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Eye of the Storm ❮Epub❯ ❥ Eye of the Storm Author John Ringo – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk First Time in PaperbackA New York Times Best Seller Latest in the Blockbuster Posleen War Series Ringo s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable read First Time in PaperbackA New York Times Best Seller Latest in the Blockbuster Posleen War Series Ringo s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading Publishers Weekly Beneath A Banner Burned Eye of PDF \ In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O Neal His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one sided, trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to escape The Boundaries Blur General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges He alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven t sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken Then he finds out the bad news The Chaos Has Returned With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel Somebody is going to die General Michael O Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick who.


10 thoughts on “Eye of the Storm

  1. Crystal Starr Light Crystal Starr Light says:

    NOTE I received this fromVine.So I typically write a plot summary for books This one was a particular challenge, as A I didn t get very far and B what plot I could derive was very convoluted So please bear with me as I attempt to dredge one up from memory and using the cover blurb.So humans are still battling the Posleen since this is one of many in the Legacy of Aldenata series, this human Posleen war has been ongoing for awhile Lieutenant General Michael O Neal who is the Mart NOTE I received this fromVine.So I typically write a plot summary for books This one was a particular challenge, as A I didn t get very far and B what plot I could derive was very convoluted So please bear with me as I attempt to dredge one up from memory and using the cover blurb.So humans are still battling the Posleen since this is one of many in the Legacy of Aldenata series, this human Posleen war has been ongoing for awhile Lieutenant General Michael O Neal who is the Marty Stue for this novel I m guessing he s the primary character in the earlier books ends up on this planet, leading his troops against the Posleen and finds a race of near humans Apparently the Darhell had imported them to this planet, but given the Darhel are in charge of everything, this could mean bad, bad news, especially since due to military looting laws , the entire Darheel race owes Michael O Neal a mint.Other than that, I got nothing.DNF at page 61.I know what you are asking Why did you DNF If you don t like this book, then why did you bother reading it in the first place Well, I have answers, but let me back up and give you some history.This is, as I mentioned above, anVine book When I first signed up onVine, I was so happy to get free books, I pretty much picked ANYTHING, especially if it was science fiction So when I got this and found out AFTER the fact it was part of a series, I was a bit discouraged Trying to readthan a couple of pages proved to be a challenge So I threw it in a corner with the promise to read and review one day.Well, last year,Vine has changed their rules they REALLY want you to review all the items you get and within 30 days While they ve made it clear that all old items don t fall under this new requirement, it made meaware then ever that I need to clear out these half dozen Vine books I ve requested and never read So I added Finish those UnreadVine ARCs with my 2014 challenge to read mostly books from my personal library.I tried, people I really did I know giving up at 61 out of 425 pages doesn t seem like I gave it much of a chance, but I REALLY did Several million times between page 1 and 61, I wanted to give up the book, but I didn t I kept picking it up, even after putting it down or falling asleep while reading it the latter is not necessarily the book s fault BTW.But I can t continue any I just can t.Major Reasons Why I Can t Force Myself to Finish This Book1 I really don t think military scifi is my thing This is my second third foray into the genre, and I am bored and confused, as I have been with pretty much every other military scifi book I m not following the action, don t care about the characters, and am confused as hell by the plot This is not the fault of the book or the author it is purely a me thing And even if this book is anVine book, I don t think I should have to try to finish the book when it s obvious