John Ringo Books In Order

Posleen War Books In Publication Order

  1. A Hymn Before Battle (2000)
  2. Gust Front (2001)
  3. When the Devil Dances (2002)
  4. Hell’s Faire (2003)
  5. The Hero (With: Michael Z. Williamson) (2004)
  6. Cally’s War (With: Julie Cochrane) (2004)
  7. Watch on the Rhine (With: Tom Kratman) (2005)
  8. Sister Time (With: Julie Cochrane) (2007)
  9. Yellow Eyes (With: Tom Kratman) (2007)
  10. Honor of the Clan (With: Julie Cochrane) (2009)
  11. Eye of the Storm (2009)
  12. The Tuloriad (With: Tom Kratman) (2009)

Posleen War: Cally’s War Books In Publication Order

  1. Cally’s War (With: Julie Cochrane) (2004)
  2. Sister Time (With: Julie Cochrane) (2007)
  3. Honor of the Clan (With: Julie Cochrane) (2009)

Posleen War: Sidestories Books In Publication Order

  1. Watch on the Rhine (With: Tom Kratman) (2005)
  2. Yellow Eyes (With: Tom Kratman) (2007)

The Council Wars Books In Publication Order

  1. There Will Be Dragons (2003)
  2. Emerald Sea (2004)
  3. Against the Tide (2005)
  4. East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2006)

Paladin Of Shadows Books In Publication Order

  1. Ghost (2005)
  2. Kildar (2006)
  3. Choosers of the Slain (2006)
  4. Unto the Breach (2006)
  5. A Deeper Blue (2007)
  6. Tiger by the Tail (With: Ryan Sear) (2012)

Looking Glass Books In Publication Order

  1. Into the Looking Glass (2005)
  2. Vorpal Blade (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2007)
  3. Manxome Foe (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2008)
  4. Claws That Catch (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2008)

Special Circumstances Books In Publication Order

  1. Princess of Wands (2006)
  2. Queen of Wands (2012)

Troy Rising Books In Publication Order

  1. Live Free or Die (2010)
  2. Citadel (2011)
  3. The Hot Gate (2011)

Black Tide Rising Books In Publication Order

  1. Under a Graveyard Sky (2013)
  2. To Sail a Darkling Sea (2014)
  3. Islands of Rage & Hope (2014)
  4. Strands of Sorrow (2014)
  5. Black Tide Rising (With: John Scalzi,Jody Lynn Nye,Sarah A. Hoyt,Eric Flint,Michael Z. Williamson) (2016)
  6. The Valley of Shadows (2018)
  7. Voices of the Fall (2019)
  8. River of Night (2019)
  9. At the End of the World (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2020)
  10. At the End of the Journey (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2021)
  11. We Shall Rise (With: Gary Poole) (2021)

Monster Hunter Memoirs Books In Publication Order

  1. Grunge (With: Larry Correia) (2016)
  2. Sinners (With: Larry Correia) (2016)
  3. Saints (With: Larry Correia) (2018)

Empire Of Man Books In Publication Order

  1. March Upcountry (2001)
  2. March to the Sea (2001)
  3. March to the Stars (2002)
  4. We Few (2004)

Last Judgement’s Fire Books In Publication Order

  1. GunpowderEmbers (2020)

Von Neumann’s War Books In Publication Order

  1. Von Neumann’s War (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2006)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Road to Damascus (With: Linda Evans) (2004)
  2. The Last Centurion (2008)

Exiled Books In Publication Order

  1. Clan of the Claw (With: Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson) (2011)
  2. By Tooth and Claw (With: Mercedes Lackey,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Eric Flint) (2015)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Citizens (2010)
  2. Black Tide Rising (2016)

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John Ringo Books Overview

A Hymn Before Battle

With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans for a price.

Humanity now has three worlds to defend.

As Earth’s armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies.

‘John Ringo’s first novel has bad guys from the wrong side of Hell, ‘good guys’ you wouldn’t buy a used car from, heroism, cowardice, military stupidity and genius, millennia old plots, Leopard tank versus plasma cannon, and a kick butt suit of powered armor. It’s a marvelous book, and the galactic neighborhood will never be the same once the monkey boys and girls from Earth get done with it.’ David Weber, author of the New York Times bestselling Honor Harrington series.

