More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.
Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?
Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.
I heard that the book itself was a good book but when I received it it wasn't in that great of condition.Published 5 days ago by Hunt Tower
Good read.....a common story that borrowed from other books....but is still entertaining.Published 17 days ago by Alex W. Heinonen
There are a lot of interesting premises in this book and some great potential characters. That being said, I found many of the conflicts and scenarios to be so contrived that it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mrkyak
I was enthralled by this book very early on, and I only grew more and more intrigued and sucked in as it went on. Read morePublished 1 month ago by August
Now of course, a book about wars isn't something I'd traditionally pick up. I'd seen several reviews saying the same thing and about how awesome the book was and I'm glad to say, I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
Starts off very similar to Ender's Game. However, Insignia had a few twists and turned out to be a very interesting view of what the future could hold for us. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Gonzales
Fast paced, interesting and funny. All in all a great read! I would highly recommend it. Ready to start the next book in the series.Published 6 months ago by momof3tn