- File Size: 1483 KB
- Print Length: 104 pages
- Publisher: Jonathon Fletcher; 7 edition (January 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009PK84WW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Josiah Trenchard and the Might of Fortitude: Space Navy Series Book 1 Kindle Edition
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I found the story to be compelling, the characters unique, and the plot easy to follow. The language, though written in British English was easy to follow for anyone who enjoys Doctor Who (no dictionary required). There was plenty of hard-hitting action as well as intrigue that spoke of further adventures.
Overall, I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to read the next one.
Fletcher also did a good job of explaining what technical things he needed to for the layperson to follow along, but without overdoing it. The action sequences moved nice and quickly and the dialogue rang true. This is a series I plan to continue reading.
So why four stars instead of five? There were a couple of stylistic things that rubbed me the wrong way. For example, I'm not a big fan of exclamation points in third-person narration. That alone, however, didn't cost it a star. I also felt that the bulk of the book was spent without much direction. I felt like I was just following Trenchard to work every day or something. I didn't feel like he had a specific goal he was trying to accomplish. We got important backstories and whatnot, but in the present we were just kind of drifting along with him... until we got to the bit about the space pirates. That's when things really started to kick ass. But in my opinion, that came too late. I felt like that should have been the bulk of the story, maybe with the important backstory bits peppered in here and there.
I enjoyed this book, and I enthusiastically recommend it to fans of the genre.
I generally am not a huge fan of hard-core sci-fi. I tend to like fantasy a bit better, but I have read some of John Ringo and Travis Taylor's books and I found Josiah Trenchard Part One The Might of Fortitude to be similarly entertaining. The story begins with the hero, Josiah Trenchard, in a battle against insurgents. He is almost killed by a black clad assassin who slashes his throat and leaves him bleeding and with a whispered message. He survives to become the executive officer of the newest class of space ships that are based on submarines of old. This book deals with the actions of Josiah and The Might of Fortitude's battle against space pirates. As always, I will not spoil the book by giving away details, but there is plenty of action, enough blood and gore to satisfy those who crave that, and a hint of mystery with the would-be assassin.
As I mentioned above, I am a former submarine sailor, so the rude and vulgar language was a trip back in time aboard the boat. Sailors do tend to curse a lot, so that part was authentic. Jonathon Fletcher also got most of the terminology correct, and I really liked the way he incorporated dolphins (submarine qualification pins) into the Space Navy.
The story was short, which made for a quick and easy read, but it did leave me wanting more. The book is filled with good characters, good dialogue, and lots of action. I will certainly be checking out the next installment of the series and I hope you will give Josiah Trenchard Part One The Might of Fortitude a chance!
My rating: 4 stars
The dialogue is fun and full of banter. The action scenes are crisp and enjoyable page turners. I was able to read the story over a long lunch.
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Not sure if I will buy book two