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I picked this up as soon asinformed me that it was available, and I wasn t disappointed And finally we get to the war s commencement Truthfully, based on fictional events as written here, I was surprised that they were able to goad the Taurans into war It was fun to see remotely piloted aircraft take center stage, in a somewhat unexpected way, and interesting seeing the developments in the long term story arc that should eventually pit the Balboans and Federated States against th I picked this up as soon asinformed me that it was available, and I wasn t disappointed And finally we get to the war s commencement Truthfully, based on fictional events as written here, I was surprised that they were able to goad the Taurans into war It was fun to see remotely piloted aircraft take center stage, in a somewhat unexpected way, and interesting seeing the developments in the long term story arc that should eventually pit the Balboans and Federated States against the Earthpigs As per usual, we are left hanging at a lull in the battle, and things are in motion that I suspect will form the center of the next book in the series Sigh Back to waiting to see what happens Thankfully Book 4 gave us a glimpse into the progression of the war as a whole, even though it was from a limited viewpoint A continuation of the Carrera series that focuses on the Zhong Empire s involvement in the attack on Balboa This volume fills in detail of actions that were briefly covered in earlier volumes Finally got around to reading this volume just in time for the next volume to come out. Again, like Books 4 and 5, this book rehashes the same content as was covered up to Book 3, and almost nothing beyond The series has the potential to be good, but the author needs to actually write some new content rather than review and parallel the existing story.It got really monotonous re reading some of the same dialogue and action from Books 4 and 5 I want progress I want to see the Tauran Union get their asses kicked again and again I want the UEPF to get their just desserts and the e Again, like Books 4 and 5, this book rehashes the same content as was covered up to Book 3, and almost nothing beyond The series has the potential to be good, but the author needs to actually write some new content rather than review and parallel the existing story.It got really monotonous re reading some of the same dialogue and action from Books 4 and 5 I want progress I want to see the Tauran Union get their asses kicked again and again I want the UEPF to get their just desserts and the enemies of Balboa destroyed in a tide of blood and fear.Instead, what I m left with is the thought what, this shit again It s been over 2 years since this book was published and there s no sign of a follow on book My suspicion is the series, which started with a bang in A Desert Called Peace will end with a whimper If this is all the author can produce, my suggestion is for anyone thinking of reading this series to stop at Book 3 A satisfactory sequel I think Kratman missed a good story and character development though Hamlcar faces some significant emotional challenges The story would have been much richer if he had been a point of view character rather than those challenges being related in a third party view. The author spent the first 575 pages on the preparations for the war going into very extensive detail, at great length to the point of being tedious and overdone The behind the scene strategy, tricks, and preparations to get to be 2,3 or 4 steps ahead of the enemy was very interesting but began to wear on me after 575 pages of it Once the war began and the battles started the last 75 pages was very exciting and worthwhile but then the book just ends abruptly right in the middle of the action The author spent the first 575 pages on the preparations for the war going into very extensive detail, at great length to the point of being tedious and overdone The behind the scene strategy, tricks, and preparations to get to be 2,3 or 4 steps ahead of the enemy was very interesting but began to wear on me after 575 pages of it Once the war began and the battles started the last 75 pages was very exciting and worthwhile but then the book just ends abruptly right in the middle of the action with no satisfying conclusion leaving you hanging there having to wait for the next book in this series I hope the next book will have a lotbattles and continuous action in the war and not stray off into unnecessary tangents I love Tom Kratman s Carerra Series I ve read them all and I hope there areto come. .E-pub ♶ The Rods and the Axe ♷ Booksin the popular Carrera military science fiction seriesTarawa Iwo Normandy Names that shine in the military history of two worlds, places where brave men stormed ashore and fought their way to victory no matter the odds But then there are other names Marathon Malta Gallipoli Balboa s Patricio Carrera has driven the Tauran Union from his adopted country, driven them out with appalling loss and worse humiliation That s not enough though To finally finish his enemies, Carrera needs to draw them back for a telling defeat He cannot take the battle to them because, beyond some long range bombardment capability, he cannot reach them But when they return, they don t plan to come alone they insist on having someone else do most of the bleeding for them Carrera understands this And that s why he s provoked the Zhong Guo mercilessly, infuriating their ruling Empress He needs the Zhong in the war, to buck up the Taurans to continue the war to its bitterest end But to get to Carrera, the Zhong must take the Isla Real, the strongest island fortress on two worlds In the process, they ll learn why Marines never forget those other names Gallipoli Malta Marathon Carrera s enemies are about to learn why the expression blood stained water is not just a literary allusionAbout Tom Kratman s Carrera series I nterplanetary warfare with a visceral story of bravery and sacrifice fans of the military SF of John Ringo and David Webershould enjoy this SF action adventure Library Journal Kratman s dystopia is a brisk page turner full of startling twists Kratman is a professional military man up to speed on military and geopolitical conceits Best selling author of America Alone Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman s uncompromising military SF thriller, Califate Kratman raises disquieting questions on what it might take to win the war on terror realistic action sequences, strong characterizations and thoughts on the philosophy of war Publishers WeeklyCarerra Series A Desert Called PeaceCarnifexThe Lotus EatersThe LegionCome and Take Them Rods and the Axe Continuing sort of the story arc of the Carrera epic This time baiting the Tauran Union and its allies into a full fledged attack Not a lot I can say that I haven t in prior reviews Continues to have amusing creative ideas mixed with hammer blows of philosophy Also, I m sort of an idiot, so I can t exactly tell where this fits chronologically with the last 2 books Its sort of overlaps, and I think ends a bit further along than the last ones, but I can t say for sure Sort of frustrating Continuing sort of the story arc of the Carrera epic This time baiting the Tauran Union and its allies into a full fledged attack Not a lot I can say that I haven t in prior reviews Continues to have amusing creative ideas mixed with hammer blows of philosophy Also, I m sort of an idiot, so I can t exactly tell where this fits chronologically with the last 2 books Its sort of overlaps, and I think ends a bit further along than the last ones, but I can t say for sure Sort of frustrating as I feel like on the one hand I can appreciate the depth of thought that goes into telling a story from so many viewpoints at the same time, on the other, I now feel like the storyline has largely stalled.Meh Still will gladly read the next one This was actually my second time reading this one I d just picked up Pillar of Fire by Night and needed a refresher on the story Even reading it a second time, I m still entertained.Carrera got what he wanted, the war is on He s not the only one wanting a war though The Earthpigs are the driving force, and both sides have a different desired outcome Good stuff for the military sci fi crowd, although not too much sci fi here Just a lot of killin Compelling installment in the Carerra SeriesAgain one must not draw correlations between reality and the authors fiction We may wish that we had a charismatic leader like Carerra, but we know reality The author can draw on his years of experience and weave it into his fictional world that is a microcosm of today s world and produce a compelling series of books Highly recommended.