Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the Solar SystemHumanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.After surviving a disastrous space-borne assault, Grayson is reassigned to a ship bound for a distant colonyand packed with malcontents and troublemakers. His most dangerous battle has just begun.In this sequel to the bestselling Terms of Enlistment, a weary soldier must fight to prevent the downfall of his speciesor bear witness to humanitys last, fleeting breaths....
|Title||:||Lines of Departure (Frontlines #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||329 pages|
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Lines of Departure (Frontlines #2) Reviews
This one gets a more accurate 2.5/2.75, and note, I've got spoilers and will try to code appropriately.
I'm mostly still of the same position. Grayson is less of a sociopath, but none of the characters has too much development. I was pleased to see some attention and background being given to Grayson's mother, but by and large there's a lack of character development all around.
The worldbuilding is pretty lacking still. I still don't understand why the world is the way it is. There's no explanat ...more
Markos Kloos levels up as a writer with a fantastic second book.
It is five years after the events of Terms of Enlistment. Grayson and Halley have just re-enlisted in the NAC armed forces, but things are grim everywhere. Humans are still fighting among themselves, both in terms of the NAC and SRA, and in terms of civilian riots on Earth. Meanwhile human activity in space is undergoing a full rout with the Lankies taking world after world with the NAC and SRA being annoyances at best.
There is very ...more
This is not my genre. Military sci-fi that's light on the sci-fi? No thanks. But somehow, this is compelling stuff. I can't even pinpoint why. I liked Andrew much more in this book than the first one, he's still growing up but at least he spent some time appreciating his mother. There are some casual racism moments (eight) on the part of the author. But really, this is very unobjectionable fare. I'm chasing the 4.8 potential of the fifth book due to FOMO.
The second book in the series lived up to my expectations. Great sci-fi, great military sci-fi esp. Kloos is a good writer, his characters are likable and his tech and military understanding is obvious. The book ends on much more of a cliffhanger than the previous one, which drives me crazy as i don't yet see the publishing date of the next installment. Arg! If you like Starship Troopers, or John Ringo their ilk, you're going to love this.
Before you pick this book up let tell you this, it ends in one H*** of a cliffhanger. I mean it ties up local events but...other events are far from tied up.
And I have no idea how long before we'll see another novel.
What Mr. Kloos? Did someone tell you writers get a life or something?
Anyway, another good read, maybe even an exceptional read. For those of you who like more "depth" in your action we are becoming a bit more introspective here. I think it had to go that way due to transpiring events ...more
Lines of Departure picks up approximately five years after the events of the first book in the series, Terms of Enlistment. And those five years were not good to humanity. About half of Earth's precious colonies have been wiped out by the relentless, unfathomable Lankies. Meanwhile, on Earth the domestic situation is growing increasingly dire. With every resource being thrown at the military, already meager rations are cut. The colony lottery is stopped. The pressure valves are gone and unrest b ...more
En voila un tome très sympa. Une ambiance plus sombre que le premier mais toujours dans le même esprit, j'ai vraiment bien aimé cette lecture.
Nous suivons la suite des aventures d'Andrew Grayson dans les forces militaires. Cinq années sont passées depuis la fin du premier tome est la situation a pas mal évolué. Mais évolué dans le mauvais sens car les humains sont incapable de tenir tête aux aliens et se contentent de leur mener la vie la plus dure qu'ils ...more
I think this is the first time where I thought a squeal was better than the first book in the series, or very close to being as good. They are both solid five stars from me.
I normally don't like series or military science fiction but this was just such an amazing fast paced story with relatable characters. I am a veteran but I think anyone could enjoy this book especially if you liked Terms of Enlistment.