Cally's War : Legacy of the Aldenata

  • by John Ringo
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Legacy of the Aldenata
  • 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cally O'Neal, from Ringo's best seller Hell's Faire, stars in this New York Times best seller - a fast-paced interplanetary adventure that finds the trained killer locked in a battle to reclaim her lost soul.


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My favorite of the spin-offs

I've read virtually all of the Legacy of the Aldenata/Posleen War books (save for The Hero, which is next), albeit somewhat out of sequence, due to a combination of Ringo's website being down and the Wiki article being frankly confusing. Consequently, after the initial 4 books of Mike O'Neal's main storyline, I went through all of the ancillary spin-offs prior to hitting the Cally's War storyline.

First off, let me disabuse you: this is most certainly NOT graphically racy or lewd. Yes, there are some sex scenes, but they are tastefully portrayed, and not terribly graphic in their description. Laurel K. Hamilton, George R.R. Martin, or hell, even Piers Anthony have much more graphic sex scene portrayal. Maybe I wouldn't give it to a 10 year-old, but my 13 year-old son is welcome to try his hand at it.

This book is a Posleen War cum Femme Fatale (pun intended)/James Bond espionage/spy adventure. It's a bit more fun that the others in the series, less heavy in a way, as it deals with Cally O'Neal's adult life as an agent for the Bane Sidhea, a secretive organization opposed to the Darhel. She is assigned to go undercover on Titan Base under cover of working for a Fleet Strike general, in order to determine out who's been betraying the Bane Sidhe to the Darhel.

If you're looking for more hardcore war sci-fi, with epic battles and military deployments, this is not the book for you. If, however, you want to learn more about the bad-ass Cally had emerged as by the end of Hell's Faire, and you're into the James Bond/Bourne Identity type plots, you'll dig this.

Oh, and to the other reviewer: she's rejuve'd to about 22-23, but her actual age appears to be around 50-ish. The other ages you're complaining about are flashbacks and memories, and are clearly described as such.
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- Jason

Better than the reviews

I could have purchased this book a month ago but other reviewers were saying that it was heavy on the adult material. thinking that it was a romance novel by another name i passed on it. out of desperation for a book on a long drive i picked it up, i found it to be a good book yes there is a small bit of adult topic here but nothing over the top and nothing i dont think of a real life. how ever as a fan of the series i wanted to know what happend to cally and papa oneal and its here all here as well as the start of some of the background stuff that was hinted at in the original four. i like the author i love the narrator and i give it four stars only for its length. also there is allot les sir yes sir in this book. enjoy!
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- john

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios