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Second in the New Military Science Fiction Series by New York Times Best-Selling Author John Ringo. Once the Earth has been Freed, How Can the Former Conquerors be Kept from Returning to Reconquer the Planet--or Even Destroy It?

Of all the hosts of Eurotas the Troias were the most fell. For they were born of Winter.

Between the Solar Array Pumped Laser and Troy , the two trillion ton nickel-iron battlestation created by eccentric billionaire Tyler Vernon, Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and begin entering the galactic millieu.

But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally it becomes clear the war is just beginning. At the heart of nickel iron and starlight are the people, Marines, Navy and civilians, who make Troy a living, breathing, engine of war. Survivors of apocalypse, they know the cost of failure.

If this Troy falls, no one will be left to write the epic.

Citadel continues the saga begun in Live Free or Die , following the paths of several characters during the first years of The Spiral Arm Wars culminating in the First Battle of E Eridani.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2011.
ISBN: 9781439134009
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 17, 2018

A fun read as Ringo usually is. I totally enjoyed that ending where he talks about his mother. The interactions between the people are actually quite real and do remind me of the affairs and bar scene fights and goings on of real honest to God military bases. A bit shallow, but accurate. The bar fight did remind me of one at Breezy Point in Norfolk about November of 1965. Fun fight and fun afterwords with girls from the wave cage. Maybe Ringo was there. :-) Some of the detail will possibly bore some, but it actually was interesting. No not engineering, but then what the hell is...even engineering? :-) Just a fun, easy read and made me want to read the next one. Some silly far left person might object to some of Ringo's verbiage, but hey he makes no bones about his perspective; and it really is not all that unusual a perspective. If you did run into a hostile Alien or a bad couple of guys in an alley who would you rather have on your side? That far left criticizer, or a John Ringo? So much for the reality check... :-)

Jan 05, 2016

I love this series. Great concept, characters, action, and skulduggery!

LRS1969 Jan 22, 2013

For poor writing and just general problems with this author (see comments on other two books) simply could not get into this book. In fact couldn't even finish it (maybe 75%???).

I have - again - noted how I actually LIKE some of Ringo's works... when he is co-author with a very good author such as Drake or Weber!

JeremiahSutherland May 10, 2012

Not bad sci-fi.

There is some heavy focus on the minutiae of engineering/tech troubleshooting, which can be kinda tiresome.

There are some really good ideas regarding combat in space.

Characterization is pretty good when dealing with the Terrans.

The aliens tend to be cardboard cutout villains. This takes away a little bit from enjoying the book.

Jan 03, 2012

"And I see storms on the horizon,
I see the tempest at the gates,
I see storms on the horizon
and a Citadel alone.
Clinging brave, defying fate..."

Looks like Mr. Ringo enjoys that music as well...

Oct 17, 2011

Another great book from Ringo. Book 3 here I come.

Aug 07, 2011

very enjoyable novel. This, the second in the series introduces 2 new characters and though a bit disjointed at the start, they weave their stories into the struggle for earth to survive.

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