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  1. Xan Xan says:

    No s que pensar Como historia independiente puedo aceptar los argumentos de Kratman sobre las posibilidades de frenar una invasi n Posleen en un terreno tan dif cil como el de Panam Como parte de la serie iniciado por Ringo me resulta desconcertante porque los Posleen son tan superiores que arrasan cualquier resistencia salvo la apoyada por la tecnolog a gal ctica El conjunto no me convence.Con respecto al ensayo en el que Kratman expone su visi n de la noci n de Justicia Internacional, de No s que pensar Como historia independiente puedo aceptar los argumentos de Kratman sobre las posibilidades de frenar una invasi n Posleen en un terreno tan dif cil como el de Panam Como parte de la serie iniciado por Ringo me resulta desconcertante porque los Posleen son tan superiores que arrasan cualquier resistencia salvo la apoyada por la tecnolog a gal ctica El conjunto no me convence.Con respecto al ensayo en el que Kratman expone su visi n de la noci n de Justicia Internacional, de la utilidad del Tribunal de la Haya, de las acciones de la Justicia espa ola para juzcar el asesinato del periodista Jos Couso sin citarlo Bueno Utilizando su lenguaje las opiniones son como el culo, todo el mundo tiene uno


  2. Neil Neil says:

    It was interesting reading this book after not having read it for several years Some of it was not quite as good as I remembered it being some if it seemed sillier than I remembered It builds up to the Posleen invasion, and then bounces around Panama over the course of the invasion Overall, I still enjoyed the book It definitely has some gritty moments and the language does alternate between coarse and gritty in parts over the course of the book It ends with a fascinating essay at the en It was interesting reading this book after not having read it for several years Some of it was not quite as good as I remembered it being some if it seemed sillier than I remembered It builds up to the Posleen invasion, and then bounces around Panama over the course of the invasion Overall, I still enjoyed the book It definitely has some gritty moments and the language does alternate between coarse and gritty in parts over the course of the book It ends with a fascinating essay at the end in which the authors share some of their personal feelings and concerns about events they feel are important I did like how the book fits into the overall Posleen War Universe as it were , as the first four books focused almost exclusively on the United States I thought it was well written and follows a logical progression as the narrative progresses.The humor is rather quirky in parts of the book view spoiler The authors anthropomorphize several animals from the Darien jungle I remember laughing the first couple of times I read the book, it was so weirdly funny reading about events from the perspective of a poisonous ant, a colony of poisonous ants, a caiman, and a super jaguar in regards to a group of Posleen moving through the Darien This time around, though, it was a bit jarring to the narrative to read these scenes in the book On the one hand, I get it that the authors were being a bit creative with the writing and trying to inject some humor into what could otherwise have been an exceedingly dark novel view spoiler nearly EVERYBODY dies hide spoiler Instead of describing in boring, banal terms a swarm of ants attacking and overcoming some Posleen normals, the authors chose to portray the assault on the Posleen normals from the perspective of the poisonous ants if the ants were somewhere between intelligent and semi intelligent and capable of having emotions It is funny, but it somehow works.The caiman was funny on multiple levels It is described as looking for a meal and swimming amongst the herd of Posleen wading and sitting in the warm water, taking a rest break One of the God Kings Guanamarioch, Guano for short apparently gets aroused by the soothing sensations of the warm water and has an erection The caiman naturally thinks Guano s genitalia is a meal and attacks In the process of trying to separate the caiman from Guano s genitals, a couple of the normals use their boma blades to kill the caiman in the process, Guano is castrated Poor Guano I felt bad for the poor thing hahahahIntellectually, I know the ants, caiman, and jaguar do not process thoughts like they did in the book, but it was still humorous to read It was just so quirky and outright unexpected it seemed to add something to the story.I did enjoy the relationship between Guanamarioch and Ziramoth It was funny it was quirky it was good natured Ziramoth showed Guano that there wasto just fighting for the Posleen and that the Posleen could live relatively peaceful lives Guano s character really seemed to grow under the tutelage of Ziramoth, in my opinion, and I thought it was sad that Ziramoth had to die before the end of the tale.I also thought the ending was funny, how Guano was so desperate to surrender to some official military personnel in order to prevent himself from being killed by the chief of a butchered Chocoes tribe That, and his reaction to the jungle, how he has come to hate it and sneaks into it at times in vain attempts to kill it by destroying some trees or hunting caiman hide spoiler The story takes place during the latter portion of Gust Front and shortly thereafter I thought it was an interesting take on an alien invasion of Panama and how it might transpire It did not quite end the way I expected or thought it would view spoiler I was heart broken the first time I read it I was so hoping Captain