Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Soldier (Rise of the Jain #1) By: Neal Asher

The Soldier (Rise of the Jain #1)The Soldier by Neal Asher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven't read alot of Mr Asher's work, but I do know most of what he writes is in my "wheelhouse" lots of wild ideas, interesting worldbuilding and tons of action.

The Soldier, which is the start of a new set of books, delivers that. It is a 10000 miles a second. It has a ton of the boom in it and it rips along. You always win me over with the weird and outlandish science...so its a good time and a fast read.

That being said, I dock it one star, due for the fact for all the shooting and zooming and booming, the story came across a bit thin, granted this might be because its part one..so I am taking that with a grain of salt.

All in all.......if you are fan of military scifi, and have NOT read Neal Asher ...pick it up

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Eisenhorn Omnibus By: Dan Abnett

Eisenhorn (Eisenhorn, #1-3)Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I never was one much for what you might call police procedural type books. However stick them into another setting (such as my apparently eternal Warhammer dive) and I am all over them.

Inquistors in Warhammer are basically the law, they keep chaos at bay and enforce the will of the emperor. I will say upfront that in my list of favorite characters in science fiction, Eisenhorn is on that list. Over the course of the omnibus, he goes from "good cop" to a very well rounded out, broken character that realizes what he is fighting and is more open to the world around him.

Fast paced, action packed, and just well done all round. If you into military scifi or just great action storytelling, this is it (but you probably know this already)

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