Andrew Grayson is moving up in the world. The former welfare ‘hood rat has earned a shiny new title, “Platoon SGT. SFC Grayson”, and has been tapped for a covert ops mission.
Of course, the story remains the same—the Lankies, now with their own shiny new nickname (LHO or Large Hostile Organism), are still screwing things up, and as always, when Grayson is involved, everything seems to go to hell in a hand basket.
Why is this on our bookshelf?
Seeing as there were already three books on the shelf, there’s space for the fourth, and any others Marko Kloos decides to write. Frontlines is a pretty fantastic series. I hope to see it nominated for another Hugo at some point, and maybe this time, there will be no controversies, and the series can get the “official” recognition it deserves.
Rating (4 stars)
Marko Kloos has, once again, managed to exceed expectations with this fourth book in the Frontlines universe. Even with the general formula closely following its predecessors, he still manages to breathe some new life into the story and characters, giving them even more depth.
Read this book:
Because Frontlines was supposed to on be three books. Obviously, you can’t quit this far into a series, can you? (Hint: no you can’t.)
Don't Read this book:
If you’re still unconvinced that military SciFi can be fun, light, and well written.
Once you're done, do this:
Keep your Evacuating Earth Due To Lankie Invasion go bag at the ready. Or, even easier, go check out the Frontlines graphic novels.
Find “Chains of Command” online at Amazon.