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Great Read - Fast Paced Mil Sci Fi
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 6, 2018
In this universe, the Earth had first contact a 100 years ago and finds out our only area of value is our fighters. In the alpha contracts, 100 Earth Mercenary companies go out, and only 4 survive and come back. These 4 companies become the 4 horsemen, the premier Mercenary Companies of Earth.
The previous books have covered the attempts to destroy each of the 4 Horsemen, which failed. The alien conspiracy then ups the ante, and takes over Earth. The 4 horsemen flee, and gather forces to help retake Earth.
Sounds like a pretty hopeless fight? This book shows why it’s not. The book includes the death of a main supporting character, betrayal, spying, and hope. As well as giant Mecha, a hyperspace sargasso full of space ships, a galactic trial and lots of fast paced twists and turns. Very well written, and not where I expected the story to go. I appreciate a lot of plot threads in previous books got answered.
The book starts out a bit slow, with a flight through hyperspace on a space ship falling apart in danger of never exiting hyperspace, and dramatically speeds up from there. The betrayal was heart breaking, as was the death of a 2nd tier character.
You don’t need to have read any of the other stories first. One of the authors wrote in the online community, he prefers to show, not tell. I do highly recommend reading the other books in the series, the books universe is consistent with an overall story ARC, and they are a fun read.
Disclaimer - the authors do have an online community and are very active in it. I submitted my name as a red shirt, and they even spelled my name right in the book! My first time ever being red shirted! I’m not sure how I will explain to my wife how this is a good thing... Red shirt is a slang term referring from the original Star Trek, where security wore red shirts, and a lot died.