Points of Impact
Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before…
Earth’s armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing d...more
It’s sad to say that streak has come to an end with Points of Impact. It became clear to me about halfway through book six that Kloos ...more
I appreciate this a lot. It gives us all hope. It gives a very solid reason wh ...more
The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inconsequential opening on Mars and an equally rushed return to the Formahault System as a denouement, the book features very little military action. Much of its length is filled with introducing the Ottawa, the newest and ...more
Audiobook fans, this is another series with really good audio narration!
In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing it from an unjust military, the Lankies have taken over. The humans have some shiny new toys to bring to the battle, including the biggest starship they have ever built, and some fun exoskeletons, but they still get t ...more
Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantastic job.
Marko Kloos first came to my attention when he was nominated for a Hugo and dropped out due to controversy surrounding that nomination. He earned a lot of respect from me for his decision and put thi ...more
There was way too much talk about PTSD, new equipment, previous deployments. Sixty to seventy percent of the book was superfluous.
And that's it. I give it one more volume and if not remarkably better than this one, I'll give ...more
What has kept my interest is the growth of the main character, Andrew Grayson. In this book, he's taking up a big leadership role and it feels like a natural prog ...more
Now, we are lucky that he was such a likable and competent character so all the observations are acceptable and not irritating. I appreciate that PTSD is one of the main themes here and become the subject of many discussions that I believ ...more
A bit of a letdown compared with previous installments, Points of Impact was a solid entry in the Frontlines series that hopefully laid the foundation for future novels.
The battle for Mars is over, and the humans won. Mostly. But the fight is far from over, and the effort to cleanse Mars of the Lankies is exhausting the military, and Andrew Grayson in particular. A mission aboard a brand new ship seems like an excellent change of pace. However, to the surprise of no one, things don’t g ...more
Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway through the book and this decision is quite disappointing. Other than that, this book is basically a stepping stone to the next set of books which will probably detail out the next phase of the Lanky invasion.
Some readers have complained that there is a lot of space travel and not enough war. Well, it's a big galaxy. Travel takes time. I appreciated that we see how order and discipline must be kept aboar ...more
The downside is the story a bit of a ramble at times, and while I definitely care about the main characters and their trials and tribulation, extended descript ...more
This is a very average military space opera.
The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story.
Far better military space operas about.
Unfortunately, while Points of Impact was entertaining and delves into the psychological strain long-term war is having on the main character, it doesn't measure up to the other entries in the series. About 200 of the book's 300 p ...more
Let me go back a year and kick that version of me in the head and shove these to the front of the TBR.
THEY ARE SO GOOD!
I've reviewed each book despite only winning #6. Feel free and go back and read those if you like.
I started off feeling like I m ...more
I really liked the first few books. And book six is fine. I enjoyed it for what it was: a military science fiction novel about the space navy and the space army and the space marines fighting aliens. There was lots of action, new ships, battles with the giant Kaiju-like "Lankies" who've been threatening Earth since the second book, and basically everything you expect in a MilSF novel.
But it's just treading wat ...more
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