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Son of Justice (The Justice Trilogy Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01C37BKQU
- Publisher : Kindle Press (April 12, 2016)
- Publication date : April 12, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3325 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #188,614 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That's where Eli Jayson comes in. He's joined the ranks of a military where most of the privates are orphans from Earth, raised in an institutional environment that promotes a level of forceful competition unwelcome in general society. Not Eli, though. He's incognito; his real surname is "Justice" and his father is the renowned commander of the "Shiale" alliance of four races, human, Telgoran, Waa, and Minith. Eli grew up on Waa, was trained in weapons-handling by truly-fierce Minith warriors. He learned a bit of all three non-human languages. And he's determined to make it on his own, without trading on the family name.
All he needs to do is not stand out.
That, he discovers, is an impossible task when you can almost defeat one of the Hulk-sized green Minith with their own oversized staves, or understand what they are muttering when the Minith sergeants conspire to wash out large numbers of the human soldiers and send them back to Earth.
Then he manages to enlist the help of one of the stand-offish Telgoran natives of the world where they are training, and use his assistance to win the unwinnable test assignment. His "Kobayashi Maru" victory lands him in a court martial.
If you have already encountered the worlds of the Shiale alliance, the name of Justice is familiar. I, however, was unacquainted with "The Peace Warrior" trilogy, but decided to buy this novel when I saw the title on Kindle Scout. (I had missed the campaign to nominate it.) Now that I've nearly finished the tale of Grant Justice's son, I've purchased the omnibus volume of the trilogy to read. Better late than never!
Either way, I strongly recommend "Son of Justice" for mil-SF fans and coming-of-age-tale readers alike. Eli Justice is a winner.
By any name!
As the story opens, we enter the world of Eli Justice, son of the human who lead the way to freeing the races of the Shiale Alliance from the tyranny of the Minith forces. Training to become a soldier on a world with a very limited habitable zone is certainly not easy, especially when your training is in the hands of the very species that recently lost the war.
The story takes leads us through from training to deployment, and beyond, taking some very surprising turns along the way.
The various races stand out against each other, and the tensions between them is in every thread of the story. But more than that, the author brings us characters who shine out beyond the majority of their individual races, each with real goals and feelings.
I'm just sorry I didn't pick up the Peace Warrior series first... but that's being rectified immediately...
I liked the sci-fi world building. it felt like I was in an alien planet with the characters. It wasn't the best but it was enough for me to get lost in it and enjoy the ride.
Unless something profoundly bad happens in the second book, I see myself reading the entire Justice saga.
Top reviews from other countries
Eli Justice enlists under an assumed name so that he can prove himself on his own merits. A natural leader, like his father, he soon utilises his tactical brain in unusual ways.
Yes, similar storylines have been turned out a million times before, in positive and negative ways. This is a very easy positive read - you'll get through it quickly - it is well written, the relationships in particular are well done, and the action flows so well. This has enticed me enough to buy one of the author's other books about Eli's father!
I received a free copy as part of the Kindle Scout scheme, but this in no way influences my words. This is an honest review.
Oh and I'll keep buying the next books if they all turn out as good as this one. Keep it up!
If your a potential buyer then make sure to give it a try and you'll understand the rave.
Well done Steven as compelling as the others please keep up the good work.
The IS free of all swear WORDS and just a hint of boy meets girl. I would like to meet the main character's again
THE OLD MAN