"Eye of the storm"

No, not the John Ringo book- the song that inspired the title for the book, by an outfit called CRUXSHADOWS:


I actually cottoned on to this one thanks to reader and friend LastRedoubt, who pointed out the link between the song title and John Ringo's book, in a really rather excellent post on the necessity and utility of anger.

I'll say this for John Ringo- he may be madder than a honey badger with a firecracker shoved up its arse, but he's got a hilarious sense of humour, he's a terrific action writer, and his taste in music is ALMOST as superb as my own. (ALMOST. Not AS good. But, from me, praise doesn't really get much higher than that.)

Now, if only he'd stop cocking about and actually FINISH the Posleen War series- or is it the Hedren War series now- then maybe we could get somewhere. He ended Book 11 of that series on a (pretty damn badass) cliffhanger, with the old Waffen SS tank regiments dropping down from orbit to the soundtrack of E NOMINE's "Vater Unser"- and, let's face it, if you're going to drop down into the maw of Hell to fight a tank battle, you might as well do it with the Lord's name on your lips.

But it would be kind of nice to know what happened to all of those great characters that John Ringo wrote into those books. Hell, I don't care if he has to rope in LTC Kratman to finish off the series for him- it's not like I'd complain, considering that I thought that The Tuloriad was one of the best books I read in 2015.

And while he's at it, maybe he could get on with the Troy Rising series?

Seriously, dude, what IS it with you writing up, like, the best and funniest books in modern sci-fi/fantasy/horror, and then suddenly cutting a series off at the knees with a cliffhanger?!

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  1. Some of their stuff sucks, some of it fucking brilliant. Love Quicksilver, Citadel, Winterborn, Immortal, and a number of other songs (Dragonfly, Foreverlast come to mind, especially the opener to foreverlast...)

    His use of music is fucking inspired at times - like Drowning Pool's "Bodies" when the landers drop ramps on the square in Jax and the tanks roll out in the last of the Black Tide books.... partied there, and could easily imagine it.

    The guy has a habit of blowing the shit out of places I've lived.

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  2. Kinda lost my jones for any more Posleen books, really, and I don't see it coming back. Shame, too, because the next one was going to feature the Legio Centauribus Posleenorum a Sacra Custodia Pontificis in action against the Hedrin.

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  3. Kinda lost my jones for any more Posleen books, really, and I don't see it coming back. Shame, too, because the next one was going to feature the Legio Centauribus Posleenorum a Sacra Custodia Pontificis in action against the Hedrin. (Loose translation: Legion of Pontifical Posleen Centaur Guards)

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    1. Dammit... I'd buy a copy of that book. On pre-order. The day after it was announced.

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    2. Every time someone buys one of my books an SJW cries.

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    3. I just wish you got a bigger cut :P

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  4. Blame Politics. Ringo always gets a little weird when the race is between someone he dislikes and someone he would use for reactor shielding.

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