Connors and Lieutenant Diaz would survive I was shocked when Diaz died, the doubly so when Connors died I was also angry frustrated that both of them died I thought one of them could have survived This time around, it was not a shock, but I still found myself wishing they had survived.I also did not expect Morgan to appear like he did at the end It was funny how the authors ended it, too, as if they were trying to hide that Daisy and McNair were alive as well They do not show up until The Tuloriad and Into the Storm, though, sad to say I did like that the USS Des Moines was brought back to the surface after the war was over I cannot say why except that I thought it was somehow fitting that she be resurrected from the waves hide spoiler view spoiler I like how the USS Des Moines and the USS Salem had AIDs as well as their own personality gestalt that eventually bonded with the AIDS to form living beings I thought it was also an interesting take on the combining of alien and Terran technologies blended with the emotions, memories, and ghosts of each combat vessel I also thought it interesting that the American battleship USS Texas was described as having some kind of intelligence even though it was not hooked up to an AID like the two heavy cruisers were I wish the authors had not had the Texas destroyed so soon in the story I would have loved to have seen how the Posleen would have fared against the Texas Perhaps if the battleship had had a mix of anti lander gravity guns and normal sixteen inch guns it would have lasted longer or fared better It almost seemed a waste to have the battleship in the story and not have it do anything , not have it fire its weapons in anger against the Posleen That was probably one of the weakest aspects of the story, in my opinion, having such a potent weapon introduced and then it is never utilized.I still thought the authors did a good job with the two heavy cruisers, describing them and how they might survive most of the encounters with the Posleen forces I enjoyed reading about the perspectives of the military vessels in regard to their mission and their respective crews as well as their own perspectives on themselves as military vessels It was an interesting take on artificial intelligences and colloidal hybrids as it were hide spoiler view spoiler Another weakness in the book is that the secret machinations of the Darhel to sabotage the defense of the Earth is revealed to the heroes by an AID that was tortured and broken before revealing the depravity and duplicity of the Darhel This revelation is passed on up the chain of command, that the Darhel cannot be trusted and have ulterior motives Now, this story does take place toward the end of Gust Front, so it is not like the Americans or Fleet could have done much with the information at that point It will be interesting to see what happens in the last two books of Ringo s original series, as this revelation has been retroactively fitted into the overall narrative In addition, considering how the humans originally reacted to negative revelations about the Darhel and how they were short changing the humans, one would have thought that the revelation of the Darhel ian machinations and sabotage, their underhanded dealings, would have caused an evensevere reaction by the humans especially the Americans after what happened in Virginia with the hacking of the Tenth Corps and the subsequent loss of life, or how the IVIS had Galactic code inserted so that there were numerous blue on blue friendly fire incidents The events in Gust Front were bad enough to paint the Galactics in a horrible light, but the revelations of the Darhel in this novel and the fact that the American President knew about it kinda ruins the flow of the novels and makes what happened in the third and fourth books of Ringo s original series stupid and unnecessary as a result hide spoiler I did think Ringo had forgotten some things about the Posleen view spoiler They are described in Ringo s first four books as being essentially impervious to any kind of chemical or biological agent That being the case, it seemed weird for the Posleen to be suffering from mosquitoes and leeches while in Panama Guano s herd was drained because of the swarms of mosquitoes it seemed oxymoronic until I remembered something about the Posleen I had thought they were also inedible for humans until I remembered either O Neal Senior or one of the other major minor characters from the original tetralogy had tried eating some to see if a human could survive on them Still, though, it just seemed weird and wrong for the Posleen to die from ant poison or even wooden arrows when no biological or chemical agent could harm them or kill them hide spoiler But it could also be just me misinterpreting what was in this book and how it was presented.It does have some squeamishly uncomfortable moments in the book view spoiler Digna, a female war hero, is brutally beaten by a coward named Cortes the beating is described in some detail but not the rape that occurs afterwards, thankfully The punishment of Cortes his being crucified and left to die is described, in detail, and it is somewhat disturbing and very dark There might have been a few other moments, but those two stand out the most hide spoiler I enjoyed reading about the Mobile Infantry in the story, about how the ACS were used to help in the defense of Panama It was very different reading about the suits, the characters, and how they performed in this novel when compared to the original series In that series, Mike O Neal basically commanded every aspect of the ard suits in his unit and how they