Once again taking a break from Wicked I cracked open Against the Tide. This book is the third in John Ringo's Council Wars mythos. In Emerald Sea Ringo set up a large series of dominoes as its characters wove together the foundation for a continental navy. In Against the Tide he immediately starts the domino chain reaction only to find that there were flaws in the chain and the naval forces suffer a huge defeat, partly to have the fun of repairing this navy and re-readying for a second try.