Dazed and nearly unconscious on his feet, the man staggered back, fighting the cyberware now and trying to retreat. Shows a helicopter fighting off a saber spider. I therefore expected them to have a real role in the story, but instead they primarily acted as background detail. That seems like a poor idea at best. The stage is set for an ultimate confrontation between the illegal corp. Speaking of characterization, many of the characters lack depth. And for Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, it is now home.
I could go on with a bunch of smaller details, but I'm trying to avoid nit-picking every last thing. The space station stayed in geosynchronous orbit directly above the large, sprawling urban maze that was Makaum. Frank Cage, a war veteran, who has spent the last few years as an instructor for soldiers sent to the front lines, has been posted to Markaum to train the green troops there. The man in front of him managed to set himself and unload a backfist. And he kept me hanging in just about every chapter. Anders looked at Sage again. It just gets the job done.
I'm not much for war books, even sci-fi-set-in-the-future. After spending 6 years training troops he wants back in the war against the Phrenorians. None of them made a move on the cot, not certain if he would return. Dietz, David Sherman, Robert Buettner, Steve Perry, Timothy Zahn, and more. The other characters of Master Sergeant have a good foundation for Odom to build upon as the series continues. Have you ever served under General Whitcomb? After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies.
If the planet's rich resources fall into enemy hands it could mean devastation for the Terran Army. He was hoping to change his luck. Fans of classics like Starship Troopers and The Forever War--as well as modern masters like Ian Douglas, Jack McDevitt, B. Mel Odom has written an adventure novel in the classic vein of pulp fiction and golden age science fiction. Corporal Trevor Anders dangled a brown bottle of local beer between his fingers as he watched one of the serving girls hustling drinks. Not much to carry, sir.
The lack of human or otherwise sentient habitation rendered the planet one fat prize for the corporations that had the capital to invest in the recovery of natural resources. Enemy troops and giant spiders are ripping into the Terran soldiers. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. In general they're just a regular moaner about life. The only good people, if we are to believe the book, are a handful of true believers in the military and a few natives. A colorful and large scale universe in which to play in. Surprisingly, I found the Phrenorian Captain, Zhoh GhiCemid, to be the most intriguing character of the book.
Part Avatar, part Halo, and part James Axler's Outlanders which he wrote a few, back in the day with a lot of fresh concepts that is all Odom. Something that the Phrenorians have sent their best warrior to secure. I look forward to more books in the series. He referred to the wristcomm he wore. There are numerous problems that are presented. Both are on planet in an embassy in a demilitarized zone around the major city.
Good to meet you, sir. As military science fiction thrillers go, Master Sergeant is a strong one, with more than enough plot threads and themes established to carry the reader through the rest of The Makaum War. I think it was that I was focusing too much on the excellent contents of the book. The Terran Army troopers call the planet Green Hell. I think there was a lot of potential here that just missed the target for me.
Everyone either crushes on him or hates him. Summary Fans of classics like Starship Troopers and The Forever War--as well as modern masters like Ian Douglas, Jack McDevitt, B. The named characters exhibit only one trait and sticks to it. Sage is eager to get back into the good fight but instead of being sent to fight in the conflict he is shipped off to Makaum. I know aome will like these better and I'm sorry to go with the lowest rating but I just didn't care enough to finish the book. Sure, it is a first in a series.