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The Emperor's Finest

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
War is the field for the Empire's young officers to make a name for themselves, their chance to shine. When war calls again, Commander Niel Morrison, the scion of one of the Empire's greatest naval families, jumps at the opportunity. For Lieutenant Arien Noble, it is her last chance to save her quickly sinking marine career. It seems a perfect relationship, destined to giv ...more
Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published February 2012 by Amazon
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Good science fiction military space opera. The characters are real and, sometimes painfully so. I like that the warfare scenes are unpleasant and not fun. Hey, remember, war is not fun. This book is for people who have read so much military fiction that they look for detail like, what does a support craft do when the pickup zone is under fire.

This story reminds us that "War is fought by human beings" per Carl von Clausewitz. I did not like the emotional turmoil the characters went through in bet
K. M. Herkes
Let me start with the good stuff: I enjoyed this book. It jumps right into a plot plot based on an almost-British Empire-type navy Space Marine elements. The atmosphere of honor and bureaucracy was beautifully evoked from the first page. The characters are memorable and vividly described, they have full lives and real problems, and the action and battle descriptions are compelling.

Also, the ending is perfect.

That would be 4 stars. Except.

I stopped noting spelling and punctuation errors within
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Mar 22, 2012 Melissa Cuevas rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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