Top positive review
Kratman's "Carerra" series soldiers on with "The Amazon Legion".
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015
Another great book in the Carerra series, this time focused on the creation of Balboa's first REAL female soldiers, The Amazon Legion.
The characters are well done, as usual. And many, as usual, end up dead or wounded (it is a war we're reading about, after all).
The situations, politics, strategies, etc., are likewise well done. Including the motivation behind the Legion, the various issues with training and outfitting the women to serve alongside men in an army which sometimes seems to be composed of no one who has not taken AT LEAST Marine Basic Training, if not Ranger school (the workarounds for the various issues are clever and practical, in my opinion - if you're going to do something, DO IT).
There are likewise some interesting behind the scenes (after a fashion) looks at the culture and workings of Balboa; some will doubtless find it dystopian, but it is, above all else, practical and logical. Again, if you're going to do something, in this case, run a country, deter crime, and punish criminals, well… do it.
Over and above the book's worth as a military sci-fi novel, it is a pretty good look into one potential (and very logical) solution to some of the issues that arise with our own current military. It would be truly fascinating to see some of these ideas put into action.
All in all, a very good continuation of the series. On to "Come And Take Them!"