In the first of this thrilling sci fi adventure series we are introduced to Kurt Stryder, a Special Forces soldier assigned to Col Sec, Colonial Security.
Kurt is changed due to him volunteering for an experimental program he was told could change the military forever. This then puts him in the path of an enemy that will stop at nothing to obtain what they consider to be the key to controlling the galaxy.
With this new threat Kurt has to decide whether to remain a pawn of his government or become a soldier with no master, a Ronin.
This book started slowly and then quickly reached a breakneck pace which had me wanting to read on to the finish. I thoroughly enjoyed the first segment of this series. I am looking forward to the next book.
This book was an impulse buy for me but one that I am glad I made. This Fantasy/Sci-Fi book is very well written, the words seeming to flow with a pace that makes it a very easy and interesting read.
The story is set in the future but one that not too distant as the technology and devices are realistic and have some substance and background in modern day life. You follow the main character, Kurt Stryder, who is a Captain and part of a volunteer enhancement program within the army of the Government of Earth (Col Sec) to increase the abilities of their soldiers so that they can gain an advantage over their rivals, the Elysium Alliance. The trouble is that their test subjects are dying and they have no idea what kind of results they will get, if anyone survives.
Follow Kurt as he discovers and explores his new abilities mixed with intrigue and mystery surrounding the program and the Alliance’s plans to sabotage and retaliate against Col Sec whilst finding himself fighting against strangers, assassins, governments, rebels, henchmen and more. Meet new characters which are introduced well and all contribute to the unfolding storyline.
Fantastically descriptive, very well written with just the right amount of gore, twists and turns, love interests and fast paced action. I would wholeheartedly recommend this novel, which hopefully is the first of many!
I bought all 4 of the Col Sec series when I heard about these when a friend told me about them. I’m glad I did because they are fast-paced and set closely together in a timeline that left me wanting to dive into the next book immediately.
This is just the first and we are introduced to Kurt, who undergoes a transformation which leaves him in a unique postion to be a super-soldier. He explores his new abilities while contemplating the greater implications to his world if knowledge of what he was now capable of got out.
Kurt is a well developed character who is not only tall and handsome, but intelligent and insightful. He instantly became one of my favorite leading characters along with others like Jack Ryan. I see great promise with Kurt in future novels.
The world and settings are both uncomplicated and very believable while still being futuristic and were a perfect complement to the story. I felt right at home.
My only complaint was the book ended too soon and I wanted to see more right away.
There is a bit of everything in this book – high action, fast pace, military, some space & technology, strong characters, and even a girl to threaten to throw a monkey wrench into things. There is all of this while leaving you thinking, “Hey, this could happen…”