Gust Front

The aliens had arrived with gifts, warnings, and an offer we couldn’t refuse…
Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be…
fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die as only humans can against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests or remain as we were virtually weaponless and third in line for brunch. We chose to fight. Thanks to alien technology and sheer guts, the Terrans on two worlds fought the Posleen to a standstill. Thank God there was a moment to catch our breath, a moment, however brief, of peace Now, for the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces, it was a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs. A blessed chance to forget the screams of the dying in purple swamps and massacres under searing alien suns. For earth it was an opportunity to flesh out their force of raw recruits with combat seasoned veterans. Political, military and scientific blundering had left the Terran forces in shambles and with the Posleen invasion only months away, these shell shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from devastation. If the veterans had time to lick their wounds. Because the Posleen don’t read schedules.

When the Devil Dances

After five years of battling invaders, human civilization prepares a strike to drive the aliens from the Earth. But the Clan Lord of the Sten has learned from the defeats humans have dealt him, and has his own plan. When he squares off against Major O’Neal, the only winner will be Satan himself.

Hell’s Faire

With the defenses of the Southern Appalachians sundered, the only thing standing between the ravening Posleen hordes and the soft interior of the Cumberland Plateau are the veterans of 555th Mobile Infantry. Dropped into Rabun Pass, with a couple of million Posleen behind them and fourteen million to the front, the only question is which will run out first: power, bullets or bodies. But they have a hole card: far to the north the shattered SheVa Nine is undergoing a facelift. Rising from its smoking ashes is a new weapon of war, armed with the most advanced weaponry Terra has ever produced, capable of facing both the Posleen hordes and their redoubtable space cruisers. Capable of dealing out hell as only SheVa Nine can. If Mike O’Neal and the other members of the 555th are going to survive, it will come down to how much Posleen butt Bun bun can kick. Prepare to eat antimatter, Posleen boy.

The Hero (With: Michael Z. Williamson)

It’s a matter of trust. For thousands of years the Darhel, a warrior species conditioned to be incapable of killing, manipulated and controlled the human race. Then the humans threw off their yoke. Now, for the first time, a Darhel has been assigned to the elite Deep Reconnaissance Team commandos. Trust, in a small unit, is vital. And there was no trust to be had on either side. But when the mission encountered an alien device worth more than a king’s ransom, it was the humans who betrayed the trust. Now the despised Darhel must race against the team’s sniper to prevent the artifact falling into the wrong hands. The Darhel has empathic powers, superhuman strength and the speed of a cheetah. The sniper has years of experience and enormous ability. The sniper can kill. The Darhel cannot. The fate of the galaxy and the human race for the next thousand years rests on the shoulders of a Darhel. The Hero has a thousand faces, but is one of them the face of an elf?

Cally’s War (With: Julie Cochrane)

Cally O’Neal was trained from childhood as a premier killer. Officially listed as dead, for the past forty years she has lived a life of aliases, random lovers and targeted assassinations. This has led her to become the top in her profession, undefeatable, invulnerable. And in the process, she has lost her soul. Now she, and the man she loves, must battle to reclaim it. But Cally will find that leaving her dark world of shadow identities, murder for hire, and deadly secrets will be more difficult than any of the many lethal operations she carried out in the past. Her employers think she knows too much to live, and the scores of enemies she has made still have her at the top of their hit lists. The real question is, will she win her soul only to lose her life?

Watch on the Rhine (With: Tom Kratman)

The invaders are coming the Posleen, a seemingly unstoppable horde who have conquered one star system after another, literally feeding on their conquests. Earth’s dubious allies, the Darhel, have given the humans a number of highly advanced technological devices, including a process for rejuvenating the aged, including trained and proven soldiers who otherwise would be too old to fight. Rejuvenation may give a critical edge, since to survive, the Earth must use every resource at hand. Every resource…
In the dark days after the initial Posleen attack, but before the primary invasion, the Chancellor of Germany faces a critical decision. Over the years, with military cutbacks, the store of experienced German military personnel had simply dwindled. After the destruction of Northern Virginia, he realized that it was necessary to tap the one group he had sworn never, ever, to recall: the few remaining survivors of the Waffen SS. Has he made a devil s bargain, or is this a chance for the reviled SS at last to fight the good fight? And, perhaps, gain redemption…
?Watch On the Rhine, a new chapter in the New York Times best selling Posleen War saga, is perhaps the most unbiased, and brutal, look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS in history. Meticulously researched, it explores all that was good, and evil, about the most infamous military force in history using the backdrop of the Posleen invasion as a canvas.