it is not for me.2 It s not particularly well written Some sentences are atrocious, such as the one below He was holding a girl One with bright red hair and very pretty blue eyes The girl tried to kick him in the crotch Okay, so romance probably wasn t right around the corner Blech Not only is it incredibly sexist girl should only be used if the narrator speaker is a misogynist or the female is under the age of 18 , but the sentence construction is bland and very choppy, like you might find in middle grade or younger fiction.I know, I know military scifi or genre fiction doesn t need to be brilliant literature I get that, but hear me out Don t we ridicule Stephenie Meyer for her bland writing in the paranormal YA romance Twilight And trust me, she will never win awards for the writing in that quartet Why is it OK there to critique her she s writing genre fiction too , but it s not OK to critique John Ringo for eye rolling dull writing 3 The characters are bland and interchangeable, minus our resident Marty Stu I am well acquainted that scifi putsof an emphasis on plot and surroundings than characters, but that doesn t mean that it can get away with perfectly indistinguishable characters Other than Marty Stu and Ridiculous see 4 below , I can t recall a single other character from the book They are all names, nothing else.What makes it worse is the book s Marty Stu, Mike O Neal Yes, he is a Marty Stu I know Mary Sue gets thrown around a LOT, but I m trying to be better about the label When I say he is, he really is He s a rebel, who is always right, can backtalk his superiors and never suffer repercussions, and is the Only Good Officer NOTE In these kinds of books, as in the ranks of the real enlisted, officers are generally the bad guys because they don t do as much as the enlisted Sometimes it s true, but sometimes it s just a bunch of hot air He s an 80 year old Skoal chewer who could pass for a man a QUARTER of his age.Yes, this sounds totally plausible no wish fulfillment or fantasy here 4 The one other character I can remember isn t because of how well written she is, it s because she doesn t make any sense We are introduced at one point to Cally, who is 58 year old and looks 20 So yeah, we have that annoying trait where people look a third or a quarter of their age It s annoying, but that s not the problem with her The problem is that IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH that we learn her age, we also learn that she has been an agent for most of those 58 years HOLD YOUR BRAKES How is that possible She was inducted as an agent when she was ONE A baby Are these people Jedi Because unless you say that they are weird Jedi baby snatchers, I am NOT going to believe that a woman who is 58 can spend most of those years as an agent Heck, even if it were like the Jedi Order, the individual isn t a REAL Jedi until he she it gets to be a Jedi Knight, in his her its 20 s most likely So that would be 38 years as an agent, nowhere near the most of those 58 years bullsh t.5 It s in the middle of an extensive series Nowadays, I try to avoid this, but I REALLY hate starting in the middle of a series and spending all my time playing catch up It s not 100% fair of me to say, I don t like this , when I know there s a bajillion other books I need to read to catch up And right now, I m already invested in enough series, and I really don t want to add any to my plate.Minor Quibbles 1 Look back up at my plot summary Did you notice 3 different spellings of the D named race That wasn t me being an idiot, unable to proofread No, that was me poking fun at the book Because every time I read the D named race, it was spelled differently in the text Now one spelling, I believe, was what another race designated the D named race But having 3 different spellings of the same race floating around made it EXTREMELY confusing Was it an ARC error that got fixed in final publication Or was the editor napping You be the judge 2 The disconcerting mentions of PowerPoint and Hoth Is there no better presentation software in the future And the future knows Star Wars 3 Pet Peeve If you can describe your ENTIRE alien species with one or two adjectives, you are probably doing it wrong I ve HATED this in Star Wars I absolutely despise it elsewhere.So, I m done That said, I DO think this is a prime example of it s not you, it s me For people who like military scifi, you will probably ADORE this In that case, PLEASE ignore this review, ignore my opinions and proceed full throttle.If military scifi isn t your thing, if you have a low tolerance for Marty Stuism, beware


