The Hot Gate (Troy Rising) Mass Market Paperback – 8 May 2012
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About the Author
Multiple "USA Today" and "New York Times" best-seller John Ringo is the creator of the landmark Posleen Wars military science fiction series which includes blockbuster "When the Devil Dances, "stand-alone near-future technothriller "The Last Centurion, "the Ghost military action-adventure novels, and two previous novels in the Troy Rising series.Ringo is also the co-author of several series including the popular Prince Roger SF saga with David Weber. A veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction."
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Originally described as one book in three parts, the three volumes of the "Troy Rising" series published to date are
1) "Live Free Or Die (Troy Rising)"
2) "Citadel (Troy Rising)," and
3) This book, "The Hot Gate."
The books are best read in that order. At the end of the third instalment there are lots of possibilities for further books in the series and I hope Ringo will pursue them.
Mankind's first contact with aliens was friendly and almost an anticlimax. A race of traders, the Glatun, arrive in our solar system and set up a "gate" which can be used by themselves, mankind, or any other star travelling race to travel between this system and other star systems.
Unfortunately, having provided our system with a gate on the off chance that we would have something worthwhile to trade, the Glatun did not at first find that we had anything enormously valuable. So at first there was no enormous benefit to our contact with extraterrestials.
And then the gate in our system went from being of little benefit to an enormous disadvantage when a second alien race, the Horvath, sent a warship through it, dropped rocks from space which obliterated three human cities as an initial warning that we should do what we're told, and demanded all the heavy metals humans had available as a "contribution" for their "protection," or they would drop more.Read more ›
I stopped reading 'The Legacy of Aldenata' series, because i got bored, i fear that i may think twice about purchasing the next in the 'Troy Rising series' for the same reason.
Reads like a Classic Heinlein, splashed with Trade Mark Ringo action. It does remind me of "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" in some respects, mostly in the respect that it was highly enjoyable.
However, the book makes little sense without having read the first two - there are unexplained assumption both at the main story level and at the personal interactions level.
Secondly, I remain to be convinced about the naïvely rosy-eyed view of American armed forces efficiency, integrity and initiative.
It just got tiresome after 200 odd pages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really hate being told how many damn word I have to write in a review so in future I will just use this phrase over and over again until this review policy is changedPublished on 5 Feb. 2014 by Terry Keene
Just not in the same league as the first two books but good enough to keep me interested.
The political and Cultural disputes between the North and South Americans that... Read more
I consider mr Ringo's books a guilty pleasure. I enjoy the characters and plots and enjoyed this trilogy and its conclusion. Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2013 by Adrian
A great sequel as expected. Romping through the space action. Finishes well but obviously more to come, can't wait for the next one.Published on 4 Jan. 2013 by patbell101
I really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series, still enjoy the idea of Maple syrup being the most valuable commodity in the galaxy. Read morePublished on 31 July 2012 by Jonnytheboy