Sister Time (With: Julie Cochrane)

Cally O’Neal is officially dead. In her over forty years of being an active secret agent she hasn’t used her real name much less spoken to her sister. So when Michelle interrupts an important mission, by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it’s an unexpected reunion…
. BUT YOU CAN’T CHOOSE YOUR RELATIVES. Michelle O’Neal has lived the life of the perfect Indowy adept, rising slowly in the ranks, honing her skills, being a good little girl. But now she needs the help of her bad sis when the Darhel start to put the squeeze on the first Human mentat. In a family where her father, the war hero, thinks everyone is dead, her grandfather is a smuggler when he’s not distilling moonshine, her sister is a cold blooded killer for hire and her brother in law is a mobster, Michelle may look like the odd gal out. But when it’s death or dishonor, she’s gonna prove that deep down inside, she’s every bit an O’Neal.

Yellow Eyes (With: Tom Kratman)

The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own. Replete with detailed imagery of the landscape, characters and politics that have made the jungle infested peninsula a Shangri La for so many over the years, Yellow Eyes is a hard hitting look at facing a swarming alien horde with not much more than wits and guts. Fortunately for the human race, the Panamanians, and the many veterans that think of it as a second home, have plenty of both.

Honor of the Clan (With: Julie Cochrane)

Three words that resound in the heart of the warrior. But what is duty when country is gone? Where does honor lie when allies are revealed as enemies, when friends are not who they seem and when enemies are the ones we love?

The Indowy ‘Bane Sidhe’ conspiracy has grown strong, and the cunning and resourceful Darhel tacit rulers of the Galactic Federation have decided that the time has come to wipe that threat from the stars forever. What the Darhel don’t know is that humans have joined the rebellion led by thief and assassin extraordinaire, Cally O’Neal. Now Cally is set to destroy a web of alien deceit millennia in the making. Only one obstacle lies in her path: the renowned warrior who stood tall and saved Earth from utter destruction during its first invasion by alien hordes a legend who also happens to be Cally’s father!

Multiple New York Times best selling John Ringo’s ‘Legacy of Aldenata’ saga continues as beautiful assassin Cally O’Neal returns in a gripping interplanetary thriller.

Eye of the Storm

Beneath A Banner Burned…

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O’Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one sided, trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to ‘escape.’

The Boundaries Blur

General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. He alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven’t sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken.

Then he finds out the bad news…

The Chaos Has Returned

With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel.

Somebody is going to die. General Michael O’Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick.

The Tuloriad (With: Tom Kratman)

The Enemy of My Enemy…
Of the once innumerable battle clans of the Posleen only a handful survive. And that on the sufferance of a group of despised Indowy and Himmit. Plucked from the maelstrom on Earth they are cast out into the eternal blackness of the stars with only a slightly insane Indowy and a computer virus to guide them. What follows is a trail of tears and remembrance as the Posleen retrace the footsteps of their ancestors in a search for their homeworld. A search to determine if the Posleen posess the one thing no Human would give them credit for: A soul. Returned to their beginnings, the question remains: Is there a new path for the Tular Posleen?

There Will Be Dragons

In the future there is no want, no war, no disease nor ill timed death. The world is a paradise and then, in a moment, it ends. The council that controls the Net falls out and goes to war. Everywhere people who have never known a moment of want or pain are left wondering how to survive. But scattered across the face of the earth are communities which have returned to the natural life of soil and small farm. In the village of Raven’s Mill, Edmund Talbot, master smith and unassuming historian, finds that all the problems of the world are falling in his lap. Refugees are flooding in, bandits are roaming the woods, and his former lover and his only daughter struggle through the Fallen landscape. Enemies, new and old, gather like jackals around a wounded lion. But what the jackals do not know is that while old he may be, this lion is far from death. And hidden in the past is a mystery that has waited until this time to be revealed. You cross Edmund Talbot at your peril, for a smith is not all he once was…

Emerald Sea

The fast paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer folk those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny. Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords. Because New Destiny has plans of its own.

