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Sentenced to War Kindle Edition
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FIGHT OR DIE - Sentenced to War continues to captivate fans of science fiction, combining gritty military sci-fi, exploration, and expansive world-building. Check out what the critics are saying...
★★★★★ "A great start to anew series." -- Brenton Held
★★★★★ "Chaney and Brazee make for a helluva team!" -- Markus K.
★★★★★ "The premise of this book pulled me in and the characters and plot kept me hooked." -- lil87blue, Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "Marines will be marines!" -- Moreld, Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "I'm ready for the next one. And the next one. And the next." -- Jason R., Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "Heart-pounding military sci-fi at its best!" -- Richard Clark, Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "It certainly looks like this series is going to be a great one." -- Greg, Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "A contender for my BOOK OF THE YEAR." -- Kent B., Amazon Reader
★★★★★ "A story about a boy becoming a man through war and bloodshed, learning to live for more than himself. It's a feeling that any veteran understands." -- Michael Plum
From the Author
- ASIN : B08VHNNG5W
- Publisher : Variant Publications (February 28, 2021)
- Publication date : February 28, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2751 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 440 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,300 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Note: last time I actually quoted an objectionable word in a review, the review was rejected. So, it is not like Amazon finds the language acceptable to them either. But they'll sell it to us.
I love military scifi and coming of age stories, and found Sentenced to War a good mix of the two. Our main character, hopped up on hormones, gets himself sentenced to a stint in the military as a conscript. Humanity is at war with technologically advanced aliens. It isn’t going well, and we need more cannon fodder, which is why even a traffic ticket gets you drafted for a term of service.
Aspects of this story reminded me favorably of Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, and Orphanage by Robert Buettner. While it does follow a “formula” in which our character goes through boot camp, training, battles, etc, it never becomes formulaic. I had no idea what was going to happen next, and there was never a TSTL moment.
I like Rev Pelletier, our main character, who is a believable product of his culture and upbringing. He’s got good bones, as they say, if only he can grow up before he gets blown up.
I’m not former military, and I don’t care about tables of organization, rank, proper military speak, and so on. I’m also happy to assume that in the far future, when humanity has spread out to multiple new planets with hundreds of billions of us floating around in multiple military organizations, that rank and structure will have changed. So I ignored the reviewers who railed against those things.
The technology was explained well enough I got the idea without ever descending to complete geek-speak and trumping character. At its heart, Sentenced to War is about a good guy learning how to make tough decisions and finding the place he belongs.
Ugh, now that I have typed it out, the second book had better be the Rambo version, where the MC is an insubordinate ass too good to let go. Otherwise, it is just too sickly sweet hung ho dreck.
The limited POV does add suspense to the plot because Rev learns as he goes and so does the reader. BUT, like a low-ranking grunt, my guess is it will be a slow slog until big reveals happen.
I am not so in Love with Rev or his battle buddy to be compelled to HAVE to read to find out what happens next. Their personal stakes are just too low at the end of book one to draw me further into the series. Rev just seems to blow along where fate takes him without much personal ambition. This is rather boring for me and makes the book seem more like an impersonal video game than a highly engaging hero on a personal quest. Rev is likable and has a lot of good qualities, but his lack of thinking/use of wit is annoying. I’d rather he was clever instead of surviving due to dumb-luck.
You know about the hero at the beginning of the story, yet you still feel the suspense of what is going to happen to him. At the end of the book a new wrinkle is added. What about Love?
Both of the authors are good on there own, here they multiply.
Top reviews from other countries
The witty remarks between the characters were a little forced but in general I really enjoyed reading this and wanted to know what happened next.