Fight the Good Fight
Corporal David Cohen thought he’d left war behind.
He was wrong.
The Terran Coalition faces repeated and brutal attacks from the repressive League of Sol. To defend his home planet, David trades his dream of becoming a rabbi for a battlefront in the far reaches of space. When particle beams fly, his courage under fire brings quick promotion. But in the lulls between...more
OK, a fairly serviceable yarn with a few strange anomalies like dumping Naval ranks for Army ranks. But it falls apart because of the atrociously heavy handed theme of the devout fighting the evil godless commies. The author needs to get some perspective on reality.
It follows the career of David Cohen, a Corporal in the Terran Coalition who is fighting a war against the League of Sol.
Through a series of events, Cohen ends up on the command track, and the story follows down that track with his various battles, loses, rises and falls. The story is obviously a Good vs Evil Story, with Cohen as the Leader of the Light, and someone else (No Spoiler ...more
New author Daniel Gibbs is a former computer engineer for the military and uses that training and exposure to IT to bring to life a military science fiction series he calls the Echoes of the Past – a universe centuries form now with so much fine characterizations delivering the tale that we almost forget we are in strange territory, and that is a gift too few sci-fi authors achiev ...more
I think this would have been a better, and considerably shorter, book if the author had laid off the Theology and stuck to the science fiction. When he was doing that, I liked the book a lot. I probably won't read the rest of the series. I don't like being preached at or sneaky proselytizing. ...more
David's father goes to war in space against the World Society and the League of Sol. He is lost and never returns.
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David was drafted into the Terran Coalition at 19, and has already been promoted to Corporal aboard the space frigate, Artemis. He s a bosun's mate assigned to damage control. When they are boarded in a fight with League of Sol forces, he goes above and beyond his duty and kills and repels the boarders long enough for their own space marines to ...more
David was such a strong and compelling lead character. He goes through a lot of ups and downs throughout the course of the novel and makes a large amount of decisions and as a reader I honestly felt like I agreed with him most of the time.
I liked the fact tha ...more
Clumsy and earnest. I felt buried by the repeated attempts at military jokes that all felt forced. As if someone had seen people laughing at the jokes but didn’t understand why, yet repeated them anyway and mangled the delivery to boot.
Really, that’s a good description for the whole. Written without understanding why.
I will continue to try to read, but this is garbage.
Clean prose, so it’s not excrement, but that’s damning with faint praise.
"The wisdom to know the difference."
Daniel Gibbs has written a well developed story marred by the over intrusion of the main character's inner angst and agonizing over the rights and wrongs of killing an individual whilst being in the military command and therefore condemning thousands to their deaths. Don't get me wrong: I am in no way saying here that military leaders should be immune to distress at the taking of even a single life: they should be if there ever could be ...more
Our main character David is an orthodox Jew and y ...more
When approached by a senior officer, David comes to realize that only in the sacrifices of th ...more
Corporal David Cohen was going to be a Rabbi however, instead, he finds a higher calling to go to war to fight for religious freedom when an intergalactic war breaks out between the league of SOL and the Terran coalition of planets. The League of SOL wants to conquer and destroy all religious and other freedoms at all coasts and The Terran coalition is determined to stop them. David Cohen who prays for peace still believes t ...more
Fight the Good Fight (Echoes of the Past Book 1) by Daniel Gibbs is a truly unique and interesting story that is full of action, adventure and alternate galaxies. The story also focuses a lot on the Jewish religion, faith and trust in God, so if religion isn’t your cup of tea you may not find it as enjoyable as I did. Gibbs did an amazing job of creating his story, defining his characters and building them into personable and ident ...more
Overall I would give the set a 4.25 out of 5. It was an enjoyable military sci/fi series, with a heavy religious tone. The story was interesting, and the main character arch showed growth. The author had some instances where his time frames were a off, but overall it was well done. I disagree with how one of the situations was handled in the third bo ...more
David’s faith has helped him throughout his life and once again, far away from home he is in a battle against his fears and inner demons and he must come to amends with his guilt to finally move on, no matter how big the scale of the fight can be, I’m glad this remains as a personal and truly ...more
Intense religious aspects are placed into the book. Religion makes the story into the righteous religious democratic good vs atheist socialist evil.
I dislike that Athiest are portrayed as enourmous assholes throughout the book, always disrespectful, "liers, murderers, and cowards" as described ...more
I loved the battle scenes and the way the author was able to draw on common foes in future events, the author made the reader see that the current world climate in a futuristic world showing nothing has changed for mankind they still have religious intolerance and will fight wars for years ...more
Written eloquently, the novel flows nicely and is filled with twists and turns so that I never knew what was going to happen next.
It brings up great philosophical and moral questions about fighting, killing and doing the wrong thing but for the right reasons.
The main character, David fights with what he knows is right and must be done but also with his religio ...more
DG. had. penned a SYFY. novel .about. a young man who forsaken his original plan to work in the ministry to prepare for a career to defend his rights and others before total enslavement. As the war continues our main character experiences a religious feeling that he is not doing what he was and is meant to do. He had failed to realize as men and women died around him that his conscious would override his battle mettle. This is an excellent read for the genre.....DEHS