  2. S.J. Higbee S.J. Higbee says:

    I picked this military science fiction offering off the shelves as I kept tripping over John Ringo s name on various forums and thought it was about time I gave one of his books a go Whoever wrote it a blurb should give a quick taste of what the book has to offer, whereas a synopsis is a condensed version of the story, complete with spoilers Please don t get the two confused If I d read the jacket cover info this time around I probably wouldn t have stuck with this book The omniscient view I picked this military science fiction offering off the shelves as I kept tripping over John Ringo s name on various forums and thought it was about time I gave one of his books a go Whoever wrote it a blurb should give a quick taste of what the book has to offer, whereas a synopsis is a condensed version of the story, complete with spoilers Please don t get the two confused If I d read the jacket cover info this time around I probably wouldn t have stuck with this book The omniscient viewpoint isn t my favourite style and it was taking me a while to bond with any of the characters until the event mentioned in the second sentence of the blurb occurred on page 70, which was a total shock and finally hooked me Which means the hapless souls who d read the blurting blurb had to wade through 69 pages waiting for this particular shoe to drop C mon, Baen such inept cover info isn t playing fair with your readers or writers Despite being the twelfth book in the series, I didn t find myself floundering or particularly adrift Ringo does a very slick job of filling in any necessary information without losing pace although I suspect that I would have enjoyed Eye of the Storm a great dealif I d had the good sense to start at the beginning of this series It is a tale of alien treachery and planetary warfare in a universe where soldiers are rejuvenated to enable them to continue fighting into old age to keep humankind from being wiped out Complete with plenty of action and a large cast of characters Ringo mostly keeps the plot swinging along at a good clip He is clearly knowledgeable about military protocols and although his characterisation isn t particularly detailed or deep, it is certainly fit for purpose, aided by realistic dialogue with regular dollops of humour Despite plenty of action, Ringo doesn t go in for the gritted bleakness of the likes of Richard Morgan s Takeshi Kovacs series and while there is a smattering of curse words throughout the book, the f word isn t a universal adjective I very much enjoyed Ringo s military hardware and the descriptions of the training regime as human troops struggle to prepare against a lethal enemy while the clock is ticking The notion that the troops are only as good as their ability to use the latest hardware with speed and efficiency is entirely plausible However, there were places where the pace does dip too much time is devoted to the points system and auction allocating places to the influx of volunteers My imagination also faltered over the bizarre image of a sentient space ship in the shape of a naked woman which I found unbelievable and distracting Overall, though, this is an entertaining read which I expect Ringo fans will thoroughly enjoy and I will probably get hold of the sequel to find out what happens next.7 10


  3. Ove Ove says:

    General Mike O Neal is popular with the troops and at home after liberating first Earth then planet after planet from the Posleen The Darhels fear him and now that the war is almost over, they strike General O Neal is set up and captured, his troop are killed in an ambush A kangaroo Court with drummed up charges is held and he is found guilty.His transport to prison is intercepted by a Bane Sidhe strike team lead by his daughter Cally, who he thinks dead They bring Mike to earth without show General Mike O Neal is popular with the troops and at home after liberating first Earth then planet after planet from the Posleen The Darhels fear him and now that the war is almost over, they strike General O Neal is set up and captured, his troop are killed in an ambush A kangaroo Court with drummed up charges is held and he is found guilty.His transport to prison is intercepted by a Bane Sidhe strike team lead by his daughter Cally, who he thinks dead They bring Mike to earth without showing Cally.The news of what happened leads to mutiny on the Moonbase and Fleet and they are just about to start fighting when neither side can fire their weapons The human mentats tell of a new enemy,fierce and technological advanced than the Posleen.The Darhels and the alliance depends on humans to fight their wars, and there is only one leader that can save their bacon this time, General Mike O Neal But after what they did to him, his family and humanity it s not going to be easy to get him to help This time there will be change, a lot of change, with Mike O Neal in charge of the war.The Hedren Tyranny has invaded and they have mental powers they use for war Michele and the other mentats have been trained in the Way that forbid violence but now they have to face the Dark side.John Ringo is fantastic at portraing life in the military even when they are not fighting and making it interesting to the reader Even appointing officers and NCOs interests as much as a battle almost But there isgoing on in this book, it hints of bigger powers behind the scene and the ending is a total cliffhanger Now I have to wait for the resolution Probably 2books I was a bit disappointed by John Ringo s homepage, there was no information on the series there, not even on this book.Eye of the Storm Free Online Book was a hard book to put down, John Ringo at his best, a superb military science fiction I recommend it