were used This book did not have the same level of micromanagement control or, necessarily, the same results, as the unit under O Neal This is not to say the ard combat suits were used improperly it was just different than how they were presented in the Posleen War books and the strategy used by the command officers to get the job done in the most efficient way possible with the least amount of casualties The ACS is not the primary focus of the book the primary focus are the two heavy cruisers and their gestalts I was okay with how the suits were described so sparingly in the book Perhaps that is why the paperback cover is so different when compared to the hardback cover the hardback cover features a couple of ard suits, implying the book will focus on the ACS in Panama whereas the paperback copy features some Posleen on the cover, three US Navy vessels, and the giant avatar of Daisy Mae The paperback reveals the true focus of the books whereas the hardback cover focuses on the secondary characters , the suits.It does have a fascinating discussion at the end by both authors where they express their opinions on some attempts by the UN and liberals to take away the rights of common citizens everywhere view spoiler One thing the authors do is they do a good kinda great job of instilling character depth into some of the Posleen God Kings and making them seem like real characters as much as invading alien omnivores can be real characters , some of whom had some good character development over the course of the novel I enjoyed the characters, and the authors actually made me feel some sympathy for some of the Posleen characters over the course of the novel I thought that was a pretty impressive feat they were able to accomplish.The novel also goesinto the philosophy by which the Posleen live, their personal, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs I felt this helped give the Posleendepth of character as a race and made them somethingthan just mindless eating and killing machines I am not saying that the Posleen gained anything in terms of overall intelligence, but the God Kings hadreactions in line with their belief systems and tenets as opposed to the dirty humans are destroying our sources of food like they were presented in the first two novels This introduction into the Posleen s spiritual and philosophical beliefs lays the foundation for The Tuloriad to be told I thought the comments and revelations were insightful, clever, and realistic, which helped define the race of invading omnivores even better I also liked that some of the God Kings had taken on human phrases and mannerisms and actions habits, to a limited extent in this novel That also added some layers of character for the Posleen.I know it is stupid silly, but every time I read about a boma blade being drawn and used by the Posleen, I picture a Klingon bat leth in my mind, for some reason hahahah I don t know why, but I do Crazy hide spoiler view spoiler On a bit of a side note the Darhel are still portrayed as evil incarnate who do not want to give up any of their power or control of the universe They desperately need humanity to survive against the Posleen invasion, yet the continually sabotage the Earth s efforts to defend itself against the alien invaders The Darhel continue to seek out the crooked, the morally bankrupt, the cheats, the scoundrels, the selfish, in order to sabotage the Terran defenses For beings that are supposedly as smart as they are, they are incredibly stupid They are saving the worst the Earth has to offer in hopes that these selfish individuals will be willing to give up their own lives, if needed, to continue to defend the Galactic civilization The Darhel have to be all kinds of stupid crazy if they honestly believe the humans they are saving will be willing to die to save the universe These humans have already betrayed their own species, their own race , to the Posleen invaders Why would the Darhel think the humans would act any way differently than they did to ensure the survival of their own skins from the invasion on Earth It got real old, real quick, constantly reading about how the Darhel want the least amount of humans to survive the invasion they only wanted just enough to continue to fight hold back the Posleen without considering the costs of what their decisions were bringing about They should have tried to save as many of the military personnel, at the very least, as possible, instead of abandoning the military Ah, well I didn t write the story.On a second note the authors continue Ringo s trait of using some of the last words phrases sentences from one scene as the opening line of the very next scene It happens throughout the entire book I cannot decide if I like it or not, or if it just becomes annoying because of how often it is used Perhaps if there were some kind of point to it all as opposed to the author trying to be clever in his storytelling It is creative and clever, make no mistake, but the author abuses it to the point of distraction I felt, this time around reading the book hide spoiler Overall, I enjoyed reading this book again I felt it has stood up well to the test of time since I first read it While it does have some uncomfortable elements and sections in the book, it is about a brutal war for survival It should make the reader somewhat uncomfortable, as a result I enjoyed the deeper revelations of the Posleen in terms of their beliefs and philosophy as a race Many of the shocks that I felt the first few times I read this were no longer shocking to for me, but I still enjoyed reading the book I am glad that I re read it


