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- Print Length: 253 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008UEHJ9I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Valkyrie Burning (On Silver Wings Book 3) Kindle Edition
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I got hooked on this series of books written by Evan Curie. It is great Science Fiction and his writing style and storyline seen to be a combination like Starship Troopers and the Halo’s Master Chief. The main difference is that his primary character is a super warrior named Sargent Sorillia and she is truly something else. Modified with the latest technology and armor that mankind has developed she is a unmatched soldier that is an unstoppable force. Even the toughest warriors of the Alliance find that fighting her is a real problem.
I really liked this book and the storyline is full of top notch action and adventure. For me these books have been on par with the best books written on the Halo series. I love military Sci-Fi and this is a great series. I have already purchased the next two 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.
General Kane gets radar reports of unidentified ships approaching his orbital:
' A glance at the plots told him that they had another ten minutes before the enemy reached maximum estimated engagement range.
Likely the battle wouldn’t begin then. Few commanders worth their salt would open up at the maximum range in the situation they were looking at. No, they’d close a little more, firm up their target locks, and loose the dogs when they had a better chance of critical strikes. The problem was that, against immobile targets like a tether station and a satellite network, that range wasn’t going to be as close as he’d prefer them to be.
Currie, Evan (2012-08-06). Valkyrie Burning (On Silver Wings Book 3) (Kindle Locations 2355-2359). . Kindle Edition.
There are misspellings, and in trying to give an omni-view, readers must hop from one ship to another, one confrontation to another, now including enemy viewpoints. Sergeant Aida deals with jungle enemies her way:
'Yir had been a Sentinel for less than three planetary cycles, but in that time he’d seen action on four worlds. Sentinels were not ones to sit idle. They either fought or they trained to fight, and that was the way things were and the way they liked it. It was the reason they, he, became Sentinels in the first place.
This mission was different than most, though only due to the sheer distance from Alliance center as far as he was concerned. Most times they served an expedition on worlds that actually mattered , as opposed to some nowhere planet out in the literal back arms of the galaxy.
Other than that, a jungle was a jungle, in his opinion.
For this reason, it was perhaps forgivable that he froze momentarily when, as he was following his fellow scout through this simple jungle, he saw a shadow drop from above and drive the other Lucian to the dirt. The lapse only lasted an instant, but it was an instant in which both the shadow and his fellow Sentinel were out of site, hidden from him by the jungle foliage. When he passed, Yir surged forward with his weapon at the ready, only to find a dead Lucian on the ground and not a single hint of what killed him. '
Currie, Evan (2012-08-06). Valkyrie Burning (On Silver Wings Book 3) (Kindle Locations 3236-3245). . Kindle Edition.
Space maneuvers can be pictured if you re-read the passage; but at first, it only seems like hammering defenses and shouted commands to 'fire railguns!' And it repeats the line about high acceleration 'would turn the crew into paste' way too often. If you can believe it, the Sergeant is tougher than Rambo. (minus two stars)