Points of Impact

Points of Impact

Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before? Earth?s armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing d Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before? Earth?s armed forces have st...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Points of Impact
Author:Marko Kloos
Rating:
Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B072JY94DY
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:297 pages pages

Points of Impact Reviews

  • Silvana
    Jan 11, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

  • HBalikov
    Jul 24, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

  • Ngiste
    Jan 18, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

  • Nathaniel
    Mar 11, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

    After half a dozen volumes, Marko Kloos finally tackles the impact of ten years of unending warfare on the psyche of his main characters. The grind, PTSD, the futility of war, and the ever-present loss of everyone around them finally hits home for the characters we've come to love. ...

    Number six in the series so by now we've got a pretty good idea of what's about to happen. We're getting some calmer scenes on earth with Andrews wife and some veterans. They get called into action and we then we have scenes with space combat and boots on the ground man vs Lanky action...

    Wonderful, heart clenching book that makes me ponder my own career and personal life. Profound without being unsubtle (different from being ?explicit??). The story has a wonderful balance between shocking action and comfortable lulls. I?d recommend the whole series, but if this i...

    Usually I can't get enough of this series but was disappointed in this book. It wasn't until after halfway that the action started with the battle and was short lived. Perhaps it was more to get into the future of the main two characters and what they were going to decide on their futu...

    I'm honestly not sure what happened here. This book is the definition of "filler". As far as I can tell, it's the novel-equivalent of someone saying "um" while they're telling you a story. It fills space, but that's all. I'm hiding the entire review because of spoilers because I can...

  • kartik narayanan
    Jan 18, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

  • Bradley
    Nov 10, 2017

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

  • Andy Carrein
    Nov 01, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

    After half a dozen volumes, Marko Kloos finally tackles the impact of ten years of unending warfare on the psyche of his main characters. The grind, PTSD, the futility of war, and the ever-present loss of everyone around them finally hits home for the characters we've come to love. ...

    Number six in the series so by now we've got a pretty good idea of what's about to happen. We're getting some calmer scenes on earth with Andrews wife and some veterans. They get called into action and we then we have scenes with space combat and boots on the ground man vs Lanky action...

  • Clyde
    Jan 18, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

  • John Bryan
    Feb 20, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

    After half a dozen volumes, Marko Kloos finally tackles the impact of ten years of unending warfare on the psyche of his main characters. The grind, PTSD, the futility of war, and the ever-present loss of everyone around them finally hits home for the characters we've come to love. ...

    Number six in the series so by now we've got a pretty good idea of what's about to happen. We're getting some calmer scenes on earth with Andrews wife and some veterans. They get called into action and we then we have scenes with space combat and boots on the ground man vs Lanky action...

    Wonderful, heart clenching book that makes me ponder my own career and personal life. Profound without being unsubtle (different from being ?explicit??). The story has a wonderful balance between shocking action and comfortable lulls. I?d recommend the whole series, but if this i...

  • Jonathan Lupa
    Jun 08, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

  • Eric Allen
    Jan 27, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

  • Michelle
    Jan 23, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

  • Robert Thompson
    Jan 26, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

  • Neil
    Mar 21, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

  • Lindsay
    Jan 03, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

  • Rob
    Jan 23, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

  • Russ Holthaus
    Feb 04, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

  • Hank
    May 12, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

  • Clare O'Beara
    Mar 11, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

  • Gary
    Jan 11, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

  • Melanie
    Feb 20, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

  • Charles Green
    Dec 11, 2017

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

  • Scott Warren
    Jan 25, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

  • Robyn Powley
    Nov 06, 2017

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

  • Patrick S.
    Mar 06, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

    After half a dozen volumes, Marko Kloos finally tackles the impact of ten years of unending warfare on the psyche of his main characters. The grind, PTSD, the futility of war, and the ever-present loss of everyone around them finally hits home for the characters we've come to love. ...

  • El Presidente
    Jan 19, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

  • Deb
    Apr 12, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

    Perhaps some mild spoilers for previous books. The previous book was pretty much non-stop action in the battle of Mars. This one, however, is slower paced. Our heroes get reassigned and spend some time training on new weapons and learning new systems and tactics. Andrew and Halley e...

    While this book has a bit more going on in it than the previous book, I can?t help but feel that the author has burnt out on originality. He?s basically just retreading things he?s already done at this point, and there is a very marked lowering of the stakes here too. It seems to...

    So, this is a series, and it's not so much about endings. In this episode, we get a lot more of the same that we've gotten before, about military experiences, military mindsets, military troubles, and we get it in a nice SciFi setting. So nothing new here, but it's a fun light read....

    After half a dozen volumes, Marko Kloos finally tackles the impact of ten years of unending warfare on the psyche of his main characters. The grind, PTSD, the futility of war, and the ever-present loss of everyone around them finally hits home for the characters we've come to love. ...