  3. Rob Rob says:

    combine predator, Battle Ship, Zulu Dawn, Starship Troopers, and maybe Green Barets and then you will have an idea of the action in this book, I liked this book the most of the whole series, and it is a decent stand alone but I would still read these books in order just so that you know better what is going on This was a Good Read.


  4. Jeff J. Jeff J. says:

    Standalone novel set in the Posleen War series Focuses on the defense of the strategically significant Panama Canal from alien invaders What I found most interesting was a subplot about the introduction of AI technology into naval vessels.


  5. Sam Sam says:

    Another great story in this series and a fun read if you can overcome the authors American tribalism and cheap slurs against any International or European institutions.


  6. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    Started out feeling a bit sorry for the aliens Then the story got weird, and not in a good way Rather confusing, so after a few attempts, I gave up.


  7. Kamas Kirian Kamas Kirian says:

    An extremely entertaining book about the Posleen invasion of Panama It was informative about the area and some military tactics, but was mostly a study of characters I cared not only about the humans in the story, but also the aliens It was quite fast paced as well I liked this even better than Watch on the Rhine I found the Afterword by Ringo and Kratman to be quite informative as well It could have been written last year or yesterday rather than a decade ago and been just as relevant i An extremely entertaining book about the Posleen invasion of Panama It was informative about the area and some military tactics, but was mostly a study of characters I cared not only about the humans in the story, but also the aliens It was quite fast paced as well I liked this even better than Watch on the Rhine I found the Afterword by Ringo and Kratman to be quite informative as well It could have been written last year or yesterday rather than a decade ago and been just as relevant in explaining today s events as reported in the media.The eBook was formatted well with only a couple of spelling grammar mistakes Thanks to the Baen Free Library and CD images


  8. Procrastinador Diletante Procrastinador Diletante says:

    Para come ar, reparem bem na capa deste livro Temos uns monstros meios reptlianos e um olho da mesma esp cie um cruzador de guerra em ac o uma mulher gigante desculpem spoilar, mas um holograma a disparar raios das m os e, para finalizar, o nome dos autores Acredito que 99% das pessoas n o deve conhecer nenhum deles, mas os outros 1% sabem que eles s o dois autores da chamada fic o cient fica militar E normalmente as capas desse g nero de FC s o sempre assimmostram logo al Para come ar, reparem bem na capa deste livro Temos uns monstros meios reptlianos e um olho da mesma esp cie um cruzador de guerra em ac o uma mulher gigante desculpem spoilar, mas um holograma a disparar raios das m os e, para finalizar, o nome dos autores Acredito que 99% das pessoas n o deve conhecer nenhum deles, mas os outros 1% sabem que eles s o dois autores da chamada fic o cient fica militar E normalmente as capas desse g nero de FC s o sempre assimmostram logo ali aquilo que o leitor pode esperar no seu interior Visto que este pode ser considerado o 6 livro da s rie Legacy of The Aldenata , n o me posso alongar muito sobre a hist ria mas mais tarde vou reler os outros para escrever uma cr tica mas vamos l ver A Terra v se subitamente envolvida numa guerra interestelar e merc de uma ra a alien gena que consome tudo que v pela frente Perante estes omn voros vindos do espa o, tecnologicamente mais avan ados mas com pouca intelig ncia, a Humanidade tem que se unir para os derrotar, sob a pena de ser toda devorada Neste livro, a hist ria gira em torno da defesa do Panam , onde se encontra o canal com o mesmo nome, importante ponte de liga o entre o Atl ntico e o Pac fico e vital para o esfor o de guerra O autor principal, John Ringo, um homem de direita e um daqueles defensores fervorosos dos EUA e das suas for as armadas Neste livro at tem um pequeno ensaio onde diz mal dos liberais europeus entre outras coisas, mas a verdade que tudo isso s interessaria se ele escrevesse mal A era poss vel atirar lhe tudo isso cara, pegar no livro e meter na prateleira dos livros manhosos, para n s esquecermos dele O que acontece que acho que ele escreve muito bem N o , nem nunca ser , um autor consagrado de FC, mas os livros deles s o daqueles que agarram os leitores dos colarinhos e n o os largam at todas as balas terem sido gastas Talvez por sido soldado durante v rios anos, as suas descri es da vida militar e dos combates s o extremamente realistas e fazem com que o leitor se sinta mesmo l nas trincheiras, a enfrentar vaga ap s vaga de extraterrestres sedentos de carne humana claro que tamb m h defeitos h personagens que s surgem para morrer uns cap tulos frente os vil es humanos sim, tamb m os h nesta hist ria s o sempre cobardes e, no caso de pertenceram s for as armadas, normalmente oficiais, e h muitas cenas de sexo, assim como alguns dos romances, que parecem metidas l para o meio s para encher buracos Mas j que falei de defeitos e para terminar de uma maneira mais animador, deixo uma ltima coisa que vos pode convencer a ler este livroe quase todos os outros dele que eles est o dispon veis de borla e legalmente no site do editor


