Book Reviews of Watch on the Rhine (The Posleen War)

Watch on the Rhine (The Posleen War)
Watch on the Rhine - The Posleen War
Author: John Ringo, Tom Kratman
ISBN-13: 9780743499187
ISBN-10: 0743499182
Publication Date: 8/2/2005
Pages: 352
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Hardcover
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ringo and his co author are a bit right-wing for my tastes, but definitely a good, entertaining read, somewhere in the posleen war series
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not the best of the Posleen books but still good enough to hold my interest!
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This was a good return to the way the first couple of books in this series portrayed the war between Earth and it's "allies" with the Posleen. Interesting moral dilemmas for German politicians when dealing with Nazis. Well paced and a good read. A little more serious than some of the earlier books in dealing with the reinstatement of Nazi soldiers to defend Germany but well handled.
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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. . . ?