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Claws that Catch

de John Ringo, Travis S. Taylor

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Sèrie: Looking Glass (4)

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In the fourth Looking Glass novel, the "Vorpal Blade" is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the black box that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice, but what the "Vorpal Blade" finds is much more than its crew had bargained for.… (més)
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I enjoyed reading this book and I did find it better than the two first books in the Looking Glass series but I have to say that I did indeed, after having read the third book in the series, have higher hopes for this one.

The book starts of well with the new Vorpal Blade II being made ready for a new mission. I’m so happy to get rid of this refurbished submarine crap. Naturally the ship ends up in one or two “situations” which require the marines to break out their “noise-makers” although these situations are much fewer and farther between than in the previous books.

Quite a lot of the book is spent in preparations and a fair amount of the book is spent on the tension between the new CO and the kind of new XO (our hero Weaver). Naturally the CO learns his mistakes in the end but the road there is sometimes a wee bit frustrating to read. I find it unlikely that a person so restricted in thought that he gets a fit at the mere thought of having a woman on board his ship would be deployed as CO to the first ever human starship. Especially in such a dire situation. That was just silly. The guy is just plain stupid at times.

The thing that drags the book down the most however is this silly “entertainment system” stuff that they find on the alien artefact in the second half of the book. I cannot be more specific without spoiling some of the plot but I did not enjoy that silly idea at all. I really wanted to scream when reading it.

Otherwise the book is well written as one would expect from John Ringo. The, sometimes, dry humour and action scenes are quite enjoyable and I liked the surprise addition to the human “fleet” at the end. Unfortunately it looks like this is a book series that John Ringo has abandoned and left hanging, pretty much in the middle of the main story arc, when there was much more to tell. The last book was published in 2008 so I guess it’s safe to say that no more are coming. ( )
  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
the next Adventures of the Vorpal Blade II. Two Guns is married, Dr Weaver is a sidelined character and Miriam [the genius linguist who hears the voice in the ship] has taken over from Mimi for weird/genius female role. The ship finds a big artifact, and in order to deny it to the Dreen, figure it out. Turns out to be a big, solar system sized entertainment system. They turn it into a weapon to fight the Dreen. And there are some bio-engineered purple crab thingies that turn out to be Dreen eaters. So the Dreen are fought off, again, and the Alliance of humans, cheerick and hexohaurs[or whatever] have a bit of breathing room.

I got this as a free download off of Baenbooks, and I have to say, I am glad I don't own this in pbook format. What a waste of paper that would be. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
The fourth in the Looking Glass series. The Vorpal Blade sets forth on a third trip to check a system where their mysterious power source originated. There they find a huge fleet of Dreen with no chance of beating them. Great story, again ups the ante. A new commanding officer is being broken in, along with sergeant-turned-lieutenant Two Gun Bergsstrom. Two Gun gets an interesting insight into leadership from the new CO and other bits of business are shared with the reader as the Vorpal Blade gets to its destination. Excellent story. Highly recommended. I don't care for series books too much, but I can't wait for the next in this series. ( )
  NickHowes | Sep 2, 2015 |
In the 4th book of the Looking Glass series, the storyline's undergarments are starting to show. The formula of the third book ([b:Manxome Foe|1624960|Manxome Foe (Looking Glass, #3)|John Ringo|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1186032977s/1624960.jpg|1618980]) is repeated: first 60-80% of the book is about "they flew there" and "they flew here" and the "marines made fun of the CO", then the final part is about a big space battle with exotic ships and weapons, alien allies and enemies and the hard-fought victory by the key characters, all of whom manage to survive and are in fact the heroes.The final battle is probably worth the effort (to both writers and readers), although this probably could have been a short story rather than the novel length treatment here. Hopefully, this marks the end of my military fiction binge as I am all gung-ho-ed out. Need to stop jumping to attention for Semper fi! ( )
1 vota ricaustria | Apr 5, 2013 |
This is the 4th book in the Looking Glass series, and again features many of the same characters in the new and improved Vorpal Blade flying around the galaxy fighting. This one is less about discovery and more about the combat, though its not quite as tense or desperate as in previous books. If you like John Ringo books you'll still like this one, but it is not my favorite. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 1, 2011 |
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In the fourth Looking Glass novel, the "Vorpal Blade" is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the black box that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice, but what the "Vorpal Blade" finds is much more than its crew had bargained for.

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