Top positive review
Really interesting look
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021
I liked this story, and the overall theme was intriguing. Good character development, interesting propel, a lot of action. Very well done.
What I didn’t like was the marines putting Roland in charge straight out of boot camp. I don’t see the logic in that, vs having him be a rifleman to gain Experience. It doesn’t match up with everything we’ve learned the marines do and how they act. “Let’s take this entitled prince and just put him in charge, see how he does.” How does that tie into the leaders come from the ranks? Very off putting
Also, the way the Main Marine force was treated like a joke in this book was annoying too. Why even send them if the point was to have them fiddle around sitting on their thumbs. Every other book we’ve read to this point would’ve had the marine CO ignore the incompetent governments suicide orders, overrule them, or pull out. So what is the logic in this book to have them roll over and agree to suicidal orders that don’t allow them to control up security, don’t allow them to set up a safe FOB, and instead set them up as rent-a-cops hanging out to dry in the number 1 target on the planet?