Against the Tide

In the distant future, the world was a paradise and then, in a moment, it was ended by the first war in centuries. People who had known godlike power, to whom hunger and pain were completely unknown, desperately scrabbled to survive. As the United Free States, the bastion of freedom and center of opposition to the tyrants of New Destiny, prepared for the long feared invasion by the Changed legions of Ropasa, Edmund Talbot realized that bureaucratic ineptitude and overconfidence was setting the USF naval forces of ships and dragons up for a disastrous defeat at sea. His fears came true, and the destruction of the fleet seemingly left the UFS open for a full scale invasion. But Talbot had new concepts and strategies ready to put into effect, along with new technical innovations from his brilliant engineer. He survived an assassination attempt and quickly assembled a formidable land force combining cavalry, longbowmen, Roman style legions, and dragons for airborne assault. The fascist forces of New Destiny thought that their war was all but concluded, and world domination within their grasp. Edmund Talbot was ready to show them just how wrong they were…

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for all of Earth. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be…
interesting. With all the usual combat expected in a John Ringo novel, East of the Sun and West of the Moon sheds new light on the bizarre relationship between Herzer and Megan, the politics of the new born world and fascinating details of space technology battles.


Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ‘Ghost‘, retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co eds who answer to the names ‘Bambi,’ ‘Thumper’ and ‘Cotton Tail.’ A fast paced, highly sexual, military action thriller that ranges from a poison facory in the Mideast to the Florida Keys to Siberia, the novel will keep you guessing what twisted fate will bring next for the man once known as…
Ghost. Keep an eye on him or…
poof, he’ll be gone.


Problems, problems, problems! All Mike Harmon ever wanted to be was a SEAL. But after problems in the teams, college student was a decent second best. However, trouble seemed to follow him where he went. Now, after having angered every terrorist on Earth and at least five governments, buying a farm in a third world country was looking pretty good. Of course, nothing was ever simple. With Chechen terrorists knocking on the door and tenant farmers with a truly Byzantine culture, the question was whether he could drag the keldara into the 21st century before the Chechen put them back in the 6th. Kildar answers the question: Where would an international security specialist and former SEAL choose to retire if he’s going to buy the farm, it should be one with beautiful women and the best beer in the world. Valhalla on Earth complete with Vikings.

Choosers of the Slain

Sequel to Ghost and Kildar. Former SEAL Michael Harmon Ghost, Kildar has a pretty good life. He’s settled down in the country of Georgia and built a solid commando quality militia out of his local retainers. The Keldara have an ancient history of being first class mountain warriors and all they needed was a few million in modern weapons and training to bring them up to speed. Now, with the Keldara keeping the area safe from Chechen raiders, and the various other terrorists that want Ghost’s head on their wall, he can settle back, relax in his harem and drink a few beers. However, a US senator has a problem. A ‘major financial contributor’s’ daughter has been kidnapped into the labyrinthian depths of the Balkans sex slave trade. The US government has been unable to find her and the Senator is _very_ interested in changing that condition. Five million dollars interested. As Ghost and his Keldara warriors blast a gaping hole through the middle of the trade, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to the mission than a ‘poor missing waif.’ There’s a rot underneath, and the stench is coming from the very floor of the Capitol. Being at war with Albanian gangs is one thing. Taking on Washington is a different ball game. But Ghost never believed in fighting fair.

Unto the Breach

Sequel to Ghost, Kildar and Choosers of the Slain.

Michael Harmon has been there and done that. Rescued co eds, killed major terrorists, stopped nuclear assaults. Now he’d just like to kick back and relax with his harem of lovelies. Unfortunately, the world keeps turning. Mike and the Keldara are back tracking down terrorists, rogue Russian bio scientists and the doomsday weapon to end all doomsday weapons. It’s going to take some very tough, hard and nasty people to stop the end of the world. Fortunately, there’s Mike Harmon. The Hero of Ghost, Kildar and Choosers of the Slain, along with his company of elite mountain fighters, is sent on a mission to stop an advanced smallpox plague from being turned over to terrorists. But that will only be the beginning as the Kildar and his Keldara rush to stop a host of WMD attacks, coordinated to take out the very heartland of terrorism’s enemies. It’s a battle for culture, and this time the terrorists aren’t aiming at just one building…

A Deeper Blue

Sequel to Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain and Unto the Breach.

