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Cally's War de John Ringo
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Cally's War (edició 2004)

de John Ringo

Sèrie: Legacy of the Aldenata (Book 6)

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"For as long as Cally O'Neal could remember, she had lived in danger. While her father was off fighting the invading Posleen she had been raised by her grandfather, practically on the front-lines of a war that had erased five billion humans from the face of the earth." "In the final stages of the war she had officially "died" and been recruited into the elite ranks of the Bane Sidhe, a group of underground warriors dedicated to breaking the stranglehold of the elf-like Darhel. A stranglehold the Darhel held on the Galactic Confederation before the war and now were extending to their human "allies."" "For forty years she has led a life of unremittent, unrecognized, unhallowed slaughter, wearing a constant stream of disguises, sending humans who support Darhel off to meet their Maker, with her body, mind and soul twisted and "improved" to serve the needs of her own "allies."""Now, on the most important mission of her career, at odds with her superiors, hunting a mole that could destroy her at any moment, and inexorably falling in love with the enemy, for the first time in her life she has to wonder if it's worth it. If being the dragon is the best way to fight the dragon. And if there will be a morning after for the little girl who liked to play with guns and swim with the dolphins. Cally had been fighting for the future of the human race, but now she is in a war for survival: the survival of her soul."--BOOK JACKET.… (més)
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Títol:Cally's War
Autors:John Ringo
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This book is much less than I expected from Ringo. The opening chapter describes the heroine allowing herself to be captured--and then tortured: gouging, cutting, blood, bones breaking, etc. And then, when they finally decide she's had enough and cut her loose before they kill her, she jumps up to kill the one man with a round-house kick to his head and then grabs his gun to kill the other. When her backup finally arrives there's no mention of her wounds...or of any healing measures. The story then evolves into a feminine wet-dream as Cally goes about killing bad guys and screwing other bad guys so she can get info on them to kill them also. Okay, this story is for the teen women who read Sci-Fi; and who aren't too interested in plot--setup, execution and resolution. The plot of finding the spy/traitor on Titan Station is so lame I can't figure it out in order to describe it. Maybe if I had read the earlier books in the series it would have been easier to follow. As it is, the story, and the characters, left me cold. My presumption is that Julie Cochrane was responsible for the feminine slant, but I can't excuse Ringo for contributing to a weak story. ( )
  majackson | Mar 15, 2019 |
baen ebook
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Let's be honest, this book has not reviewed well over the years. However, I had a long flight, and figured I'd give it a go. It wasn't actually all that bad, and was certainly massively better than some other share cropped books I have read. The writing is competent and the plotting reasonable. I think the biggest problem is that the start of the book would be quite shocking to some people (it certainly bothered me), and Cally's character is so out of line with where I wanted her to be 40 years after the last book. I can see how it would be possible for her to end up like she is in this book, but it was a disappointment to me. The pretty much constant shagging is distracting from the rest of the plot too.

Overall, I am left wanting to know more about the Darhel plot, and the book did help further that story line, if only a little. I don't regret reading the book, even though it isn't the strongest in the series.

http://www.stillhq.com/book/John_Ringo/Callys_War.html ( )
  mikal | Mar 21, 2011 |
I delayed checking this book out from my local library because of the lurid cover. (You say "lurid" like that's a bad thing.) I read a lot while I ride public transportation to and from work, and soon found out that I could start some of the coolest conversations when I found people staring at the cover.

This novel, however, and like the Cally character, sucks. Literally and figuratively, if you know what I mean.

A reviewer who described the sex scenes as "monochromatic" is being WAY too generous. Some guys can write believable women. Ringo can't. I recommend more decapitations, cannibalistic aliens, and over the top violent battle scenes (which Ringo does supply in the books that follow this one).

But I do love the cover! ( )
1 vota fugitive | Apr 7, 2010 |
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  mcolpitts | Aug 15, 2009 |
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
John Ringoautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Cochrane, JulieAutorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Caldwell, ClydeAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Faries, JennieDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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"For as long as Cally O'Neal could remember, she had lived in danger. While her father was off fighting the invading Posleen she had been raised by her grandfather, practically on the front-lines of a war that had erased five billion humans from the face of the earth." "In the final stages of the war she had officially "died" and been recruited into the elite ranks of the Bane Sidhe, a group of underground warriors dedicated to breaking the stranglehold of the elf-like Darhel. A stranglehold the Darhel held on the Galactic Confederation before the war and now were extending to their human "allies."" "For forty years she has led a life of unremittent, unrecognized, unhallowed slaughter, wearing a constant stream of disguises, sending humans who support Darhel off to meet their Maker, with her body, mind and soul twisted and "improved" to serve the needs of her own "allies."""Now, on the most important mission of her career, at odds with her superiors, hunting a mole that could destroy her at any moment, and inexorably falling in love with the enemy, for the first time in her life she has to wonder if it's worth it. If being the dragon is the best way to fight the dragon. And if there will be a morning after for the little girl who liked to play with guns and swim with the dolphins. Cally had been fighting for the future of the human race, but now she is in a war for survival: the survival of her soul."--BOOK JACKET.

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