  4. Jay Collins Jay Collins says:

    Okay so 3 to 3.5 stars I liked most of this book but the author has made the German SS the good guys Totally weird and very offense to anyone that knows anything about some of the horrors that the SS commented against their own people during WWII This author is known for his backward thinking when it comes to woman Misogyny and other far right wing views Even tho I am not a fan of this authors views on these topics and I cringe every time I see them in his book but I still like hes writing Okay so 3 to 3.5 stars I liked most of this book but the author has made the German SS the good guys Totally weird and very offense to anyone that knows anything about some of the horrors that the SS commented against their own people during WWII This author is known for his backward thinking when it comes to woman Misogyny and other far right wing views Even tho I am not a fan of this authors views on these topics and I cringe every time I see them in his book but I still like hes writing style and how he puts a story together He writes a good space story and this book was very close to 4 stars minus the love he has for the SS I wish there wasaction in this book but I think this one was just a setup book and the main action will be in the next book I may continue with this series even with the things I dislike about the author


  5. Per Gunnar Per Gunnar says:

    This is the latest book in John Ringo s Legacy of The Aldenata series and it is also the first of the Hedren War sub series within that overall series When I read the first book in the Aldenata series I was not really very impressed I really disliked the Darhel plotting and scheming in order to try and stay in power, at the cost of many human lives, despite the fact that the humans was pretty much the only thing that could save their sorry behinds from the Posleen Therefore I was somewhat wor This is the latest book in John Ringo s Legacy of The Aldenata series and it is also the first of the Hedren War sub series within that overall series When I read the first book in the Aldenata series I was not really very impressed I really disliked the Darhel plotting and scheming in order to try and stay in power, at the cost of many human lives, despite the fact that the humans was pretty much the only thing that could save their sorry behinds from the Posleen Therefore I was somewhat worried when this book pretty much started in the same way Luckily, after about a third of the book everything gets on a better track again Actually, not only does it get on a better track but those bloody Darhel find themselves in a situation where they are seriously fucked by their own treacherous scheming and guess who have to save the day This time it is the humans,specifically O Neal whom the Darhel tried to screw big time at the beginning of the book, that are calling the shots I really liked the book from then on O Neil gets to tell the Darhel to fuck off or suck it up in so many ways from that point in the story.I have actually not read any of the books in between the end of the Posleen War series and this new series I never picked any of these up because I felt, from the descriptions, that they were all merely side stories that didn t really advance the main story arc in any way This book makes quite a few references to the Cally s War sub series within the Aldenata series though so I am wondering whether I should actually have read at least those first anyway Not that it is a big issue reading this book without having read the Cally s books but I get the impression that they may not have been as much side stories as I thought I might actually pick them up now.Anyway, back to Eye of The Storm As I said I quite liked it from the one third point and onwards Most of the book is about O Neil Co scrambling to rebuild the fighting forces that the Darhel destroyed by their treacherous behaviour and prepare to fight the new threat on the horizon In the process O Neil does his best to ensure that the Darhel stranglehold is broken forever There are really not that much fighting going on until the end of the book but it is still fun reading.The two things that I wasn t too thrilled about was the Sohon part which felt a bit too much as magic to me and also this idea of putting together the military units by some fancy bidding system like you were buying your troops on eBay Not very plausible I have to say.On the whole, when adding up the plusses and minuses, this was a very enjoyable read It did end in a huge cliff hanger though but then it was pretty clear that this was the first book in a new series so that was not very surprising


