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Planetenkrieg - Lebende Festung: Roman (original 2011; edition 2012)

by John Ringo, Heinz Zwack (Übersetzer)

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Title:Planetenkrieg - Lebende Festung: Roman
Authors:John Ringo
Other authors:Heinz Zwack (Übersetzer)
Info:Heyne Verlag (2012), Taschenbuch, 608 Seiten

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Citadel by John Ringo (2011)



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The second in the Troy Rising series. Earth is still under attack by the alien Rangora, but now Earth's enemies the Glatun are also under attack leaving Earth to stand alone. Luckily the aliens under estimate our creativity, tenacity and courage. What's not to like in a good old fashioned Earth vs. Aliens space opera? Most of the story is told from the point of view of a new character, but that keeps the story from getting stale. ( )
  Karlstar | Oct 2, 2016 |
Imagine if Steve Jobs and Donald Trump's DNA were combined the child of thhat experiment would be John Ringo's main character in this story. This is continuing story of a trillionaire capitalist saves the planet from a host evil aliens. The story pokes fun at NASA, the current international climate, and political situation. Lots of fun and lots of explosions. A fun novel for a slow day. ( )
  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
Originally posted at FanLit:

Citadel is the second in John Ringo??s TROY RISING series. The first book, Live Free or Die, had an interesting plot that was totally derailed by John Ringoƒ??s intrusive and ugly political views which seem closer to neo-Nazism than anything else. So why did I read Citadel? Only because the audiobook publisher sent me a free copy and, out of a sense of completion, I wanted to review it for FanLit. I was prepared to hate it.

Fortunately, Tyler Vernon the Nazi is only a secondary character in Citadel. The plot mostly follows two new recruits who are joining Earthƒ??s space defenses on Troy, the hollowed-out asteroid that Vernon built as a battle station. Dana is a pilot whoƒ??s got some mad flying skills. Butch is a welder. Interestingly, to me at least, Butch was trained in my hometown on Floridaƒ??s ƒ??Space Coast,ƒ? so Ringo won me over a little when we spent some time there and he accurately portrayed the area.

Most of the story tells of the mundane events of life aboard Troy for Dana and Butch. They spend time welding, flying, swimming, shopping, eating, and getting tattoos. They are likable characters, but they just arenƒ??t very interesting and they donƒ??t even have a good sense of humor to make the dull parts more lively. Things finally pick up when the aliens called the Rangoras decide to make war on the Earthƒ??s allies, the Glatun. Then we actually get to see Troy in action, and thatƒ??s kind of cool.

Fortunately, since there is less of Tyler Vernon in this book, there is less of his politics, but it does at times rear its ugly head ƒ?? jibes at the president and the French, for example, and long discussions of what Americaƒ??s role in the war should be. There are also several instances of John Ringoƒ??s annoying habit of describing the breast size of every female we meet (usually using the word ƒ??stackedƒ?). And then that stupid thing about the blondes in heat. It seems that now blonde women are constantly pregnant because they canƒ??t control themselves. What, theyƒ??ve never heard of a condom? There are a few things like this that just make no sense and seem like Ringoƒ??s personal wish fulfillment. I wonƒ??t even mention the sister porn. Yuck.

So, overall, Citadel was not as exciting as Live Free or Die, but it toned down the obnoxious politics. The trade-off makes this a less annoying book, but still not a good one. I canƒ??t recommend this series, but if you want to try it, I suggest the audiobooks narrated by Mark Boyett. He does a good job with what heƒ??s given. ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
This book follows on from Live Free or Die. I like the approach of this book, as it follows a couple of relatively normal people trying to get by, and how the main protagonist from the last book's actions affect them. Its an engaging read, while still progressing the overall arc of the series. I really enjoyed it.

http://www.stillhq.com/book/John_Ringo/Citadel.html ( )
  mikal | Mar 5, 2014 |
The second Troy Rising installment has a bit less Tyler Vernon, but introduces a couple of other characters to the mix - Engineering Apprentice Dana Parker is, of course, busty, petite, blond, and very, very talented. And then there's welder Butch Allen whose decision to opt out of the military lands him in seriously hot territory in the very cold, airless depths of space.

As predicted, the Rangora Empire is attacking, humanity's only ally has crumbled, and the fate of mankind rests once again on the shoulders of a few good men and women willing to make the ultimate sacrifice... of course, if they can kill someone else first or instead, that's alright, too.

One thing about Ringo - his agenda is never a secret. ( )
  SunnySD | Oct 2, 2012 |
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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, and Troy (a two trillion ton nickel-iron battlestation) is humanity's best hope of survival.… (more)

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