Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year
We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news.
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.
When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are.
I'd better start at the beginning.
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Craig Alanson and RC Bray have created an addictive series
Started at 4 stars. Went up from there.
What can I say. Like others thought. This book was way better than I anticipated. The narrator was excellent. And so perfect for the characters. The subject, story line. Although maybe not as “science fiction” with emphasis on the”science” part/ Especially in terms of the educational experience that can be the byproduct of such things. It was still thoroughly enjoyable and certainly no less educational then most other science fiction books anyway. Still I just had a good time throughout the whole book and really laughed a lot more then with most books. So all that brings me to 5 stars. Rating against most others of its genre deserves the kudos.
This was an epic book for me. Star Trek for the military guys out there! Great read. Also amazing narrator. I hope book one is as good as book 2!!!!