Chains of Command (Frontlines, #4) by Marko Kloos

Chains of Command (Frontlines, #4)

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens’ seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers—all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.Knowing Earth’s uneasy respite won’t last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Rus...


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TitleChains of Command (Frontlines, #4)
Author
Release DateApr 19th, 2016
Publisher47North
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages386 pages
GenreScience Fiction, War, Military, Space Opera, Military Science Fiction
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Reviews Chains of Command (Frontlines, #4)

  • Brad
    2016-08-27
    Horrible odds? Bad choices? A chance to go after the Ex-President and a whole bunch of traitorous assholes that left the home system in the lurch and freedom from the boredom of training new recruits?Sign me up! Um. I mean, Grayson, why don't you sign up? :) Maybe your wife will come up with a bit of a surprise for you! :)I liked this one better than the last not only because I felt like it was kinda like getting the band back together, but becau...
  • Lindsay
    2016-12-21
    It is most of a year since the events of Angles of Attack. The Lankies have Mars, but the combined NAC and SRA forces have repelled the invasion of Earth and are maintaining a perimeter against further incursion. Finally, there is viable anti-Lankie ship-to-ship weaponry (and it's very, very cool). The time is fast approaching to take the battle to the Lankies. However, there's the issue of the NAC renegades and the equipment they stole, some of ...
  • Gary
    2017-03-28
    3 1/2 stars.The fourth book in Kloos’ consistently entertaining Frontlines series doesn’t break any new ground or take any risks, but the author’s balanced, efficient storytelling delivers the goods again. Effective character work and plotting provide a solid framework for the believable and thrilling combat action sequences.In this entry, Grayson accepts an officer’s commission in order to lead a dangerous and secretive mission that, if ...
  • Rob
    2016-12-23
    Executive Summary: Once again Mr. Kloos took the story in an entirely different direction than I expected, but this turned out to be an excellent choice for my December road trip home.Audiobook: Another excellent job by Luke Daniels. If he keeps this up, I'll run out of nice things to say. This is a series that works well in audio. Full Review About this time last year, I didn't know anything about this series. It's quickly become one of my favor...
  • HBalikov
    2016-08-05
    This is book 4 in the Frontlines series. It begins about a year after the events in Book 3 (Angles of Attack). It has most of your favorite characters in it including Andrew Grayson, his now wife, Halley (who still outranks him), Sergeant Fallon, Gunny Philbrick, and some other former messmates. In this volume, Mars has already been taken by aliens, though there is hope of humans surviving somewhere on or below the surface. Earth is under attack....
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2016-04-19
    How long does a rave review have to be? This book is not considered great literature (but let us face it, every time a science fiction book gets accepted by the literati it becomes "literature" and is no longer allowed to be called science fiction). I rate this book on the pure enjoyment I get/got from reading it and it's prequels. The Frontlines series is one of my favorites now and I snap the books up as they come out.What shall I say? I mean t...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2015-08-04
    How long does a rave review have to be? This book is not considered great literature (but let us face it, every time a science fiction book gets accepted by the literati it becomes "literature" and is no longer allowed to be called science fiction). I rate this book on the pure enjoyment I get/got from reading it and it's prequels. The Frontlines series is one of my favorites now and I snap the books up as they come out.What shall I say? I mean t...
  • Edwin Priest
    2016-11-30
    More good military scifi, done right. Kloos takes the action back to the human bad guys. Lots of straight forward heroism and junior cheesy philosophizing, but still fun. Looking forward to the next book. 4 stars.
  • Hank
    2016-10-15
    Tough to leave familiar characters after 4 books. The same comfortable faces and the action is good, different and interesting. I am glad I am taking a break before the next book, if there is a next one.
  • Athena Shardbearer
    2015-09-08
    3.5 starsNOW, I need the next one....____________________________________________________________GIVE IT TO ME!!!!! I NEED YOU!!!!!I WANT YOU!!!!!HERE, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!
  • Sara
    2017-01-15
    Fantastic 4th installment in the series! Grayson and his pals chase the traitors across the galaxy to take back what is theirs. He signs up for this kamikaze mission and leaves but SURPRISE Halley is on the ship too! Will the humans defeat the Lanky's on Mars? Where do the Lanky's come from? I can't wait to find out in Fields of Fire! Lots of action in this book, couldn't wait to read the next scene/chapter. If you enjoy military sci/fi you shoul...
  • David
