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Live Free or Die - John Ringo
Live Free or Die
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First Contact Was FriendlyWhen aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.Who Controls the Orbitals, Controls the WorldWhen... show more
First Contact Was FriendlyWhen aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.Who Controls the Orbitals, Controls the WorldWhen the Horvath camw through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they've held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there's no way to win and earth's governments have accepted the status quo.Live Free or Die.To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win.Fortunately, there's Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of Horvath.Troy Rising is a book in three parts-Live Free of Die being first part-detailing the freeing of earth from alien conquerors, the first steps into space using off-world technologies and the creation of Troy, a thousand trillion ton battlestation designed to secure the solar system.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439133323 (1439133328)
Publisher: Baen
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
Series: Troy Rising (#1)
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wifilibrarian
wifilibrarian rated it
4.0 Live Free or Die
Reading the description this book looked interesting with elements I like in a sci-fi story, particularly how first contact will change human life. However I'd put off reading it as I'd heard that the author was very right wing and bashed you over the head with it in the book. Now that's an overstat...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
2.0
This started getting really hokey about 2/3s of the way in. I mean, it was moderately hokey before that point, but ye gods.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
To John Ringo,I'd never read one of your books. I had seen them at the library along with several other bestsellers as books I'd always intended to read but never had. In fact I often have had to resist the allure of their glossy, hard-cover jackets because I had plenty more books to read. Of course...
Mental Massage
Mental Massage rated it
4.0 Live Free Or Die (Troy Rising)
Except for some nutty political beliefs, this book is quite a fun ride.
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