Heart sick over the deaths of so many of his Keldara followers, and one in particular, former SEAL Mike Harmon, hero of Ghost, Kildar and Choosers of the Slain, decides to sit this one out. WMDs headed for the US no longer matter to the Kildar. But when his best friend and intel specialist both are seriously wounded in an ambush aimed at him, the Kildar gets his gameface back on.

Mike has always said that he’s not a nice guy, and he’s about to prove it to a boatload of terrorists and Colombian drug dealers. Set in the Bahamas and Florida Keys, A Deeper Blue is a fast moving thriller that never slows down from the first page. With the return of some old faces, the action packed novel proves, once again, the adage that sometimes it takes some very bad people to do good things.

Into the Looking Glass

Baen now launches an exciting new science fiction adventure series by the New York Times best selling author: When a 60 kiloton explosion destroyed the University of Central Florida, and much of the surrounding countryside, the authorities first thought that terrorists had somehow obtained a nuclear weapon. But there was no radiation detected, and, when physicist Dr. William Weaver and Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller were sent to investigate, they found that in the center of the destruction, where the University’s physics department used to be, was an interdimensional gateway to…
somewhere. An experiment in subatomic physics had produced a very unexpected effect. Furthermore, other gateways were appearing all over the world and one of them immediately began disgorging demonic visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth and replacing it with their own. Other, apparently less hostile, aliens emerged from other gateways, and informed Weaver and Miller that the demonic invaders the name for them that humans could most easily pronounce was the Dreen were a deadly blight across the galaxy, occupying planet after planet after wiping out all native life; and now it would be Earth s turn, unless Weaver and Miller could find a way to close the gateways. If they failed, the less belligerent aliens would face the regrettable necessity of annihilating the entire Earth to save their own worlds…

Vorpal Blade (With: Travis S. Taylor)

The sequel to Into the Looking Glass. William Weaver, PhD. and SEAL Chief Miller are back and Bill got himself a ship! The former SSBN Nebraska has been converted, using mostly garage mechanics and baling wire, into a warp ship ready to go ‘out there.’ But as everyone knows, the people who really are going to bear the brunt are the poor Security guys, Force Recon Marines who are kept in the dark and fed manure all day. That is until they land on an alien planet, get partially wiped out and then load back up again. Ranging in topics from the best gun to kill armored space monsters to particle physics to cosmology to health and beauty tips, Vorpal Blade is a return to the ‘good old days’ of SF when the science problems were intractable and the beasts were ugly. The monkeys are out in the space lanes and ready to rock. As soon as they get another roll of duct tape.

Manxome Foe (With: Travis S. Taylor)

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.

Claws That Catch (With: Travis S. Taylor)

It’s Not Over Til The Skinny Lady Sings…
Working off of a piece of intelligence from the alien Hexosehr, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the black box that drives humanity’s only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice but what the Blade finds is much more than they bargained for. Worse, the ship is infested by an alien species of scorpion like arachnoids that has the potential to wipe out a world. Worst of all, instead of being Astrogator, Captain William Weaver is now the XO and he is not getting along with the new commander. And the new commander does not get along with Weaver, the ship’s female savant linguist or most of the rest of the original crew. And what is that weird noise the ship makes every time it’s in hard maneuvers? Leave it to the oddball geniuses of the Blade to sort it all out. And the Dreen are not going to like the answers.

Princess of Wands

Special: distinguished by some unusual quality…
Circumstances: a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event…
Barbara Everette, 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…
Perfectly. But perfection has a price and the day came when Barbara snapped. She simply had to have ‘one weekend off.’ God had to grant her that much. It said no where that she was a slave. Waving goodbye to her hapless, entirely undomestic husband, she set out on the quest for a weekend of peace and maybe some authentic Cajun food. Detective Sergeant Kelly Lockhart, New Orleans Homicide, had a perfect record on his latest case: not a single suspect. And there should be at least five or six, given the DNA traces on the many bodies. Furthermore, his sole really outstanding clue, a mysterious fish scale, had disappeared into the recesses of the FBI Crime Lab. But the old fortune teller was sending him into the bayou, down in the land of authentic Cajun food, on the track of a mysterious pimp with the admonition to ‘watch for the Princess.’ Or die. Barbara and Kelly were heading to a rendezvous that might be fate and might reveal the hand of God. There was more cooking in the swamps than jambalaya. Unknown to either, the mystery of the Bayou Ripper had Special Circumstances.

