Sequel to Under a Graveyard Sky. A family of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. A World Cloaked in Darkness With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away.
The Candle Flickers Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors.
One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea. About the Black Tide Rising Series: "Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization.
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To Sail A Darkling Sea (Black Tide Rising book 2) by John Ringo (book review). : SFcrowsnest
In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military. With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price.
You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies! Barbara Everette, a homemaker living in a small town in Mississippi, had the perfect life. Perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house, perfect Christian Faith. She cooked and cleaned perfectly and managed all of the chores of the modern suburbanite, toting the kids, running the PTA, teaching kung-fu in the local dojo But perfection has a price, and the day came when Barbara snapped So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant.
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After all, what else did he have to do with his life? In fact, he was a history teacher - chairman of the Castle Rock University history department - and if his life wasn't perfect, it was close. The psychotic episode that turned his entire world upside down struck with absolutely no warning, and it was more terrifying than anything he should have been able to imagine. He raised an army against those who took everything from him.
They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted.
In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons.
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Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her overprotective vampire mother! With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors.
Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation.
If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea. If you could sum up To Sail a Darkling Sea in three words, what would they be? This is extremely difficult for me as there is so much in this book that cannot fit in only three words.
If forced, however, I would go for alliteration: Fun, Fighting, Family or even without the commas. What other book might you compare To Sail a Darkling Sea to and why? Characters remind me of other memorable characters from many of John Ringo's other series, but the books are unlike anything I've read before. Which scene was your favorite? I think my favorite scene in this book was when Faith is explaining to her commanding officers why she went dress shopping in the middle of an operation. Most of her superiors are male, so they have to contact the very top brass, who is female for both a more experienced and female opinion.
Yves St Laurent dresses are, after all, masterpieces. Even men will appreciate the interaction between these two females in a male-dominated chain of command. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? This book had many more laughing moments than the first of this series.
The awards ceremony and the Pass in Review, however, both evoked tears.
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Any additional comments? My only issue, being former military and having worked in aviation, is the narrator doesn't know military lingo.
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Often referred to helicopters as "hellos" instead of "he-lows" is something that triggers my ocd. Otherwise, a great series so far. I'm already heading into the next Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? This book and this series is excellent, shut your mind off and just enjoy the ride fun.
The primary characters are a 13 year old Marine lieutenant and her 15 year old Navy ensign sister. It's ridiculous. However, it's a zombie apocalypse, so deal with it. Who was your favorite character and why? Faith Marie Smith. A 13 year old zombie annhilator par-excellance. She's just flat out fun to read. Character accents. I enjoyed Tristan Morris' ability to do some reasonable accents. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Yes, indeed. Minor quibbles. Also, there were some odd pauses during some sections. Not enough to detract from enjoying the story, but noticeable.
All an all, an excellent rendition. The series is less than a year old, and I've read them multiple times. Its nice to be able to listen to them as well. John Ringo can sure spin a story and develop characters. He is clearly an intelligent writer. However, there are none too subtle strains of racism, sexism and antisemitism in his work.
He is also rabidly political, all of which baffled me. LULz 5.
Would you recommend To Sail a Darkling Sea to your friends? Why or why not? Depends on the friend. Which character — as performed by Tristan Morris — was your favorite? Whichever one said "barbie guns" the least. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The authors endless fanboying of the 7.
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It moved me to never purchase a firearm in that caliber. For the love of god, 5. Are you kidding me? The rounds are dropping nearly feet from the point of aim. Holy crap. Obligatory: barbie gun, barbie gun, 5. The story, for end-of-world-in-horrible-plague, is fun, in implausible way. Teenage girls rock battle, sailing and tactics against zombie apocalypse. Down side - the narrator ruined the book. The earlier review lauding the narrator's performance had to be written by agent, BFF, or relative. The accents are just OFF. His emotion range is flat. There is little character to character "voice".