Newly promoted Captain Michael Sheridan finds himself leading a company of untried Marines against their enemy, the Kurgans, dug in on Illum Prime. Fighting for survival, Sheridan and his mentor, Master Sergeant Alan Cole, must do all they can to keep their people alive not only from the Kurgans but from traitors hidden in plain sight. From the deserts of Illum Prime, to the depths of space, the Kurgan War continues.
Get an editor!
So far so good but the awful lack of editing is very annoying. I’d’ve taken advantage of the feedback feature in iBooks but I don’t want to work for free.
A real editor isn’t that expensive and pays off in the long run.
I expect the rest of the series suffers from the same lack of editing (wrong words, mysterious commas, obvious typos) but we’ll see how it goes when I finish this volume.
Too many miraculous escapes
While this is an easy series to read I had to stop after the second book because of the mounting number of unbelievable escapes that Sheridan has. While most seem plausible there are just so many of them that it just made me want to stop caring about the characters, and this with eight more books to go.
Wait! The author changed the style.
The first book was good. I saw a few holes in the logic or plot, but overall good characters and story. This, however, seemed like the author kept throwing some poorly conceived impossible twist at the main characters. One second they're safe(ish) and in two sentences suddenly a sneaky robot appears. Along with a drone that wasn't there and a squad of troops materialize. It felt like the author was writing one night but before starting again got angry about not getting laid. Picked up the pen and took it out on the plot. Once or twice I understand, but every chance? I can't continue reading this series. Sorry, I hate leaving a bad review.