Angles of Attack
The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system’s edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in dang...more
Kloos is piecing together the fractured forces of humanity and is giving us a very, very slight hope against all these overwhelming odds.
Oh, who am I kidding? People are still people and fractured is what we are. Is our distant colony going to starve, can our heroes breath through the blockade around earth to bring resources? Can Grayson ever meet up with his w ...more
Solidly sci-fi, the book picks up right on the heels of book 2. After several years of kicking humanity's ass, the Lankies have their over-sized boot placed fir ...more
This one has the Lankies invading our solar system, and with the fleet in disarray it's up to the survivors in the Fomalhaut system to develop a strategy for giving Earth a fighting chance. S ...more
We start with a combined SRA/NAC action against the Lankies, move onto a recon mission that takes Andrew Grayson back to Earth on the Indianopolis, the critical little stealth ship from the second book, and then onto to some huge shocks for people following the story.
This series continues to be excellent, full of action against the inscrutable Lankie alien threat, while looking really ha ...more
Earth is about all that's left. Only a few scattered colonies that are now on their own and Earth remain to humans. The Lankies have taken Mars and it's only a matter of time before Earth comes in for their attention.
And the elite who've been running the governments of Earth have seemingly ditched the rest of humanity.
The good plotting and relatable characters continue here with plenty of action for the "action aficionados among u ...more
Every time they turn up I think "aha, let's just fill a ship with water and use its magic engine that doesn't appear to require fuel to reach 1% of light speed, and ram them by remote control again".
Also, you can't really have an economy where there's nothing for 90% of the population to do AND where that 90% has nothing. Also you don't stop making ...more
Audiobook: Luke Daniels does another excellent job as always. I always enjoy him as a narrator and this one was no different. He definitely adds that extra something that makes aud ...more
In the last book, Grayson and his combined detachment of Fleet personnel and exiled Home Defense troops had been abandoned on a ice wor ...more
It’s not as good as “The Lost Fleet” series – and not even close to being as good as the combat scenes in the "Hammer’s Slammers” series.
The series went from ‘good’ to ‘not-so-good’ to ‘not-good’ … ...more
Truth is I was about willing to give this a two star review but after writing down my thoughts ...more
A couple of themes hit home due to current events. The political scene going on in the past decade or so(in the U.S.) wher ...more
All your main characters are there, the Lankie threat still exists but the story goes just drags with actually nothing happening in between. In the earlier books the technical details/weapons added to the narrative but in this they just fill up the narrative, the emotional connect that you felt with the cha ...more
There is enough back-story scattered in the book to remind everyone about what has gone before. In fact it is enough to help the book stand-alone. Like most series it would be more fun to read if you had read the first two books.
The main characters are easy ...more
I quite liked tome I of the serie, tome II was okay but I could barely finish this tome III. Only because I was out of connection and it was the only stuff available to read. No universe, ludicrously cliche characters, no plot.... Just description of fights which are also very reminiscent of the ones previously written by the author. And at the same time, the emptiness leaves you Wondering if it is the same guy who wrote the first opuses. I put 2 stars because of the previous tomes b ...more
This book was a real disappointment. It honestly seemed like it wasn't even the same author as the first two books. This episode seemed to keep repeating itself over and over and really blew it in every way.
Save yourself some time and money and leave yourself hanging with the second book.
The battle finally reaches Earth as Andrew continues to fight the Lankies. We still no next to nothing about the enemy and while this is perhaps what would accurately happen in a first contact situation it can be a tad frustrating. Overall though this is another existing volume that towards the end kept me up well past my proper bedtime.
Encore une entrée vraiment très sympa dans cette série. Je l'ai dévoré sans m'ennuyer une seule seconde même si je dirais quand même que ce tome est légèrement en dessous des deux précédents car c'est plus un tome de transition.
Difficile pour ce genre de série de ne pas spoiler ceux qui ne l'ont jamais lu (ou qui n'en sont pas au même point que moi) quand je parle des tomes précédent donc vous êtes prévenus.
Suite aux événements des tomes précédents les Lan ...more
É a outra grande linha narrativa da série, a forma como es ...more
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