Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Angles of Attack by Marko Kloos
The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system’s edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war. For battle-weary staff sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the fight for survival is entering a catastrophic new phase.
Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid task force on a long shot: a stealth mission to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish supply lines with Earth. Plunging into combat against a merciless alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at every turn, Andrew and his fellow troopers could end up cornered on their home turf, with no way out and no hope for reinforcement. And this time, the struggle for humanity’s future can only end in either victory or annihilation.
Angles of Attack is book three of the Frontlines series and it continues in the manner as the first two books. It is fun Space Opera. The plot is the same. Earth is still in danger from the Lankies; aliens who are almost impossible to defeat.
There is enough back-story scattered in the book to remind everyone about what has gone before. In fact it is enough to help the book stand-alone. Like most series it would be more fun to read if you had read the first two books.
The main characters are easy to like and fit the military space opera world where Angles of Attack is set. There are several themes that repeat throughout the series. Those themes help with the development of the characters.
The book ends with some things accomplished. But several of the main characters face big decisions so I hope that means the series will continue.
47 North published Angles of Attack by Marko Kloos in 2015.
I received an ARC of Angles of Attack from Netgalley in return for an honest review.