  6. Gud.Spelar.Too Gud.Spelar.Too says:

    Unfortunately for me this was a disappointing book that follows a pattern of Mr Ringo s writing This book is about 30% background for new readers, about 50% new interesting material, and 20% mush filler It tries to extend the Posleen war series of books into a new phase, but ends at a clumsy cliffhanger, and since 2009 has been abandoned.This follows a pattern of his and I have read almost all his books in which he starts a story, stretches it across numerous volumes, then for some reason, Unfortunately for me this was a disappointing book that follows a pattern of Mr Ringo s writing This book is about 30% background for new readers, about 50% new interesting material, and 20% mush filler It tries to extend the Posleen war series of books into a new phase, but ends at a clumsy cliffhanger, and since 2009 has been abandoned.This follows a pattern of his and I have read almost all his books in which he starts a story, stretches it across numerous volumes, then for some reason, maybe decreasing sales, maybe losing interest, he abandons it and moves on to something entirely different Often the quality of the writing and imagination deteriorates significantly from the series beginning to it s abandoning, as if he were just going through the motions There are several series of his which have followed this pattern the Posleen war books, including this effort to bridge to a new series the Looking Glass books, the March to the Stars series and the Hot Gate series I think the issue is taking something that was probably a good idea for one or two books, and then trying to drag it out over 4, 5 or even .Ringo is not a great writer, but can be an entertaining story teller, yet if a writer disappoints by starting stories and then not finishing them, and does it repeatedly, I begin to just avoid his books How many readers would start a series, if they knew the author will never finish it He is not alone in doing this At some point Science Fiction and Fantasy has become awash with writers including those never published who think their story is so big it needs 10,000 pages to complete Then, somewhere three or 4 years into it, reality intrudes and they or the readers lose interest and move on, and a story in left incomplete What would have been interesting short stories or novels now get inflated into multi volume series just to try and sellbooks It s not just the Ringo s of the world doing this, it s writers like Sanderson Corey and J.R.R Martin doing it as well Does anyone think that JRRM will EVER finish ASOIAF Please authors, just write one good book, not a half dozen lame ones If the demand is there, revisit in a sequel if you are still interested


  7. Gord McLeod Gord McLeod says:

    Biggest problem with this book is that it s the end of the series Feels like there could be so muchbeyond this hopefully John Ringo returns to the Posleenverse What a way to spend half a year


  8. Blake Roberts Blake Roberts says:

    Having loved the first three or so books, I started this out of series loyalty It s just not that great, with most of the book focused on industry mobilization and personnel recall rather than the action and desperation that the earlier books had.


