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Iron Dragoons (Terran Armor Corps Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B06XXYW6K5
- Publisher : Triplane Press (March 30, 2017)
- Publication date : March 30, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 4128 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 378 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,370 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I’ve never read Richard Fox’s work before and I have developed a healthy dose of skepticism regarding indie authors and marketing. When I saw he had won the Dragon Award, I decided to give it a shot, having long sice bought it on sale based on the stunning cover alone.
As I dove into the book, I realized I was wrong to doubt. This book is excellent. Seriously, a great example of the military sci-fi genre, and a real showcase for the good that happens when a soldier decides to write what they know.
The powered armor concept shown in this book (and, I understand, also in the Ember War books, which this is a sort of sequel to) is very well thought out and executed. The training scenes, both the rigors of the qualifying evolutions and the action they contain, is top notch.
This is the first book in a series, and I think it speaks volumes that I’ve already bought the second book.
Final Verdict: Highly Recommended.
I feel like a guy that picked up a dollar bill laying on the ground when then is elated to discover it's actually a hundred dollar bill! Yes, it's that good. I pity any fan of this genre that does not read this most excellent read from this master storyteller. If you like Isaac Hooke (Rade Galaal series) or John Ringo (A Hymn Bedore Battle) then you will be delighted.
For those who want to see a mech training program and an introductory live fire event, this is great. Military buffs have plenty to look at and appreciate. My only challenge with it was that I went in expecting more daring and adventure rather than packing it all at the end after all the training and testing. Even so, I had a lot of fun following all the characters through the story. It could be I went in expecting book 2 of a series and got book 1. I still enjoyed it.
There's a subtext of the religious views of some of the Armor (the name for the military group) that plays an interesting part, and the view of religion as a positive influence in their lives was refreshing to me.
Top reviews from other countries
Anyway, this is one of those “kid joins some military unit, goes through training then had to face real action before he is ready, but stands up to the challenge” stories. Not a shock to anyone.
So, Roland joins the Iron Dragoons, an elite unit that fight in armoured suits. Earth seems in conflict with some beastly aliens and the Iron Dragoons are the boys and girls that can make the difference. The team he works with, including the alien Cha’ril, are entertaining as is some of the mysticism surrounding the Iron Dragoons.
So fun and easy reading. We knew that.
Having said it's the usual stuff, it's still good enough for me to get the 2nd in the series
I'll admit to being a fussy sci-fi reader and this ticked all the boxes and left me shaking my kindle for more. (I literally let out a "gah!" Of horror upon discovering I'd finished it)
Seriously awesome book.