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The Tuloriad
by John Ringo and Tom Kratman
Publisher: Baen Books

The Enemy of My Enemy . . .

Of the once innumerable battle clans of the Posleen only a handful survive. And that on the sufferance of a group of despised Indowy and Himmit. Plucked from the maelstrom on Earth they are cast out into the eternal blackness of the stars with only a slighltly insane Indowy and a computer virus to guide them.

What follows is a trail of tears and remembrance as the Posleen retrace the footsteps of their ancestors in a search for their homeworld. A search to determine if the Posleen posess the one thing no Human would give them credit for: A soul.

Returned to their beginnings, the question remains: Is there a new path for the Tular Posleen?

About the Authors:
John Ringo
is author of New York Times best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and Hell's Faire, as well as the connected novels Cally's War, Sister Time and Honor of the Clan (with Julie Cochrane), The Hero (with Michael Z Williamson), and Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes (with Tom Kratman), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his novels of high-tech future war.

Tom Kratman, in 1974 at age seventeen, became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to Massachusetts as an unofficial dissident while attending Boston College after his first hitch. Tom is currently an attorney practicing in southwest Virginia. Baen published his first novel, A State of Disobedience and his previous collaborations with John Ringo, Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes.

Published: 10/1/2009
SKU: 1439133042
Ebook Price: $6.99


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1. Paul on 4/1/2015, said:

Buy it, foo. Amazingly written. The theological content
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2. I.L. on 11/18/2012, said:

Has a satisfying ending, rather than a cliffhanger. Some but not much action. I thought it was a good read and worth six bucks for those interested in more info on the Aldenta's influence on the Posleen and the origins of the Posleen. Picks up on a thread started at the end of "Hell's Faire" where the Indowy Aelool makes an offer to the defeated Posleen commander Tulo'stenaloor. The offer leads to the escape of Tulo'stenaloor with a small band of Posleen from Earth, and sets up a 20 year odyssey in search of a home planet and the origins of the Posleen. Trailing the searchers is the USS Salem, remodeled into a spacecraft, and its feisty AI Sally.
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3. WC on 5/28/2012, said:

Again, as said previously by others, this story does not "fit" the tone and direction that had been setup by the previous releases.
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4. Josh on 12/15/2009, said:

Not at all like the other books in the series, and this was not a change for the better.
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5. Ray on 12/14/2009, said:

Catholic Posleen. No, really.

Don't bother. I'd give it 0 stars if I could.
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6. William on 11/14/2009, said:

Generally great as are most of Ringo's books. What he could have done w/o were the final pages where he attacks atheism and suggests the ridiculous idea that battles and wars require (or benefit from) religious motivation to win. This is no doubt true of (most) land battle and historically true of all battle. This is very likley no longer quite so valid. What he is missing (and this should be embarrassing for an SF author) is the fact that the majority of truly intelligent, educated, and economically well-off people are non-believers (check the stats. - they are VERY clear on this point). THESE are the folks that run the countries, THESE are the folks that power modern economies, THESE are the folks that invent the next generation of weaponry. All the faith and zeal in the world will not protect your planet from the smart folks that control the economy, the weaponry, and the orbitals.
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7. Michael on 10/23/2009, said:

Quite a weak (and short)... Some propagation of whole Posleen War series, but not too much. And while afterword wasn't offensive to some it indeed lacked some common sense... (Battle of Lepanto brought as an example of divine intervention... Come on... Look it up in Wikipedia...)
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8. Antti-Juhani on 10/21/2009, said:

For some reason, Ringo & Kratman collaborations are much more soft and tender than Ringo's solo works (can't compare to Kratman's solos, since I haven't read any). These stories are in general quite pleasant and fun to read, and this one is no exception.

Except... I'll be hesitant to recommend this to any of the women I know, as it does read rather like a male romantic fantasy. The bedroom door stays, metaphorically speaking, quite closed, but in other senses... ships who build themselves female bodies to love their captains, multiple wives (and no multiple husbands!), no pesky strongly independent female characters... To say that the book fails the Bechdel test is an understatement.

The book is more an exploration of philosophy and religion than a story
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9. Thomas on 10/6/2009, said:

The low point in the series for these two authors. Their effort to make a point twists the story out of shape. Still fun to read, as the individual sections are still well written, but not up to the quality of previous entries from either of them.
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10. James on 9/25/2009, said:

Very good for half a book. They get shorter and shorter....
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