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Epic: Dawn of Destiny Paperback – November 14, 2006
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"Not being of a religious nature myself, I found Scott's faith, which does not overwhelm the book but merely adds a dimension to his character, quite palatable and even believable. He is a normal guy, a regular recruit who will get his chance to shine through action, just as it happens in real life." - Kelly Jensen, SFCrowsnest
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The story is solid, it keeps the reader engaged and interested and never veers off far enough to loose your interest. The character depth is outstanding, being an avid King reader I have come to be very picky about connecting with the characters in a story. Lee Stephen does an excellent job at connecting the reader to each of the characters, you don't just read about them you feel for them, experience their ups and downs, and hope for their success.
The story itself is very believable, enough detail is given to make the story seem authentic without overselling it. The world he creates begins to take on a life of its own, with a bit of its history revealed but also with questions left unanswered. The unanswered questions leave you wanting more, you start wanting to understand and find the same answers the characters are searching for. There were times I found myself trying to understand something only to find on the next page a character asking the very same questions, as if we were in this world together. It is a world that I already desire to get back to and see what is going on and it is my hope that Mr. Stephen gains enough backing and support to continue this series.
If you haven't picked this up I highly recommend it. It is outside of my normal genre yet I found it terrific, hopefully all those who read it will too.
A platoon is led by a lieutenant with a sergeant 2ic. A colonel commands a brigade sized force consisting of multiple companies of 4 platoons. A colonel would never be wasted in direct command of a single sorry platoon, he would be calling the shots and running the battlefield from behind the lines.
Who in the heck sends a single platoon to repel a freaking alien invasion with no backup, air support, or orbital fleet support?
And "Falcon Platoon"??? What the crap is that? What is this, the boy scouts? What about something like, 2nd platoon A company?
Commander is usually a Naval rank and would normally belong to someone commanding his own ship, or at least the exec on a larger ship. Why would a man who should be running his own ship be on the ground flushing out a sniper instead of instructing his gunnery officer to take him out with a kinetic bombardment?
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After reading this book, I was prepared to give it an average review at best. There were several items that I thought could have been better in the story; these are outlined below. However, after taking an extra day to think about it, I decided I really couldn't give it anything less than five stars. This is a very, very entertaining story and the author does a good job of pulling you in and keeping the story rolling.
There were a few items that I thought could use some improvement:
- Scott Remington performs several difficult missions that no one else is able to pull off over the course of this book. However, the author makes these missions seem almost too easy for Remington. If they are so difficult, how can he complete them with the reletive ease that we see in the story?
- Some extra time could have been devoted to developing the other characters a little bit better. While the the author does a decent job on his character development, none of the characters other than Remington are that memorable.
- Finally, the subplot with Remington and Nicole almost seems like an afterthought to the story, added after the rest of the plot has been completed, wherever room can be found to add it. The resulting conversations are also fairly unrealistic.Read more ›
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A very enjoyable read, I am excited to see what happens next and where circumstances will carry the main characters.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the series has developed marvelously. Each book in the series has become better and the story more intriguing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Drake
I enjoyed this book thoroughly, it was well written, had great characters, and the action scenes were some of the most well written I have ever read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carlos
A little better then 'meh'.
The lead character, Scott Remington, was incredibly Mary Sue. Read more
Interesting read with a lot of action, suspense and aliens. Great characters with interesting dialogue and a villain to hate. Ready to read the next book.Published 4 months ago by Barbara
I have absolutely no idea what this is. Just read a good mil SciFi where author was just nailing a lot of tactical nuances that you appreciate, if Mil is your thing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sgt Maj EMP
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was exciting and moved along quickly with no chance to get bored. Read morePublished 6 months ago by gayle53