Queen of Wands

Soccer mom and demon fighter Barabara Everette is back in this intricately interwoven monster noir thriller, the sequel to bestselling Princess of Wands by eight times New York Times best seller, John Ringo. Barbara Everette has a problem. It seems Janea, Barbara’s assistant and The Foundation for Love and Universal Faith’s best operative, has been thrown into a coma by some very nasty magic she s stirred up. Barbara must track down the perpetrators and break the spell or Janea’s soul will be forever lost on the astral plane. Oh, and if she can’t break the spell, zombies will destroy all mankind. Meanwhile, Janea, a high dollar call girl, stripper and High Priestess of Freya when she isn t fighting demons, must contend with a spiritual journey of her own. It s a journey into Janea s acceptance of herself in all her dimensions and what dimensions they are!. Where to locate one s true inner essence? At a science fiction convention, of course. But when rescuers pursue Janea into her vision of a geeky alternate reality, we find this is one science fiction convention where the Guest of Honor could turn out to be Death Himself. Finally, the Christian soccer mom and the Norse priestess stripper face their greatest challenge ever when an ancient Old One rears Her ugly face, and the Mother of Darkness walks among us. Since this is one Mother who is quite immune to any conventional power, including nuclear weapons, it seems humanity s only hope is God. The question being: Is God willing to save humanity? Fortunately for the rest of us, Barbara and Janea are determined to fight to the last ounce of faith to find out. About Princess of Wands: Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will appreciate Barbara Everett, a Mississippi soccer mom who discovers that there are things undreamed of in the PTA handbook. Publishers WeeklyAbout John Ringo: O ne of the best practitioners…
of military SF. Publishers Weekly’ F ast paced military SF peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse’ Library Journal Ringo s work attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas Publishers Weekly ‘If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo. Philadelphia Weekly Press

Live Free or Die

FIRST CONTACT WAS FRIENDLY When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar System, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. The first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief. WHO CONTROLS THE ORBITALS, CONTROLS THE WORLD When the Horvath came through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they’ve held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there’s no way to win and Earth’s governments have accepted the status quo. Live Free or Die To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and with enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win. Fortunately, there’s Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than merely getting us from under the fist of the Horvath. Troy Rising is a book in three parts – Live Free or Die being the first part – detailing the freeing of Earth from alien conquerors, the first steps into space using off-world technologies and the creation of Troy, a thousand trillion ton battlestation designed to secure the Solar System.


The second entry in the best selling Troy Rising saga and follow up to Live Free or Die from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller John Ringo. When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer solar system, all seemed well. And, lo, peaceful traders made first contact so whatever came next couldn t be so bad, could it? Yeah, it could. Very bad. Now humans have battled back from a Trojan horse like conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash building course, we ve built a near impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive we must take the fight to our attackers and prevail. Unfortunatley, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win. About Citadel: Ringo is back with a rousing tale of derring do in space He is as good as ever, giving the reader an epic space opera complete with grand vistas and large scale numbers and keeping it humming with pungent writing, snappy characters, and gallows humor. BooklistAbout previous series entry Live Free or Die: I nfused with plenty of old fashioned two fisted can do attitude…
Publishers Weekly About John Ringo: If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo. Philadelphia Weekly Press…
Ringo’s lively action scenes and thorough knowledge of military subculture dynamics make enjoyable reading. Publishers Weekly

The Hot Gate

The third entry in the best selling Troy Rising saga and follow up to blockbuster Citadel from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller and military SF master, John Ringo. When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer Solar System, all seemed well, but a devastating invasion ensued. Now humans have battled back from the conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash building course, humanity has created a near impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive humans must take the fight to the heart of their empire and prevail a feat no previous species has ever accomplished. Instead, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win. About the Troy Rising series: I nfused with plenty of old fashioned two fisted can do attitude…
Publishers Weekly I rresistible action sf…
filled with Ringo’s amazingly fertile imagination. Booklist About John Ringo: O ne of the best practitioners…
of military SF. Publishers Weekly’ F ast paced military SF peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse’ Library Journal Ringo s work attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas Publishers Weekly ‘If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo. Philadelphia Weekly Press

