Islands of Rage & Hope

Islands of Rage & Hope

Ringo, John

Book 1.0 of Black Tide Rising

Language: English

Publisher: Baen

Published: Aug 5, 2014

Words: 134884
Pages: 518


BOOK 3 IN THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE *NEW YORK TIMES* BEST-SELLING AUTHOR.  Sequel to *To Sail a Darkling Sea *and *Under a Graveyard Sky. *A hardened group of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race.  Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive—he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America.  The next step: produce a vaccine.  But for do that, Wolf Squadron forces led by Smith’s terrifyingly precocious daughters Sophia and Faith must venture into a sea of the infected to obtain and secure the needed materials.  And if some of the rescued survivors turn out to be more than they seem, Smith just might be able to pull off his plan.   Once more, exhausted and redlining Wolf Squadron forces must throw themselves into battle, scouring the islands of the Atlantic for civilization's last hope. About the Black Tide Rising Series: "Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."*—Booklist * About *Under a Graveyard Sky*:** “Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader’s zombie novel.”—*Publishers Weekly About John Ringo: “[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” —*Library Journal “. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” —*Publishers Weekly “. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.” —*Booklist “Crackerjack storytelling.” —*Starlog BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:** Under a Graveyard Sky To Sail a Darkling Sea Islands of Hope and Rage Strands of Sorrow (upcoming) About the Author John Ringo **brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a *New York Times*best-selling series with **over one million copies in print**. The series contains *A Hymn Before Battle,* *Gust Front*, *When the Devil Dances*, *Hell’s Faire* and *Eye of the Storm*. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series: *There Will be Dragons*, *Emerald Sea*, *Against the Tide*, and *East of the Sun, West of the Moon*. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (*Ghost*, *Kildar*, *Choosers of the Slain*, *Unto the Breach*, *A Deeper Blue, *and, with Ryan Sear, *Tiger by the Tail*). His techno-thriller *The Last Centurion *was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: *Into the Looking Glass*, *Vorpal Blade*, *Manxome Foe* and *Claws That Catch*, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow *New York Times* best-selling author David Weber: *March Upcountry*,* March to the Sea*, *March to the Stars *and *We Few*. There are an additional five collaborative spinoffs from the Posleen series: *The Hero*, written with Michael Z. Williamson, *Watch on the Rhine*, *Yellow Eyes* and *The Tuloriad*, all written with Tom Kratman, and the *New York Times* best seller *Cally’s War* and its sequels *Sister Time* and *Honor of the Clan*, all with Julie Cochrane. In addition, Ringo’s *Princess of Wands *and *Queen of Wands *broke new ground in contemporary fantasy adventure.  And his science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes *Under a Graveyard Sky, *and *To Sail a Darkling Sea. * A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.