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By Marko Kloos | Comments: ( 351 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

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 dHumankind 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 down troops and equipment at an alarming rate And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.Earth s game changer New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity s militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of lives than just their own, are once again in humanity s vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war But the Lankies have their own agenda and in war, the enemy doesn t usually wait until you are prepared As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival at any cost.


  • Title: Points of Impact
  • Author: Marko Kloos
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  • Page: 161
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  • Bradley

    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 baggage we never seem to get over in RL, everyone focused on living amidst horror and devastation and death always being on the doorstep.I appreciate this a lot. It gives us all hope. It gives a very solid reason wh [...]


  • Gary

    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, over the course of the first five books, each entry has improved upon the last. It’s sad to say that streak has come to an end with Points of Impact. It became clear to me about halfway through book six that Kl [...]


  • Lindsay

    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 including the action on Arcadia (Chains of Command), the Mars assault (Fields of Fire and his year-long deployment with the Lazarus Brigades have left him in a precarious mental state. Humanity is finally all pull [...]


  • Charles Green

    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 inconsequential opening on Mars and an equally rushed return to the Formahault System as a denouement, the book features very little military action. Much of its length is filled with introducing the Ottawa, the newest and [...]


  • Rob

    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 fantastic job.Full ReviewMarko Kloos first came to my attention when he was nominated for a Hugo and dropped out due to controversy surrounding that nomination. He earned a lot of respect from me for his decision and put this [...]


  • Jennifer Lanak

    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 it from an unjust military, the Lankies have taken over. The humans have some shiny new toys to bring to the battle, including the biggest starship they have ever built, and some fun exoskeletons, but they still get t [...]


  • Robyn Powley

    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 protagonist, action, adventure, aliens, love and friendship. What has kept my interest is the growth of the main character, Andrew Grayson. In this book, he's taking up a big leadership role and it feels like a natural prog [...]


  • Silvana

    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 - ie. big fighting with the Lankies came near the end of the book.Now, we are lucky that he was such a likable and competent character so all the observations are acceptable and not irritating. I appreciate that PTSD is one of the main themes here and become the subject of many discussions that I believe [...]


  • kartik narayanan

    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 through the book and this decision is quite disappointing. Other than that, this book is basically a stepping stone to the next set of books which will probably detail out the next phase of the Lanky invasion.


  • Robert

    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 was way too much talk about PTSD, new equipment, previous deployments. Sixty to seventy percent of the book was superfluous.And that's it. I give it one more volume and if not remarkably better than this one, I'll give [...]


  • Ngiste

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


  • Scott Warren

    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.Unfortunately, while Points of Impact was entertaining and delves into the psychological strain long-term war is having on the main character, it doesn't measure up to the other entries in the series. About 200 of the book's 300 p [...]


  • Clyde

    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 even get a little badly needed personal time. That cannot last of course. Eventually, all hell breaks loose with an all-out Lanky attack on the Formahault System.In this book, humans have made some progress in learning [...]


  • Eric Allen

    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 me like he started the series without knowing how it’s supposed to end, and he’s just puttering around churning out generic sci-fi action until he figures out how to resolve things. And I’m still annoyed as [...]


  • I.F. Adams

    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 who can endlessly take anything with no repercussions.The downside is the story a bit of a ramble at times, and while I definitely care about the main characters and their trials and tribulation, extended descript [...]


  • John Bryan

    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 is the last of the series, I’m going to truly miss the protagonists and the even the supporting characters, past and present. Highly recommend these “space marines” books. Ranks up there with my favorite of al [...]


  • Ted

    Frontlines has been a very enjoyable series but Points of Impact is somewhat of a let down. New weapons, new tactics but no real plot progression. Inevitable I suppose but I hope the author can pull out a gripping and satisfying end to the series in his next book.


  • Chris C

    Garbage, "fun" read that has way overstayed its welcome. I hoped the author would end this series here but is clearly just meandering


  • Russ Holthaus

    Shiny new ships same drudgery of warI 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.


  • Zad

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


  • Michelle

    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!


  • Suzanne

    I enjoyed reading/listening to this a lot - the series is good military science fiction and entertaining. However, I kind of felt like we didn't progress much with this one. 3.5 stars


  • Curtis Edmonds

    I have nothing but pity in my heart for Marko Kloos, really I do. It is the easiest thing in the world to repeat yourself. I have two eight-year-olds in the house, and it seems like all I ever do in life is repeat myself. "Get. Your. Feet. OFF. The Coffee. Table." "STOP playing with the window blinds." "What do you mean, you're not hungry, I just made you breakfast." I have been saying this s--t for eight years now, and I am thoroughly sick of it, but I have to keep saying it.What I think happen [...]


  • Michael Wellman

    I have always liked this series but it has always felt like it was headed for complete tragedy even through hard thought narrow marginal victories. This book had a slightly better, more upbeat tone and despite the strategic loss but moral victory, or perhaps the other way round there is still optimistic future possibilities, in fact it seems that humanity will win out in the end. Sure, we all expect the series to end this way but as the tone has been set in a very grim note for so long I am alwa [...]


  • JPT

    Ebook Grade: B Not a review, just some thoughts for personal reference. Spoilers. Another good book in the series--not knock-your-socks-off great, but a solid, enjoyable entry. The world-building is first-rate, and the characters, especially the main ones, are complex and well-developed. I read some other reviews that indicated that not enough happened in this book. For the most part, I disagree. There was a lot of set-up in the first part, and a lot of introspection on Andrew's part, but I thin [...]


  • Nathan Trachta

    I’ve been enjoying Mr. Kloos’s books and did a preorder on this one because I’ve been impressed with the series (good job Mr. Kloos exploring military SF and capturing the mind of military personnel). As with each book Mr. Kloos has changed the look a little, this time we see the exposure to new technology, the required checkout, and then the use of new technology; we’re also getting to see the characteristics of junior officers, especially in elite/special units. In general I liked the [...]


  • Ernest

    Like the book's blurb says, we've beaten the alien Lanky's to a draw on Mars, but once they've dug into a planet they're pretty much impossible to dig out. Andrew Grayson, the main character we've been following since boot camp six books ago, is burned out from garrison duty on Mars as well as having come from a stint working with local forces back in North America getting control of just the sort of ghetto he left to join the military. Earth has finally put together a new class of starship desi [...]


  • David Phipps

    This was book 6 of a military sci-fi series. I had hoped this book might be wrapping things up but there is definitely going to be more books. This book was much like the previous books for the most part with perhaps more introspection by the protagonist. Also, not enough happened in this book.I'm going to summarize my thoughts for the series as a whole thus far since no more books are available yet. The protagonist is great in my opinion. Sometimes he comes across as a Marty Stu but he makes mi [...]


  • Kieran Pollard

    New ToysHigh Quality mil-sci action which is why I read this series. Liked the new tech, hope for more of that in the next book. The ending was poignant and and illustrated the size of the challenge ahead. Finally the married couple are starting to realistically discuss why they are doing what they're doing and what the future holds. The next book should dig into this further. Halley and the other female characters reflect a PC version of reality which is totally acceptable in scifi. Nonetheless [...]


  • Shane

    This book diverges from the series but it's all good. The "Frontlines" series has been a long run roller coaster of military scifi action. It has been fun with an excellent balance of action and human interest. This book shifts the balance much more towards the characters and human interest. There is still some action, but it is almost an afterthought and no longer the core of the story.Marko Kloos started out strong and he just seems to get better with each book. In "Impact" Grayson is a Captai [...]


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