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School Me On Ringo

Postby skb12172 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:40 pm

Where do I start? Which series? Which one after that, etc.?
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Postby randy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:51 pm

The Legacy of the Aldenata Series (AKA the Posleen wars) would probably be best. His first books that got people reading. And fewer of the "Oh! John Ringo No!" moments. I didn't like the later books of the series (more covert ops/conspiracy/shadow ops than direct combat) as much as the earlier, but still good reads.

Basically : A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell's Faire are the primary books to start with.

The Black Tide Rising and Troy Rising series are good as well (with Troy Rising being set in the Schlock Mercenary universe, but well before the period of the comic)

I found the Paladin of Shadows series entertaining until the last couple seemed to have run out of ideas for "How can the Kildar and the Keldara kick ass in another part of the world?". Be warned, this series that got the "Oh! John Ringo No!" rolling.

He has collaborations and a couple of other short series out there, but these are the prime ones IMHO.

ETA: If you want to read a stand alone work that gives a feel for his writing, hard to go wrong with The Last Centurion
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Postby Weetabix » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:56 pm

randy wrote:Basically : A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell's Faire are the primary books to start with.

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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby skb12172 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:09 pm

Isn't the last centurion part of the Troy rising series?
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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby skb12172 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:03 pm

randy wrote:The Legacy of the Aldenata Series (AKA the Posleen wars) would probably be best. His first books that got people reading. And fewer of the "Oh! John Ringo No!" moments. I didn't like the later books of the series (more covert ops/conspiracy/shadow ops than direct combat) as much as the earlier, but still good reads.

Basically : A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell's Faire are the primary books to start with.

The Black Tide Rising and Troy Rising series are good as well (with Troy Rising being set in the Schlock Mercenary universe, but well before the period of the comic)

I found the Paladin of Shadows series entertaining until the last couple seemed to have run out of ideas for "How can the Kildar and the Keldara kick ass in another part of the world?". Be warned, this series that got the "Oh! John Ringo No!" rolling.

He has collaborations and a couple of other short series out there, but these are the prime ones IMHO.

ETA: If you want to read a stand alone work that gives a feel for his writing, hard to go wrong with The Last Centurion

I just about pissed myself reading that review and Ringo's response. I'm ashamed to admit I now want to read the entire series.
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Postby Steamforger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:40 pm

I particularly didn't like Kelldar or whatever it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the Posleen series and would also add Yellow Eyes to that list.

Watch on the Rhine was a good read despite intensely disliking some of the characters. I do think it answered a serious question in the world and situation he created. If you need every single veteran you can get your hands on to serve again, is any veteran off limits? The good bit is if you make it through the entire posleen series, the ending of Watch carries a certain satisfaction.

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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby skb12172 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:47 pm

Isn't "The Last Centurian" part of the Rising Troy series?
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Postby toad » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:54 pm

Mr. Ringo reported that "The Last Centurion" was a book that kind of got away from him and kind of wrote itself. He avoids writing in the first person yet he wrote this in the first person and in a blog format. I think the events occurring at the time he wrote this book just kind of percolated out of his subconscious. It has been one of his best selling books.
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Postby randy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:48 pm

skb12172 wrote:Isn't "The Last Centurian" part of the Rising Troy series?


As toad said, It's a standalone.
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Postby Langenator » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:39 pm

If you liked Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series, Ringo has done two in that universe, Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge and Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners.

The third in that line, Saints, is I believe due out sometime this year.
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:32 pm

The Last Centurion was really good.
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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby skb12172 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:46 pm

I just bought The Last Centurian. Book report to follow.
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Postby First Shirt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:13 am

skb12172 wrote:Isn't the last centurion part of the Troy rising series?


No, it's not part of any series. Not sure what caused him to write it, but I really enjoyed it.
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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby randy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:48 am

Steamforger wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed the Posleen series and would also add Yellow Eyes to that list.

Watch on the Rhine was a good read despite intensely disliking some of the characters.


I didn't include them as they weren't straight Ringo, but Ringo/Kratman collaborations (talk about a combination guaranteed to cause SJW heads to explode! :twisted: ).

Still good and enjoyable IMHO, but not what the OP was asking. And I think they are better to read after the basic 4 I listed.
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Postby HTRN » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:52 am

I keep wanting to do a bunch of short stories based on the idea that the earth the Posleen try to invade are settings from other sources of fiction - the MCU, Fifth Imperium, and Girl Genius settings would be hilarious. The Make a wish verse would be just cruel. :twisted:
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:12 pm

First Shirt wrote:
skb12172 wrote:Isn't the last centurion part of the Troy rising series?


No, it's not part of any series. Not sure what caused him to write it, but I really enjoyed it.


Wasn't it published around the first time the specter of a Hillary Milhous Rodham regime slouched toward Bethlehem, along with the apparent possibility that bird flu would turn into something Really Bad?
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Re: School Me On Ringo

Postby First Shirt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Yeah, and about the time people started realizing that global warming wasn't happening, too.
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