March Upcountry

The Royal Brat is in Trouble Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock didn’t understand. He was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man…
so why wouldn’t anyone at Court trust him? Why wouldn’t even his own mother, the Empress, explain why they didn’t trust him? Or why the very mention of his father’s name was forbidden at Court? Or why his mother had decided to pack him off to a backwater planet aboard what was little more than a tramp freighter to represent her at a local political event better suited to a third assistant undersecretarv of state? It probably wasn’t too surprising that someone in his position should react by becoming spoiled, selfcentered and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life? But that was before a saboteur tried to blow up his transport. Then warships of the Empire of Man’s worst rivals shot the crippled vessel out of space. Then Roger found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, whose jungles were full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, torrential rain, and barbarian hordes with really bad dispositions. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the entire planet, then capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, somehow commandeer a starship, and then go home to Mother for explanations. Fortunately, Roger has an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of The Empress’ Own Regiment. If anyone can get him off Marduk alive, it’s the Bronze Barbarians. Assuming that Prince Roger manages to grow up before he gets all of them killed.

March to the Sea

A Bad Neighborhood’Always Faithful.’ That was the IMC motto, and the Marines of Bravo Company, Bronze Battalion, of the Empress’ Own Regiment, lived by it…
even if they did occasionally wonder why they bothered. After all, Prince Roger MacClintock, Tertiary Heir to the Throne of Man, was a real piece of work. A spoiled rotten, arrogant, whiny, terminally handsome, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before the Royal Brat and his body guards were marooned on Marduk by an assassination attempt. Before they found themselves facing 120& 176; heat in jungles where it rained five or six hours a day…
during the dry season. Before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through damnbeasts, Capetoads, killerpillars, and atul grak. Before they encountered treacherous local potentates, barbarian migrations, and an ocean full of sea serpents that could swallow a topsail schooner whole. Under the right circumstances, even the most spoiled brat can grow up fast, and it turns out that under his petulant, spoiled exterior, Prince Roger is a true MacClintock, a scion of the warrior dynasty which created the Empire of Man a thousand years before. The Marines assigned to guard him have discovered a new belief in him and in their motto and they’re determined that they will get him off of Marduk aIive. Of course, the planet has other ideas…

March to the Stars

Prince Roger MacClintock, Heir to the Throne of Man, was a spoiled rotten arrogant, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before the royal Brat and his Marine bodyguards had their starship sabotaged, and all were marooned on the enemy occupied planet of Marduk. Before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through steaming jungles, damnbeasts, Capetoads, and killerpillars. Before they encountered treacherous local potentates, hostile barbarian armies numbering in the thousands, and an ocean full of creatures that are big, vicious and voracious. Under the right circumstances, even the most spoiled brat can grow up fast. Now, Roger and his loyal troops have made it to the sea, and on the way, Roger has proven himself to be a true MacClintock and a born leader. Still, the sea has monsters big enough to swallow a ship and across the water is an enemy spaceport, bristing with heavy artillery, against which Roger’s team has only had weapons with nearly drained power packs. But neither Roger nor the Marines are about to give up, Marduk, do your worst!

We Few

Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy’s Throne of Man and a self obsessed spoiled young brat…
until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him were stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet. So far, they’ve crossed a continent, crossed a sea full of ship eating monsters, taken over an enemy spaceport, and hijacked a starship. But they’re not home free yet, because home is no longer free. In Roger’s absence, a palace coup by enemies of the MacClintock family has seized control of the Empire. His mother the Empress is a captive in the palace and even in her own body, drugged so that her will is not her own. Roger’s brother, the heir to the throne, is dead. And Roger himself has been branded an outlaw and traitor. Roger and his faithful band of human marines and native alien warriors have beaten the barbarian planet Marduk, and now they must re conquer an interstellar empire. But they aren’t about to give up, and with the help of those on the throne planet who are still loyal to the Empress they will infiltrate under cover of a restaurant specializing in exotic Mardukan dishes, no less, they will make anyone who gets in their way such as local mobsters who make the mistake of kidnapping Roger’s fianc very sorry that they did, and they will not rest until the rightful ruler has been restored. Once again, a lot of power hungry people are going to learn a hard lesson: You do not, ever, mess with a MacClintock!

