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- Publisher: Swordworks; 2 edition (December 9, 2013)
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Our hero, Spartan, is now a Lieutenant in the Alliance Marine Corps awaiting his next assignment. Spartan is not your typical Lt. No, he's a Mustang that came up through the ranks fighting his way every step. He's in the Marine's because it was better than going to prison but now he's settled and even has a wife and Son.
In the last book, Spartan and the Confederation finally defeated the Echidna Rebellion with some pretty horrendous casualties on both sides. Spartan also found himself fighting some huge man-made creatures that were created by some deranged zealot scientist. This monsters caused a lot of damage and just about turned the tied of the war until Spartan and his compatriots found a planet dedicated to the research and construction of these synthetic monsters. One such creature that had just been created actually realised he had a brain and decided that he should not be fighting against Spartan but should join him against his terrible creators. Oh, yeah, Frankenstein would feel right at home in these books.
So now we have the synthetics or Biomechs or as they are now called, the Jötnar, joining forces with Spartan and the tide of the battle begins to turn. It turns so much that the Echidna Rebels have been driven out of Alliance space except for small pockets of resistance that should be taken care of with no problems. The Alliance needs time to rebuild it's military, both the ground forces and the Navy. So as usual, it convenes a conference of all the top brass and civilians who might have any thoughts on this reconstruction and also includes some of the people who actually fought in the wars. Spartan is one of the unlucky ones that get sent to Nova Prime for this huge time wasting conference. He knows he's going to be bored to hell but can't do much about it.
Meanwhile, word is out that a civilian cruiser going from planet A to B has been attacked and totally destroyed. A Navy task force is sent to the region of Hyperion to investigate. It just so happens that Teresa, that is Sergeant Moranto, who also happens to be Spartan's wife, is sent along with other Marines to go to ground if necessary. Unfortunately, this task force gets pretty much destroyed except for one ship that manages to get away. It tells it's story of the planet Hyperion. It seems like the zealots have occupied the planet and have turned it into some kind of fortress that destroys anything that comes near it. Unknown to Spartan is that his wife, Sgt Moranto has survived the destruction of the ship she was on and has formed an attack force on Hyperion but they are grossly out number.
So to the rescue comes Spartan, himself. And he does this all on a Lieutenants' pay!
These books are fun to read even if they are purely science fiction. The interplay between Spartan and his friendly Jötnar is interesting and keeps things exciting. Spartan is the hero everyone needs to have around when the going gets tough.
These books are full of war fighting, a lot of farfetched science fiction which doesn't get too complicated, and certainly entertaining.
OK lets look at this book. This is part six of a three part series what more can I say. Still it works for me. You can not always fit things into nice neat packages no matter how hard you try.
Thanks again Mike T
An Honest Post Script
Michael I think about it and then think about it. I am sorry you are going to have to do at least one more book on this to tie up some more loose ends I am staring at with my minds eye. I have to do this to you and everyone else but I do need at least one more book about and to do with this story. PLEASE!! I need some completion to these happenings
His style of writing close quarter combat is among the very best in the business. In this latest installment he's given us an update on Spartan and Co, while setting up what is obviously a final chapter in the battle against the Zealots and Enchidna.
I can't wait to see how it unfolds. I can honestly say that I've never read a "bad" book by this author. His "Seige Series" is some of the best battle orientated Sci-Fi out there. His newer Black Legion series is stellar as well.
Start at book #1 and you'll be hooked!
For heaven's sake, Michael, invest some of your money in your business and have someone edit your books! I'm not talking about the type of editing that involves control over plot and/or characters, I'm talking about simple proof-reading for errors.
To sum up, this book continues a good story but it can be difficult to concentrate on the story when language errors disturb the "flow" of your reading experience.