If you are American, and love military sci fi, this is your book nay Series Everyone else, once you can choke down the central premise that the American s are the dominant faction after the cleansing of Earth not unbelievable, just difficult as the jingoism is extreme here it s a cracking piece of writing, great characters, concepts and writing are on show here Given the garish art on the cover I nearly skipped it, and I m glad I didn t I ve already bought the next three books in the series. violence, hatred and goreI agree with the guy who noted that Carella s political preaching and vicious attacks on anyone who diverges from his views got very old very fast Clearly his solution to political diversity is round up all them commie liberals and put them in the work camps or better yet, just beat them to death and save the expense of feeding them And he wouldn t shut up about it long enough for me to just read the story, either So no Carella books for me, purely for that reason He s an okay writer, though too fond of cardboard characters and us vs them attitudes I was hoping the LDS missionaries would offer some leaven to the grab your gun and blast the Eetee s head off theme, but not really, though the one missionary left behind at the end of the book might help the next books develop into something than shoot em ups I just don t want to be smothered in any of this spewed bile, so won t be reading further. WARNING Contains Violence, Strong Language And Adult Content They Picked A Fight With The Wrong Species A NATION AT WAR The United Stars Of America Born In The Conflagration Of Unprovoked Alien Attack, The Newest Entrant To Galactic Politics Took The Few Crumbs Of Hypertech Gifted To It And Ran With Them, Soon Expanding Over Dozens Of Star Systems And Establishing A Wide Trade Network, Protected By Its Powerful Navy And The Dreaded Warp Marines A FIGHT TO THE DEATH A Single Marine Platoon, Tasked With Protecting An Embassy On A Hostile Alien Planet An Embassy And The Human Enclave Around It That Soon Finds Itself Surrounded By Armed Mobs Can The Marines And A Ragtag Band Of Civilian And Navy Personnel Survive Long Enough To Be Rescued Do you like your aliens deep fried, broiled, or sushi style Maybe just shot in the face No holds bared military Sci fi Enjoyed it. I enjoyed this one A great read One of those you look forward to getting back into when you simply must put it down Not a brilliant work but, a really fun and good read., Non stop military action Dead aliens abound. Raw, crude, totally believable to anyone who served in the military The story line was engaging and interesting My biggest complaint, and the reason for only two stars, was the lack of editing the repeated words, the wrong word for the context, and the almost unreadable sentences I finally gave up trying to decipher Example describing non stop use of a machine was twenty for seven instead of twenty four seven Yes, any competent proofreader, or beta reader, would have caught that type of mistake Another was the repetition of words It seemed the author couldn t decide on the exact sentence structure he wanted to use, and instead of cleaning it up after making his decision, left them both The military style of language in the field language, not the bureaucratic mumble speak of the offices got a bit wearing, but I know that s how they talk in today s military and don t expect it would change in the future With a lot of proofreading and editing this would have rated 5 stars, but because it felt like it went through the authors spellchecker once, and totally skipped the eyes of a beta reader or two, before publishing, I had to give it only two stars If the lack of proofreading and editing won t bother you, you will enjoy this realistic, action packed tale. In preparation for the newest book in the series In Dread Silence I realized that I had to re read all of the previous titles as it had been much too long since I d met up with my favorite Warp Marine friends Decisively Engaged is an excellent book it draws you in from page one and just keeps the action churning I d definitely recommend it if you re a fan of the Military SciFi Genre especially so if you love small unit tactics While there is some ship to ship combat, this book doesn t really give it enough weight.My full review is here on Zone Six. I bought it because it was on sale the reviews looked decent if not many so far solid writing with clear historic precedent in the Boxer Rebellion always a pleasure when an author picks an unusual setting.Also the author throws in a number of famous quotes which can be interesting to look for. j ai mis 3 toiles parce que j ai lu jusqu au bout et que je suis bon lecteur quand il s agit d exploits militaires alors que d autres trouveront ce genre ennuyeux et sans int r t r server donc aux amateurs de combats dans le style America vs the universe et son lot de soldats pr ts tout Chaque page est un massacre sans beaucoup de r pit m me si la politique et la situation de l Homme dans l univers des aliens est vaguement voqu e Cela rappelle tout de m me fortement la colonisation le primitif d fendant sa terre contre l envahisseur plus duqu quip serait plus juste on sait alors comment cela finira m me si l auteur sacrifie certains personnages plut t attachants C est plaisant lire y compris les descriptions techniques de l arsenal militaire m me si on grince parfois des dents tant les traits sont forc s Reste que l essentiel des batailles se d roule au sol Je m attendais des batailles spatiales Ce sera peut tre pour le prochain opus
C.J discovered his obsession with making up crap and writing it down at the age of 6, when he wrote his first short story, back in the days when the Cold War was still on and the only mobile devices were the wrist watch and the walkie talkie He s been making up crap and writing it down for fun and profit ever since.
- Kindle Edition
- 276 pages
- Decisively Engaged (Warp Marine Corps, #1)
- C.J. Carella
- 22 August 2019 C.J. Carella