Von Neumann’s War (With: Travis S. Taylor)

New series. Mars is changing. Seemingly overnight the once ‘Red’ planet is turning to gray. Something is happening, something unnatural. A team of, literally, rocket scientists figure out a way to send a probe, very fast, to Mars to determine how and why it is changing. However, when the probe is destroyed well short of the formerly red planet, it’s apparent that Mars is being used as a staging ground. The only viable target for that staging ground is Earth. Ranging from rocket design to brilliant paranoids to ‘in your face’ fighting in Iraq, Von Neumann Wars is a fast paced look at what would happen if the earth was attacked by a robot race that, quite accidentally, was bent on destroying civilization.

The Road to Damascus (With: Linda Evans)

When a ruthless political regime seizes power on a world struggling to recover from alien invasion, a former war hero finds herself leading a desperate band of freedom fighters. Kafari Khrustinova, who fought Deng infantry from farmhouses and barns, finds herself struggling to free her home world from an unholy political alliance, headed by the charismatic and ambitious Vittori Santorini, which has seduced her young daughter with its propaganda and subverted the planets Bolo, using the war machine to crush all political opposition. To free her home world, Kafari must somehow cripple or kill the Bolo she once called friend. Unit SOL 0045, ‘Sonny,’ is a Mark XX Bolo, self aware and intelligent. When Sonny’s human commander is forced off world, Sonny tries to navigate his way through ambiguous moral and legal issues, sinking into deep confusion and electronic misery. He eventually faces a dark night of the soul, with no guarantee that the will understand let along make the right decision. And caught in the middle of this volatile battlefield is Yalena Khrustinova, Kafari’s young daughter. Will she open her eyes in time to save herself and millions of innocents or will Santorini’s relentless brainwashing campaign continue to blind her while the tyrant engineers the ultimate destruction of a helpless and enslaved population?

The Last Centurion

In the second decade of the twenty first century the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague that dwarfs any in recorded history. Rising out of the disaster is a character known 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.

The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a dark reflection of our own. Written blog style, it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming not to mention all three at once.

I am your Centurion. This America shall not fall!

John Ringo’s novels are peopled with three dimensional characters and
spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse. Library Journal
John Ringo s done it again! Ghost is a complete adrenaline rush, filled
with nonstop, kick ass action and hair raising suspense. Richard Marcinko on Ghost

Selected from AudioFile as an Earphones Award Winner

Clan of the Claw (With: Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson)

First entry in a new series with three big all new linked novellas from multiple best sellers Harry Turtledove, John Ringo & Jody Lynn Nye, and S.M. Stirling! After the extinction asteroid DOESN T strike Earth, the dinosaurs keep evolving but so do the mammals. We mammals have achieved human like shapes, but now it’s cold blooded, magic using reptiles against the hot blooded, hot tempered descendants of cats. In a heroic, bronze age world similar to 300, the Mrem Clan of the Claw and its sister warbands are expanding their rough and tumble territory, but now they face the Lishkash, masters of a cold blooded empire of slave armies and magic. It s mammalian courage and adaptation against reptile cunning in a clash of steel and will that will determine which line shall inherit the Earth. About contributor John Ringo: O ne of the best practitioners…
of military SF. Publishers Weekly.’ F ast paced military SF peopled with three dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse’ Library Journal Ringo s work attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas Publishers Weekly ‘If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo. The Philadelphia Weekly Press About contributor Harry Turtledove: the master of alternative SF. Publishers Weekly Outstanding enterntainment. BooklistAbout contributor S.M. Stirling: Stirling eloquently describes a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post apocalyptic SF. Publishers Weekly on Stirlings The Scourge of God


Citizens is a new kind of science fiction anthology. The names appearing between its covers are not only veteran authors, among the very best in the field, they are military veterans as well. New York Times best selling author John Ringo a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and Brian M. Thomsen, a Hugo finalist and one of the most respected editors in the field, have selected a treasure trove of gems written by writers who know first hand what it means to wear their country’s uniform. Among the top writers appearing in Citizens are Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Elizabeth Moon, Gordon R. Dickson, David Drake, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Gene Wolfe and more, nearly all authors of best sellers, and recipients of Hugo and Nebula awards. Citizens will have strong appeal to readers of military science fiction, as well as more general readers.

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