    Number six in the series so by now we've got a pretty good idea of what's about to happen. We're getting some calmer scenes on earth with Andrews wife and some veterans. They get called into action and we then we have scenes with space combat and boots on the ground man vs Lanky action...

    Wonderful, heart clenching book that makes me ponder my own career and personal life. Profound without being unsubtle (different from being ?explicit??). The story has a wonderful balance between shocking action and comfortable lulls. I?d recommend the whole series, but if this i...

    Usually I can't get enough of this series but was disappointed in this book. It wasn't until after halfway that the action started with the battle and was short lived. Perhaps it was more to get into the future of the main two characters and what they were going to decide on their futu...

  • Zad
    Jan 15, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. This is a very average military space opera. The characters are boring and nothing really happens for large periods of the story. Far better military space operas about. ...

    Thoughtfully explores trauma, survivor's guilt, counseling, and more. Always enjoy this series for brining deep, well-rounded characters to military sci-fi. ...

    I've been a big fan of Frontlines since about a month after Terms of Enlistment was published. The battle between rival Earth factions and the Lankies, and especially Andrew and Halley's struggle to be together reminds me a lot of the themes and tone of The Forever War. Unfortunatel...

    This leg of the story is a notch above its predecessor, but I doubt any book will surpass the first in series. Andrew Grayson continues to advance in his military career, taking on a low ranking command position. Unlike other action heroes, he has been with the same girl since boot cam...

    Another great addition to the Frontlines series. Great read. No t as much action as some of the other books in the series, but Kloos does a great job building suspense. Can't wait for the next book! ...

    This book doesn't actually start until around 85% in. I cant believe this is actually a book. Its almost like this was written by another person. Im only giving it 2 starts out of respect for the first 5 books. So disappointed. ...

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of war I enjoyed this novel with our familiar characters. Thanks Marko for an interesting space opera with very loveable cast and setting. I still look forward to more. ...

    Satisfyingly good as always! I can't wait to read the next one. ...

  • I.F. Adams
    Jan 15, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...

    I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Points of Impact. I did a binge read on the Frontlines series when I got a recommendation. Author Marko Kloos has created a marvelous universe for those addicted to science fiction--it's got everything: a magnetic, but all-too-human protagoni...

    I was really looking forward to seeing the end of the line somewhere in the distance here. It just seems like this will either be the last one with a lackluster ending or keep going with possibly a new protagonist but don't look for much advancement in the over arching story. There ...

    If you are looking for a lot of actions and explosions, you might be disappointed. The novel takes even a more somber atmosphere in which Andrew contemplated almost everything. The action parts - i..e. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book. Now, we are lucky th...

    Another solid entry in the series. At this point I will pretty much read anything else that comes along in Frontlines. I am attached to the characters and the story. It isn't world shattering writing but good, straight to the point and entertaining. I blew through this one quicker than...

    Points of Impact is a decent addition to the Frontlines series. This series is great Military Scifi and I am a huge fan. Points of Impact picks up three years after the mars war and explores the effects of a long running war on soldiers and humanity. This thread is abandoned midway...

    I had not read any previous books in the series, and I really enjoyed this one. From a start on Mars - but not as you know it - where humans have to pick off Lanky invaders from tunnels, to a new spaceship assembled in secret and being sent out to support an ice-world colony, this is a...

    A bit of a grind, but you know what, I think that was the point. Its a somewhat hopeless war, and the characters and the equipment are both getting worn out, fried, and generally burnt-out and on edge. Points for having characters develop in "real" ways, instead of being supermen/women...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 08, 2018

    Kloos? Frontlines has been my favorite MilSF comfort food for the last few years. On the surface, Points of Impact, has all the qualities that endeared the series to me: crisp, tense action scenes, tight and efficient storytelling, sympathetic yet flawed characters. Most impressively...

    I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the b...

    "I?ve been at war for most of my adult life. When I was a kid, there wasn?t much to do in the Public Residence Clusters other than getting into trouble or watching Networks. I wasn?t good at getting out of trouble again, so instead of running the streets, I read books and watched...

    It's been three years since the assault on Mars where the human forces largely denied the planet to the Lankies, but rendered it unusable in the process. Andrew Grayson is coming off of a tour of Mars duty where the mopping up of Lankies continues, but a series of difficult deployments...

    Marko Kloos is yet to write a bad novel. However, Points of Impact, the sixth in his 'Frontlines' series, is not his strongest effort to-date. The problem is that the book feels like padding, with a thin plot stretched out to fill a full novel. With the exception of a short and inco...

    Executive Summary: I originally gave this book 4 stars when I finished, but having time to reflect on it, I dropped it by a star (maybe we'll call it a 3.5?) because very little actually happened. Audiobook: Luke Daniels continues to be one of my favorite narrators. Another fantasti...

    I'm frustrated. Will this series ever end with an actual result? Each book is just one battle for one planet or moon against the Lankie aliens. I'm tired. In this installment, we get to go back to the icy moon that Andrew helped liberate a few books ago. This time instead of freeing...