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- Print Length: 324 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061059722
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2009
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001AW2OWY
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Brothers in Arms (Scott St. Andrew Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Then at page 98, the colonies are in revolt against Terra and the cadets are asked to choose sides (reminiscent of the U.S. Civil War). They go for early conditioning, but something interrupts it and cadets die. But he lives. Rumors of the war arrive. So much news that it is hard to keep track- even after 3 tries, it is not clear to me who massacred whom. The author should have separated the subjects into separate novels; it is just too much.
Yes, he must dodge attackers, by using some fancy mental manipulation of the real world (he imitates a comic book hero). Then he .................. darn, you would not believe what happens next.
When war breaks out between the Earth Alliances and the colonies, choices have to be made, but Scott believes whole heartedly in the Code and does not want to break it even to support the colony that is his homeworld. Circumstances overtake him however, and he is forced to undergo the Racinian conditioning three years ahead of schedule so that he can fight in the war.
When Exeter is invaded and the academy taken, Scott and a number of other cadets make a break for it. In the process, many of them are killed but Scott, Paul, Halitov and others steal a ship and escape. Upon landing at a base on a far colony, Scott is summarily promoted to 2nd lieutenant and thrown into the deep. He is given troops and a mission to perform, which he does despite a mutiny. Then he is promoted again! Scott is bewildered. One year on from joining the academy, he is a captain and leading men into battle despite his fears and insecurities.
This is an action packed and fast paced book. A little too fast in my opinion. From cadet to captain in less than a year? The book felt very rushed... good, but rushed. This one has more action within its pages than perhaps three normal books and the promotion thing stretches believability too far.
If you can ignore the tempo of promotions, which you can if you like mil sci-fi as much as I do, you will fing this one well worth buying. :¬)