Dark Operator: A Military Science Fiction Special Forces Thriller Hardcover – January 28, 2021
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- Publisher : Galaxy's Edge Press (January 28, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 356 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949731472
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949731477
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.08 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,822,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I do not usually review books I enjoy, and I think I will start doing that as I often thoroughly enjoy a good book and do not give the author a good review.
I will start with the good reviews tomorrow. I just did not enjoy this book. The main character is sooooooo boring. He has zero flaws, and everyone loves him. The enemy/antagonist is who? Never figured it out. The book is about a Dark Ops solo mission to galaxy's edge planet to stop terrorism. The vast majority if this book is the main protagonist going around and watching the local authorities do their job/train and him consulting them on better methods. Yep. Consulting. Small amounts of action and legionaire flashbacks are not quite enough to get past the sluggish pace of a zero-flaw, boring, super vanilla D.O. agent consulting local authorities to train and apprehend nameless terrorists. I couldn't finish this book. I read 80% according to my kindle. I just could not finish it. The pace was just to painful. 80% in and he is still consulting local authorities about their improper prisoner treatment. Important stuff, but so is accounting. Both boring to the reader. Thank u for a wonderful series though. I will continue to buy your Galaxy’s Edge books.
This book gives us an inside glimpse at someone who is a step beyond the (freaking awesome) galactic honey badgers who are bringing the KTF to every karking kelhorn that threatens the Republic. Instead of a one-dimensional 100% jocked up killer (which still would have been awesome) we are introduced to someone who is humble, wise, thoughtful, and dedicated on top of being 100% ready to KTF.
There are easily a dozen or more sections worth highlighting in this novel that are not only character-defining for Kel, but also applicable concepts that you can take away for your own life story. If you're into Galaxy's Edge at all you definitely won't want to miss out. Besides, it was awesome, and I was highly entertained.
Tolkien and Lewis drew from their experiences in both World Wars, Haldeman served in Vietnam, and Carr spent an entire career in the GWOT.
Military SciFi is not about accurate and plausible small unit tactics, technical gear descriptions, or assaults out of starships, just like fantasy isn’t really about swords, magic, and dragons. Somehow they are both at their core about the heart of man and the state of humanity.
This book specifically is about the heart of a warrior, a heart that remains steadfast regardless of service, country... and galaxy.
Check it out and get hooked. Circle back around to the original series when you get the chance too and you won’t be disappointed!
So was it worth it to stay up so late?
More than worth it!
I may be a little sleep deprived but I am story enriched!!!
Galaxy’s Edge keeps getting better and better.
Just when you think you’ve just read the best story you could imagine then they come out with “Dark Operator”.
It blew me away at how capable and efficient a lone operator can be.
This story shows us everything in an operator’s arsenal. His skills are second to none, whether they be on the battlefield or in a political meeting and everything in between.
This book really impressed me and I couldn’t put it down.
Thanks Doc, Jason and Nick for superb storytelling!
That said, of every book of theirs I've read, this one, by far, makes me care about the characters as people, not just as plot vehicles, more than any of the other books. I want to know more about Kel. I developed a bond with the general, and was enthralled by him.
Excellent writing. This series is tremendously enjoyable!