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The Lotus Eaters (Carerra Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00APA1I1A
- Publisher : Baen Books; 1st edition (December 2, 2013)
- Publication date : December 2, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 769 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 503 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #179,386 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I like the major characters in these stories. All books must have characters we can relate to or appreciate at some level, otherwise, we just don't care if they get shot or blown up or otherwise creamed by the bad guys. But the brave soldiers of the El Cid Legion are people we care about.
Kratman has an underwater fight with submarines that is as good as anything that I have ever read. Technically detailed and correct with high tension. Top nauch.
I particularly like his work play with weapon systems. He has an invented country that borders on another invented country. They can be identified by the reader as Panama and Columbia. He has a pilot flying a fighter named 'Illusion'. In the real Columbia, the airforce flies fighters called the Kifr. The Kifr is a made in Israel jet based on the french jet called the Mirage. Mirage----Illusion, cool no? A long way of showing how deep Kratman's expertise is and how layered his work is. It is just fun to read on that basis. In addition to everything else good about this book.
Plus he has an important side story based on a real cult of Alexander the Great that still lingers in the Afghanistan area of Waziristan. He knows a lot of obscure stuff and works it into his story.
I intend to finish the series. I can recommend this book to sci-fi fans, military fiction fans, and to those interested in contemporary social affairs at the highest levels. And lovers of good writing.
This series is not for people who think big charities do good for anyone but themselves. It is not for anyone who thinks it's better our soldiers should die without shooting back because the enemy is using human shields. These books are not for people who believe the Laws of War mandate there may be no civilian casualties in a war zone.
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Kratman again uses his skill and ability to captivate the reader as well as to titillate and shock in equal measure. The story is totally implausible and the plot has more holes in it than a Swiss Cheese but I find it as captivating as the previous two books in the series. You know the good guys will win but the knocks they take and the twists and turns on the way to that victory are the work of true expert.
Be warned that this is not a stand-alone book, you will get little out of it unless you have read the first two books in the series "A Desert Called Peace" and "Carnifex".