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The Bad Company: A Military Space Opera Adventure Kindle Edition
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Terry Henry Walton Chronicles (# co-written with Michael Anderle) - a post-apocalyptic paranormal adventure
Gateway to the Universe (# co-written with Justin Sloan & Michael Anderle) - this book transitions the characters from the Terry Henry Walton Chronicles to The Bad Company
The Bad Company (# co-written with Michael Anderle) - a military science fiction space opera
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The Free Trader - a Young Adult Science Fiction Action Adventure
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Judge, Jury, & Executioner - # a space opera adventure legal thriller
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Metamorphosis Alpha - stories from the world's first science fiction RPG
The Expanding Universe - science fiction anthologies
Shadow Vanguard - a Tom Dublin series
Enemy of my Enemy (co-written with Tim Marquitz) - A galactic alien military space opera
Superdreadnought (co-written with Tim Marquitz) - an AI military space opera
Metal Legion(co-written with Caleb Wachter) - a military sci-fi space opera
End Days (co-written with E.E. Isherwood) - a post-apocalyptic adventure
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- ASIN : B0779D6PM5
- Publisher : LMBPN Publishing; 1st edition (November 8, 2017)
- Publication date : November 8, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 4947 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1642020265
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #77,861 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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THEN, there's Ted's story, which IMO could've been handled completely separately...it would've made for a Frank Kurns-like story. And there the ship's crew and situation, and last but NOT least, Nathan and Lance.
Oh, not last. I didn't mention the various and sundry aliens.
Got no problem with the battle description; I think it was done well. The Fog of War issues are on point. I like that the intel was a total snafu, and the battle itself exposed numerous tactical issues. The Empire's almost always been far too competent, except when BA goes off in a tizzy. Things go generally too smoothly; humint is rarely *that* good. A little chaos is a Good Thing.
With wry humor, salty language, human emotions and determination please read this book, you'll find that its a likable read
Now to the main criticism that cost it two stars. I had to start skipping the sections that dealt with the War Axe. It seems that the author never read any of the other Kutherian Gambit series where they discuss the Emperess's space technology. The weapons drop pod uses rockets, not gravitics. The War Axe EI is vastly underpowered. The War Axes sensors are terrible. The transit times do not line up to the other books. Why doesn't the War Axe use it's gravitic shields to stop the mines like the other books?
Also, Christina seems like a pale imitation of herself and her abilities from the main series.
I have been completely absorbed in TKGU (The Kurthurian Gambit Universe) & I cannot wait to read it all through as the stories just keep getting more polished & exciting. If you haven't started this Universe yet, why not? It's a page-turning thrill a minute, with love of family to keep it all together. Still Fabulous!
Then there are people with ridiculous imaginations on hyper-drive, drawing endless energy from the Etheric. Craig Martelle is one such. Loved his End Times Alaska series. Michael Anderle is another. You know, the godfather of the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. It's like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but huger. Runaway imaginations, squared.
And now we're in space with a cast of many dozens. It is a sign of something when a cast of characters is at the BEGINNING of a book. Actually, thinking of some much-loved books that hid the cast road map in some appendix, I greatly appreciated the placement at the beginning. The descriptions did not all make sense at first--why so much attention to "mechs"??--but all was soon clear.
Here we have an armed force going to war. It's really not a very large army. Every person has a story--and a name. Good. They should. A lot of characters made the jump from Earth to space. I'm glad to see them again. Some fresh characters join the good guys, though most are in supporting roles, something like the Star Trek security guy who just has a first name. Expendable? But war is full of sudden vacancies.
I particularly liked the convoluted misinformation with the Crenellians. Every truth has two falsehoods plus a third lie of omission. Their cold-bloodedness was unnerving. Good writing.
It's great that there is more of this series ready to go. In some ways it's pulp fiction--but that never stopped Sam Spade or Conan (the barbarian, not the late night host). And in other ways it's darn good writing, whether one book comes out every month or every year. Personally I'm glad for the blistering pace.
The Bad Company is a winner. Looking forward to more.
Top reviews from other countries
Plenty of action , laughs and even a few tears . This is gonna be a awesomely brilliant series and I’m already itching to see what happens nxt