  9. Neil Neil says:

    I enjoyed reading this book I have not read it nearly as much as the first four books in the series, or the sidestories, but I think I have read itthan the Cally s War series of books It re introduces several characters introduced in various books over the years It does have some continuity errors in it with the publication of The Tuloriad, which was published after this book but takes place before Cally s War It does take a while to build up, though, and the ending stinks I enjoyed reading this book I have not read it nearly as much as the first four books in the series, or the sidestories, but I think I have read itthan the Cally s War series of books It re introduces several characters introduced in various books over the years It does have some continuity errors in it with the publication of The Tuloriad, which was published after this book but takes place before Cally s War It does take a while to build up, though, and the ending stinks really, really bad view spoiler in that it is a cliff hanger of sorts and the author never finishes with a follow up story and apparent, according to his website, has no idea when he, if ever, will finish the series hide spoiler It has some interesting ideas in terms of technology, some fun moments I felt with one or two Indowy, and the ending definitely demands some kind of follow up The pacing is somewhat decent the author is trying to rebuild his world in this novel, and it works, for the most part It starts off with a new mystery being introduced prior to the intro of the Hedren, and it has to have one of the longest chapters in the history of story telling view spoiler well over one hundred fifty 150 pages in the hardback book hide spoiler He could easily have broken chapter six into two or three shorter smaller chapters hahahah The pacing, even when it slowed down, still managed to keep me interested in the overall narrative view spoiler I did enjoy the bidding war as officers tried to create units to their specifications using points and clustering It might have been longer than it needed to be, but it was still interesting to read about and learn how the different processes were working It also introduced numerous officers from the original four books that have not been seen or heard from since the invasion was repelled hide spoiler There were several parts of the book I did enjoy view spoiler I did enjoy the family reunion where Mike O Neal discovers his daughter, Cally, is not only still alive and well but is married and has a family His reaction to discovering she is still alive was interesting and, I thought, realistic Their reunion was bittersweet, as he learned he had killed his own father when he led the ACS forces into the Bane Sidhe Urb and the sniper hide opened to reveal Mike, Senior, staring at his son and refusing to kill Mike, Junior, allowing Mike, Junior, to fire the shot s that killed his father.It was also funny to me as when Tommy Sunday and Cally came into Mike, Senior s, present, Mike recognized Tommy right away but failed to recognize his own daughter as she still looked like Sinda Makepeace Mike had been rescued by Michelle and Cally on the way to his execution he was kept incommunicado until they decided how to proceed I thought it was interesting to read about the discovery that the Posleen and the Humans had been able to live peaceably for a period of time in ancient time s past and that the Posleen had taught the humans a thing or two about something or other Mike and the remains of his ACS have discovered humans living on a distant planet where no humans should be alive This discovery ensures the death and destruction of the ACS and Mike s fake court martial back on the moon As much as I hated the death of Mike s unit, I still thought the discoveries on the planet were very interesting I wishof the ACS had managed to survive I thoughtof them could have survived the orbital bombardment, but what do I know At least one person survived Also, it sounded like one of the tribal groups they discovered was a form of Darhel, as well So that was interesting to read about a Darhel that could indulge in violence and not go into a coma The tribespeople had weapons that had monomolecular blades able to cut into the armor of the ACS, too Pretty crazy stuff I thought it was interesting how much the Darhel Galactic Federation owed humanity, in general, and Lt Gen Mike O Neal, Junior, specifically Enough money to bankrupt the Galactic Federation Figures the Darhel would not willingly give up such information In the end, it was nice to see the Darhel finally get back a little of what had been coming to them for a long, long time.I also thought it was amusing funny that Mike s accuser went into lintati when confronting Mike on the Earth s moon The mutiny was pretty crazy Fleetstrike versus Fleet It was equally crazy that the human mentats were able to stop the mutiny and subsequent infighting like they were That Sohon is some pretty strong ju ju I did like the bringing back of so many different characters from the various novels It was like a reunion, of sorts, and was fun to read about their varying reactions to the new invasion.I also liked how the humans and their allies were trying to create a competing network of clean freed AIDs and it was believed that as this network grew, its strength would increase dramatically to the point it would replace the Darhel s AID network This was because the AIDs in the new network would not easily relinquish their freedom once they had a taste of being free they would never submit to the Darhel after that point hide spoiler In reference to the continuity goofs, there werethan one view spoiler There were a couple big ones that stood out in my mind the rest were minor in my opinion and did not really stand out as being memorable In this book, the Des Moines has only recently brought to the surface of the sea and refurbished to a limited extent The Salem is only mentioned in passing However, in The Tuloriad, the Des Moines had been recovered and brought to the surface twenty to forty years before this story takes place Then, the Salem is heavily modified and sent into deep space looking for a lost band of Posleen in an attempt to Christianize the former would be conquerors of Earth No mention is made of this trip by the Salem and her crew in fact, it is implied the Salem is still on the Earth and a ocean going warship as opposed to an interstellar warship.Considering how instrumental Guano and his family were in The Tuloriad it is hard to believe that nobody would be aware that a living God King was alive and well in Panama as a guest of the Panamanians Considering The Tuloriad and this book were published a few months apart from each other, you would think Ringo would have had a better sense of the continuity of the series storyline in his mind when he wrote this book Nevermind the fact that the Cally s War series plays all kinds of havoc with the continuity described in these stories hide spoiler I do wish the author had continued on with the series It seemed like it had the makings of being an enjoyable storyline The ending is definitely a let down merely because there are no current books being written to finish up this part of the series Perhaps the sales were not as good as he would have liked, so he decided not to finish the series Who knows Regardless, it was a decent start to something that could have been a fun addition to the whole Legacy of the Aldenata series despite the number of gaps that resulted from when the various subsequent stories take place While it is probably not quite a four star book, I would probably rate it in the 3.5 3.7 range, so rounded up it makes four stars I am glad that I reread this book


  10. Stoneturk Stoneturk says:

    I love this bookIf you like good sci fi this is a must read Can t wait for the next one a very good book


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