Book Two of the nationally best-selling Troy Rising saga and the follow-up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo. Humans push back against a galactic empire bent on Earth subjugation and ultimate destruction.
The second entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo.
When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer solar system, all seemed well. And, lo, peaceful traders made first contact–so whatever came next couldn’t be so bad, could it? Yeah, it could. Very bad. Now humans have battled back from a Trojan-horse-like conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, we’ve built a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive we must take the fight to our attackers and prevail. Unfortunatley, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star-ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win.
About Citadel: “Ringo is back with a rousing tale of derring-do in space…[He] is as good as ever, giving the reader an epic space opera complete with grand vistas and large-scale numbers and keeping it humming with…pungent writing, snappy characters, and gallows humor.”—Booklist
About previous series entry Live Free or Die: “[I]nfused with plenty of old-fashioned two-fisted can-do attitude. . .”—Publishers Weekly
About John Ringo:“If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo.”—Philadelphia Weekly Press
“. . .Ringo’s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading.”—Publishers Weekly
John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with more than one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle,Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire, and Eye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, and A Deeper Blue). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars, and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes, and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times bestseller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope, and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings firsthand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.