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Star Corps by Ian Douglas
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bookshelves: action-adventure, marines, miltary-sci-fi, sci-fi, space-adventure, space-battle, space-opera
Read in January, 2009

I own the entire Legacy Trilogy, purchased from a local borders book store. This book was exceptionally well written. The author infuses his knowledge as a retired naval officer into his writing and he sets up the space-faring U.S. Marines in an exciting world that is highly detailed and well thought out.

This premiere story is set in the year 2138, and the contrived gadgets and technologies are excellently described by the author. The young main protagonist, John Garroway, was well developed. You get to see how he thinks, and that is a critical part of building any classic character. There are lots of battles in this one, as the heroic Marines race across several light years to liberate their imprisoned distant human relatives from the clutches of an evil alien race called the Ahanu.

But before the crusade in outer space begins, there is a struggle on earth: political standards clash with human rights and voiced personal beliefs, as the national government officials deliberate with military elites upon the profitability of sponsoring the Marines on their very expensive mission. And ultimately, a compromise has to be made...

As a fellow author of a sci fi action Trilogy [The DSNG Chronicles], I highly recommend this series, because it is well paced, well written and action packed. It is definitely worth adding to your collection if you are a fan of Military Sci Fi works and you enjoy technical descriptions tied to ingenious gadgets and futuristic technology.
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