  9. Jim Jim says:

    From Publishers Weekly In this breathless page turner, the latest in the Posleen military SF series from Ringo and Kratman _Watch on the Rhine_ , Latin America falls to the reptilian alien invaders without much struggle, except for Panama There, members of the U.S military enlist local forces and desperately resist The terrain aids the defenders, as do the local flora and fauna, but it s the fighting men and women s brains and guts that make the real difference Interestingly, the hid


  10. Heinz Reinhardt Heinz Reinhardt says:

    Book 2 of Ringo s, outlined, Legacy of the Aldenata trilogy which is a sub series within the Posleen War main series of books These three books all tell, significant, side stories of the human war against the Posleen invasion One thing many won t know is that Ringo didn t write these, Tom Kratman did John only outlined these and Tom did, well, pretty much his own thing with them This volume, Yellow Eyes , is Colonel Kratman s love letter to Panama Kratman was an infantry officer a Colon Book 2 of Ringo s, outlined, Legacy of the Aldenata trilogy which is a sub series within the Posleen War main series of books These three books all tell, significant, side stories of the human war against the Posleen invasion One thing many won t know is that Ringo didn t write these, Tom Kratman did John only outlined these and Tom did, well, pretty much his own thing with them This volume, Yellow Eyes , is Colonel Kratman s love letter to Panama Kratman was an infantry officer a Colonel, why we, his fans and legionaries, call him Colonel who spent a large part, if not the majority, of his US Army career in Panama He married a Panamanian beauty, and pretty sure much of his heart still belongs there In fact, practically all of his books involve Panama, or Latin culture, or Latin main characters in some form or fashion The action in this book is, as always with either of these men, fantastic The focus upon a trio of US Navy warships makes me wonder if, secretly, Tom didn t wish he had joined the Navy Read the Carrera series, you ll see what I mean The soul of the ship is also a major character and is not as weird as this at first sounds One thing this trilogy does, superbly, is tell the backstory and humanize the heretofore largely faceless devouring hordes of the Posleen Tom, despite all the flak and worse thrown at him by his SJW enemies, does a superb job of getting into the heads of the other side Perhaps being a trial lawyer yes, he was that too, though don t worry, he s not tainted helps in that regard As such, half the fun of this series is reading the interludes, all told from the Posleen viewpoint For a book, and series, with plenty of realistic military action, fiery social and political commentary, and an always direct, blunt and in your face afterword, read the Legacy of the Aldenata


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Yellow Eyes ➽ [Reading] ➿ Yellow Eyes By John Ringo ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military se The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left A handful of advanced Ard Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own Replete with detailed imagery of the landscape, characters and politics that have made the jungle infested peninsula a Shangri La for so many over the years, Yellow Eyes is a hard hitting look at facing a swarming alien horde with not much than wits and guts Fortunately, the Panamanians, and the many veterans that think of it as a second home, have plenty of both.