by John Ringo & Travis S. Taylor
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Steve Sawicki
Baen Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416591658
Date: 27 January 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This is the third book in the series. If you remember, and if you don't boy won't the next few sentences come in handy, gates to other planets started opening all over the Earth. Some gates opened to peaceful places while others opened to desolate place. Still other gates proved more problematic as aliens, intent, evidently on conquest, began pouring through them. From official release/information:
Product Description: In the midst of recovering from their successful if casualty prone first mission, the crew of the Alliance Space Ship Vorpal Blade are suddenly scrambled back into action. All other priorities take second place as word arrives on earth of a gate colony which has fallen to an unidentified alien assault. As the only space ship currently available to the Human-Adar Alliance, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to find out what happened to the colony, rescue any survivors and learn the identity of the attackers.
With new complexities added to the universe started in the novel Into the Looking Glass and continued in Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe continues the tradition of non-stop action, valorous if quirky characters and rigorous science drawn from the frontiers of current theory. The odd-ball crew of the Vorpal Blade is an unlikely savior of earth, but none dare say they quail at engaging the Manxome Foe.