    2016-04-23
    This is the fourth book in Marko Kloos's "Frontlines" series. It's become one of my favorite military SF series, as it follows a lot of the tropes without plumbing all the cliches (though it does hit a few of them).Andrew Grayson, who joined the colonial military in book one to escape a life of crime, violence, and poverty in the dystopian urban zones of 22nd century Earth is slowing climbing the ranks, but at the start of book four, he's still a...
  • AudioBookReviewer
    2016-04-19
    My original Chains of Command audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Chains of Command starts about one year after Angles of Attack. Right of the bat I wanted to know what Grayson and Halley and the rest said about joining the “rebels”. There was no satisfactory answer given about how they came to their decisions.Grayson and Halley are now fully engrossed in the machine that is the North American Commonwealth. Bot...
  • Eric Allen
    2016-01-12
    This is not where I thought this series was going to go from the ending of the previous book. How do you go from, yeah, I think we'll join these rebels and rebuild the system to, naw, I guess I'll just take this job training new recruits for the army that pretty much betrayed me in every way instead? But it was still a pretty fun book, as Grayson and pals chase after the government and fleet that ran away fromt eh Earth Defense for a little payba...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    2016-03-26
    Chains of Command (Frontlines) by Marko Kloos – While Earth was saved in the last book it is still facing a big threat. The Lanky are still sending seed ships and they still hold Mars. The plot revolves around the need to retake Mars. Everything comes together in a danger filled expedition. The plot has some interesting turns. The main characters return and a few new ones are added. This is a good addition to the series. It does solve one probl...
  • Pat
    2016-09-24
    Looking forward to the next installment of this great series. That should tell you something... I've loved the previous books in this series and this one didn't disappoint at all. Highly recommend the whole series
  • Hans P Melius
    2016-04-22
    Another good Frontlines bookI've been invested in this series and the main characters now for four books and I'm eagerly awaiting book Five, which will most likely see the Humans taking on the Lankies.
  • G33z3r
    2016-10-07
    Entertaining enough action story continues the mil-SF series, though I think Kloos has too many things going on for a story that's centered on a single character.
  • Ctgt
    2017-01-02
    This series continues to improve with each book. The writing is sharper and the final scene crackles with tension.8/10
  • Mark Medina
    2015-12-15
    Another solid instalmentMore of the same, which is a good thing. Military sci-fi with a brain. Story progresses well. Looking forward to the next one.
  • Bee
    2017-03-19
    What a satisfying, if a bit short. I really love the Frontlines series, it is the best mi-si-fi out there in my opinion. As full of minor clichés as it is (they are pretty hard to avoid with mil-sci-fi) it is hugely entertaining. I devour these like bubblegum. In fact I'm beginning the new one right now!
  • Gökçe
    2017-02-17
    En güzel yanı kolay okunuyor olması.
  • Daniel
    2016-05-23
    Another interesting continuation of the story of Andrew Grayson. Like the other books there is another fast forward that leads to rejoining Andrew and his wife a year after the events of the last book. Desperately rebuilding the military, Andrew has been co-opted to become a Drill Sergeant, pumping out new recruits into a military that is desperately short handed. But Andrew is not fated for that career for too long as his skills as a successful ...
  • Susan Grace
    2016-04-20
    I really enjoyed this latest installment of the Frontlines series. While the series is military science fiction, there is so much heart in the story telling and that is what keeps me emotionally involved in this series. I really like the "grunts on the ground" perspective of battle that Andrew Grayson shares as well as the relationships with his comrades in arms. I look forward to the "months ahead" as they prepare to take back Mars!
  • Kathleen
    2016-08-18
    Another great addition to one of my favorite sci-fi series. Stellar narration.
  • Pascal
    2016-04-21
    Good but I'd like the story to get ahead a little faster. Mr. Kloos is milking his series a little too much.
  • Steven Stennett
    2017-01-14
    Great series. The audio is well worth the money! !!Great series. The audio is well worth the money!!!!Looking foeward to the next book which should be out the end of February.
  • Clyde
    2016-05-14
    Good military SF. Marko Kloos has become one of my automatic buys.
  • Liraz
    2015-12-10
    Great addition to the series!
  • Nathaniel
    2016-07-21
    I am continuing to love Marko Kloos's engaging military sci-fi series. So far I've given 3 stars to the 1st and 3rd (Terms of Enlistment and Angles of Attack) and 4 stars to the second (Lines of Departure). I still think that the second is the best in the series so far, but the fourth (Chains of Command, the book I'm reviewing right now) is definitely a a close second.[spoilers for previous books to follow, and minor spoilers for this one as well...