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Hell's Faire
by John Ringo
Publisher: Baen Books

ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH ...

With the defenses of the Southern Appalachians sundered, the only thing standing between the ravening Posleen hordes and the soft interior of the Cumberland Plateau are the veterans of the 555th Mobile Infantry.

Dropped into Rabun Pass, with a couple of million Posleen behind them and fourteen million to the front, the only question is which will run out first: power, bullets or bodies.

But they have a hole card: far to the north the shattered SheVa Nine, nicknamed "Bun-Bun," is undergoing a facelift. Rising from its smoking ashes is a new weapon of war, armed with the most advanced weaponry Terra has ever produced, capable of facing both the Posleen hordes and their redoubtable space-cruisers. Capable of dealing out Hell as only SheVa Nine can.

But when push comes to vaporization, if Mike O'Neal and the other members of the 555th are going to survive, it will come down to how much Posleen butt Bun-Bun can kick.

Prepare to eat antimatter, Posleen-boy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Ringo had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. This left him with a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanity and a permanent aversion to foreign food. He chose to study marine biology and really liked it. Unfortunately the pay was for beans. So he turned to quality control database management, where the pay was much better. His highest hopes were to someday upgrade to SQL Server, at which point, he thought, his life would be complete. But then Fate took a hand: John has become a professional science fiction writer, and is in the early stages of becoming fabulously wealthy, which his publisher has assured him is the common lot of science fiction writers who write for Baen Books. In addition to his own enthusiastically received military SF series—A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and now Hell's Faire—he is collaborating with New York Times best-selling author David Weber on a new SF adventure series: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, and March to the Stars, with more to come.

With his bachelor years spent in the airborne, cave diving, rock-climbing, rappelling, hunting, spear-fishing, and sailing, the author is now happy to let other people risk their necks. He prefers to write science fiction (both alone and in collaboration with David Weber) raise Arabian horses, dandle his kids and watch the grass grow. Someday he may even cut it. But not today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe he'll just let the horses eat it.

Published 5/1/2003
SKU: 0743436040
Ebook Price: $6.99 
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1. I.L. on 11/17/2012, said:

Good read, plenty of action. This is the second part of a two book storyline. You really need to read "When the Devil Dances" before starting "Hell's Fare". "Hell's Fare" has a clear ending, rather than a cliffhanger.
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2. Douglas on 9/13/2012, said:

Great read! Really enjoyed this one and looking forward to the rest of the series.
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3. Stan on 5/15/2011, said:

A great end to the Posleen War! Nobody makes war like John Ringo. This is definately on par with the "Wingman" series.
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4. Robert on 2/19/2011, said:

Great second half to When the Devil Dances and end to the triilogy. A little redundant with reexplaining of certain parts that were explained in the first half. Bun Bun was great and the references led me to search them out. It got me hooked into Sluggy Freelance
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5. Fridolin on 4/18/2010, said:

Not as good as the 3 books before, the second half of "When the devil dances" regardless of being the second half repeats ALOT of explanations the reader has just read bforehand in WtDD. While the action is still nice several plot-holes become noticeable and imho suddenly making the Posleen more intelligent doesnt fit in here at all. Reading the infos on Posleen procreation makes the Darhel plot to underequip the humans a half-brained idiots ploy. And that certainly doesnt fit in well with Darhel. What I liked alot less though is the mass warfare. Like "YEAH, there go another MILLION posleen. And WOW, here go another two MILlion Posleen, but hey, wait, ah, another million posleen dead. Woo-*yawn*-hoo. One cannot start to wonder how humans can now kill millions in one go with a few hundred dead and got wasted earlier likebutter in the sun. Reads a good deal like a half-hearted effort to just finish the trilogy. Which is a shame, the first two were exceptionally good military sci-fi reading with alot of hints on deeper storyline. All in all still an acceptable read for hardcore military sci-fi fans, but I cannot advertise on it for about anyone else. Therefore, although I dig the whole setting, only 3 Stars for this one.
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6. Matt on 10/2/2009, said:

Bun Bun rocks!
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7. Javier on 3/19/2009, said:

I liked it! Good Plot, extremely good action
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8. thomas on 1/8/2009, said:

I love this series, the only problem I have with it is that it got me hooked on Sluggy Freelance.
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9. Clyde on 9/11/2008, said:

LONG LIVE MIGHTY MITE!!
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10. Ramin on 6/15/2008, said:

I got halfway through and stopped reading in hope that the book would not taint my like for Sluggy Freelance.
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