for a great read. So I'd say if you have the time and at points a strong stomach then this book is a real page turner it seemed for me at least to just drag me along ...more
Jan 28, 2014 Andreas rated it it was ok
After the Posleen War ends, a small band of Posleen is smuggled off Earth in secret to start their civilization anew. They start on a sort of quest to find a home. At the same time, elements of humanity led by the Catholic Church aim to bring religion to these Posleen, saving their souls and making allies of them.

If you liked the other Posleen books, you will probably enjoy read this one. It doesn’t have much value if you haven’t read them, especially Yellow Eyes. It is reasonably good fun but t
Nov 26, 2013 Greg rated it really liked it
sigh... I should have checked my GoodReads...

So there I was, rereading the entire series and I saw this as a Kindle eBook. Well since this is the last published book, I had to grab it and read it.

There I was, reading and by the third page, "I've read this before..." and yep, I sure did, two years ago, faithfully logged here too.

Well anyway, I think it's actually a better read, reading it as the 12th (13th?) book in the series.

Now I want to see how this side story gets integrated into the main pl
Camilo Emiliano  Rosas Echeverria
An enjoyable read if you manage to overcome the racist, misoginist, conservative undertones. The world-building is pleasant, the characters are sympathetic and Kratman knows his trade. Still, is below average in the Aldenata series, and is far worse than Watch on the Rhine: there you could just pretend the chapters with politicians just didn't exist, and you have a very good book. Here the usual Kratman message (liberals are wimps, only god-fearing male conservatives are fighters. And "god-feari ...more
Chris Picchi
Oct 13, 2011 Chris Picchi rated it really liked it
This is a indirect link in the Legend of Aldenata series. Of the others I've read in this series, I was 50/50 love/hate, so I did go into this with some trepidation. In this book, the "bad guys" from the series get a chance at redemption. There is a very interesting religious undertone to this book, but it's not preachy. All in all, an enjoyable read, but you HAVE to at least read the 1st three in the series, and the companion book "Yellow Eyes" to really enjoy this book. A good read for the mil ...more
I've got to say I love Ringo and Kratman mil-sci-fi. Don't read this book if you havn't read the others in the Aldenata Series that come before it, by both authors.

But if you've read them, then this one is a must read.

There's two timelines in the book that merge into one toward the middle, but those always throw me for a bit until I get into the groove of the story.

The characters are great as are the subplots and minor twists.

If your Posleen story fan and havn't read this one yet, make sure you
Aug 14, 2009 George rated it really liked it
A great book in Aldenata-verse!

The overall religious theme of this was brilliant as well. Without getting into the sticky issue of reality of a supreme being, this book looks at how important faith has been in warfare. I put this book at almost the same level as Watch on the Rhine, for the way it deals with morality in warfare.

Odd that a science fiction series can provide greater context for understanding historical facts... Good stuff!
Eric Ashley
Jan 17, 2013 Eric Ashley rated it liked it
Its interesting for those looking to find the back history of the Posleen War Saga. Its not the best, but its good enough. Even Ringo and Kratman playing a more sedate story is good. Plus the theological bits of being missionaries to an alien species that has recently just tried to eat every human on Earth is rather cool.
Oct 20, 2009 James rated it really liked it
If you have enjoyed the books in the story line,you should enjoy this one also.Helps to fill out the story line. Fill in holes of the the other books. A fun read, brings you up to date on some of the people in the other books, fills them out. Overall a realy good read.
Mar 28, 2012 Synobal rated it liked it
I like, this book mostly because it deals with the Posleen, and I really like the Posleen and their culture. The religious parts of this book are a bit grating to me and the ending is a bit baffling at me but what ever. I liked this book, it was just a bit silly for me at points.
May 21, 2009 Liviu rated it really liked it
Direct sequel to Yellow Eyes and chronicling the saga of the defeated Posleen war leader, this is the only Posleen novel that held my interest recently and it's relatively independent of the rest of the series
Aug 04, 2016 Ricus added it
I like Mr. Ringo's books but his far right/Religious sensibilities do give me pause. As straight up Sci Fi war/action I think it's great.
Gord McLeod
Jun 19, 2011 Gord McLeod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, an in-depth exploration of who the Posleen are as a people. Instantly one of my favorites of the series.
Nov 25, 2009 Ron rated it really liked it
Finished over the weekend. Not bad. Bit of a split view with alternating chapters from Posleen and human view. More backstory of Aldenta/Bane Sidhe/Posleen revealed.
Sep 07, 2010 Jimmy rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-sci-fi
It's a pretty entertaining read for the most part, but it does go on the religion path a bit much.

Very different. Good pacing but story seemed forced. Interesting attempt at resolving Posleen/Human relations. didn't dislike it. didn't really like it either. 2.5 stars.
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John Ringo is a prolific author who has written in a wide variety of genres. His early life included a great deal of travel. He visited 23 foreign countries, and attended fourteen different schools. After graduation Ringo enlisted in the US military for four years, after which he studied marine biology.

In 1999 he wrote and published his first novel "A Hymn Before Battle", which proved successful.
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Legacy of the Aldenata (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Gust Front (Posleen War, #2)
  • When the Devil Dances (Posleen War, #3)
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