The Morcai Battalion (The Morcai Battalion #1)
The galaxy is on the brink of disaster, the long-awaited truce torn apart by an unprovoked attack. The colony whose residents represented more than a hundred planets has been destroyed, and the new vision for unity in the universe is at risk.
Faced with a war that would mean destruction and chaos, one man has stepped f...more
I love this book. I read the older version as it was sent o ...more
First, this is not a romance. It is sci-fi with very light romance elements. It was a nice break from what I've been reading lately. While I thought the plotting was clumsy at times, and the dialog was straight out of a certain celebrated TV series that survives to this day, I enjoyed this fast-paced read. There is a ton of action, as well as high tensions from racial misunderstandings when humans and a combat troop of aliens are forced to work together to survive a traitorous attack f ...more
But Morcai Battalion was a pleasant change from her regular formula books. I'm not big on sci-fi, but I like variety now and then and this was a good story.
This is a book with graphic violence that makes the Nazi death camps look like a Girl Scout picnic.
Bad aliens have attacked yet another clone colony killing millions. Only this time, they tortured and murdered the only son of an enemy’s emperor. The bad aliens also kidnaped his daughter and stole technological spheres that could lead to the total destruction of hundreds of races.
A human ship is sent to provide emergency assistance, recover the VIPs, and the spheres ...more
I found the world building well developed. Where humanity was at that time and place, the society and it's mores were b ...more
Stylistically weak, heavy overuse of words like "tone" and "green," quite a few sci fi stereotypes (although it seems this was written before they Were stereotypes), and I wish there was sex what with all the repression going on. The plot, however, is engaging and I found it hard to put down and really very enjoyable.
Todd McLaren does a magnificent reading of this book on audio. I wish I could add him to my favorites somehow, bec ...more
I hate spoilers so....basically two "star-crossed lovers", bound by military protocol with a little interspecies incompatibility. (The ...more
Althought Ms Palmer put the "romantic" elements back into this revised edition, I would still call this a space opera rather than sci-fi romance, as the romances between the various protagonists are rather subtle.
The naming of people, places and things are a bit awkward, especially listening to them in audio, but overall, it's not a bad start ...more
All of the alien terms in the beginning of the book were a bit off-putting but I got past that and finished the book. I'd give the book a 2.5 overall. Some actions the characters took made no sense and the whole story depended on them. It was the author's first novel so hopefully the sequels will be better.
Interesting SF with a touch of romance. (No icky stuff, if that makes any difference to the SF people.) Alien races, intergalactic war, interspecies treaties and laws, and new tech. It's a little obvious that the tech was updated for the rerelease, but not glaringly so. I enjoyed it enough to be glad there was a sequel!
Snorted!! ..never a good sign.
Maybe it gets better in book 2?
Susan Spaeth Kyle was born in 1946 in Randolph County, Georgia. She attended school in Atlanta and graduated in 1964 from Chamblee High School in Chamblee, Georgia.
In 1991, at the age of 44, she went back to college and graduated summa cum laude. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with minors in anth ...more