On Silver Wings Kindle Edition
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So on many levels this is a well crafted and enjoyable story. The technobabble is enjoyable and well thought out terms ( to me ). It should just be a larger book. I know these days many short books (which I refer to as chapters) are needed to keep the writer in food, clothing and shelter. So it's not going to change just for me. I'm definitely going to read the whole series if it continues to entertain as this first story has. My only complaint is the very large list of characters. Which I'm sure will develop into more in later books. I think this is going to be a great series to read.
Then...One night I was desperate for something to read. I had this book On Silver Wings in my wish list and it had been there for a while. I thought the title just sounded - it sounded "girly" and it was "about a woman soldier." I looked at the reviews and so many people liked it I thought I'd give it a chance. What a fool I was. I should've read this book and the entire series long ago. Hell of a good book. Hell of a lead character. I don't know if Mr. Currie got some advice from women about how women think, but I learned some things that 26 years of marriage and 3 sisters hadn't taught me. Apparently I have a rock like skull and it takes a long time for to learn.... I asked my wife to read some things from it and asked her if that's how women thought, and she generally agreed with the author's writing. Enough about the female/male thing - this is a great series. PERIOD. The protagonist is a SOLDIER fighting in desperate circumstances. She has skill, brains, courage and a gut full of "I WILL NOT QUIT.' I love the story line and Mr. Currie's imagination never seems to run dry. Give these books a shot - I bet you'll like them. P.S. I learned my lesson. Female protagonists are now very welcome in my Kindle. Thank you Evan Currie - you rock.
I'm writing the same review for all the books in the series.
Conversely, there was some odd editing to these books that actually left entire words out of sentences. For instance, this is a line from book 6:
"They'd apparently able to gain ground after the Poland had thinned the defenders deeper inside the city,..."
Another weird edit was using the wrong preposition: "..as she climbed her Titan back to its feet and disgustedly tossed away the ruined pulse cannon she'd be using."
You'll find this in all the books and it can be a bit annoying but, for me, not sufficient to detract a star. Only to bemoan the degradation of the English language in the hands of millennials and social media.
There was a lot of math/physics, as well, but not so overwhelming or key to the plot that you need to either understand it or spend too much time trying to figure it out. For me, could be true I don't know, I don't need it to be but it sure would be cool if it is.
Lack of Character Development. as in there is almost none whatsoever.
Space Combat: It's boring. i had to stop myself from skipping ahead.
A fairly entertaining story and interesting ground combat.
i liked the book well enough to buy the next two books in the series, and just finished the second one, that being said, in all honesty, it's nothing special, and judging from my experience with the author's work in fanfiction, i expected better.
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