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Marine Cadet (The Human Legion Book 1) by [Taylor, Tim C.]
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You’re 17 and lucky. You just made Cadet. But there’s no time to celebrate, because only the best make Marine. Failures face the Cull…


Five centuries ago, Earth sold a million children into alien slavery. Now their descendants want their freedom back!




2565 A.D. When seventeen-year old Marine Cadet, Arun McEwan, forges an unlikely friendship with an alien scribe, he crashes into a world of treachery and conspiracy. How can he possibly survive three more years until graduation when every day brings a new deadly threat?


But survive he must because his new alien allies show him glimpses of his destiny — a vision of a better future that only he can forge.


A dream called the Human Legion.




Join the Legion! With over 80,000 copies sold so far, the Legion still needs YOU to join the fight for freedom. Enlist today!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3700 KB
  • Print Length: 482 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Human Legion Publications (26 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R1UUQLK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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AN interesting story... but the author has tried to show the MC's humanity but turning him into a child, it make sense in the plot but its irritating to read. Maybe it gets better but i put the book down after getting about half way because i just wasn't interested enough to deal with the wining.
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A good mix of Science Fiction, mystery & suspense as a young man struggles to grow, knowing things aren't what they seem. Marines! They never seem to change even with genetic engineering & controlling drugs. Still gung ho!
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I couldn't get into this at all and stopped a short way in.
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By ned56 on 20 February 2015
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A well crafted story line with a fast paced plot.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good editor 13 February 2015
By Michael J. Rentner - Published on Amazon.com
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Too long with no payoff. The book ends with none of the mysteries revealed. But as is becoming so typical of scifi nowadays the lead character seems to hop in the sack with every female he comes across. The sexual partners are portrayed in a very juvenile way.

I highly resent being forced to buy another book before I even can learn what this story will be about, especially when so many pages were wasted in one side story after another. Nothing wraps it all up in a conclusion. It's like the author just rambled on an on and decided it was a paper long enough to turn in to the teacher for credit.

Talented writer, but this really needs to be trimmed down a lot and focused on some result. The end was very unsatisfying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW what an adventure. What a great way to spend this winter...in outer space fighting for Earth and the Human Race. 16 January 2015
By Melissa Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
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Marine Cadet (The Human Legion Book 1)
Tim C Taylor

I didn't get halfway thru the first chapter before I was hooked and on an adventure like no other I have ever taken.

Mr. Tim C Taylor has a way of writing that flows smoothly and seamless. Then every so often he places a bomb. He places them with the expertise of a seasoned author, which just sinks the hook deeper. He has a great since of timing, you never know when you will be laughing or cringing, you will be reading alone in the middle of a shoot out and he throws in something so funny and not expected that it makes you love the adventure even more. Or he can go in the opposite direction and the story will have the characters setting around just talking with their team and BOOM something really horrific happens and Mr. Taylor doesn't skip a beat it is seamless...smooth.

He has taken the proud Marines, twisted and re-modeled them into a futuristic Branch for the conquering allies, that rule earth. They breed the human race into super Marines (fighting machines). What a concept...what a story.

The pace is fast and moves at a good click. Which is in my opinion is good because I couldn't get enough of it. I enjoyed the way Mr. Taylor has put a great balance of war/fighting and personal insight into the characters and showed the camaraderie of the Marines themselves. It takes place around the year 2566 and we see what Earth has turned into. It is all orchestrated into this action packed science fiction series.

You can't go wrong picking this book up for a read and if you get hooked, like I did, I hear Book 2, Indigo Squad (The Human Legion Book 2) is now out. I for one, am very glad this is an ongoing series, I'm enjoying the adventure. You can also join the Human Legion on-line and get updates and communications from and for the Indigo Squad. You get the the inside scoop.

Thank you Mr Taylor for another great adventure that is just starting and giving me the time of my life in space.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another very interesting series to read 6 July 2015
By tom - Published on Amazon.com
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Before I start: I would recommend that you purchase the three book series as a set and save some money. Not much, however you would have everything together in one package.
I did not care for this book initially until I realized that the hero of the story was irritating as any teenager can be. It took 20+ chapters to understand this. And Taylor kept it true till the end of book 1. I also expect this to hold true through the other books until Arun becomes older.
I really don't want to into further details, except to say this series is more than worth it to buy & read.
Almost no formatting errors which I appreciate. However many, I thought, grammatical errors, which are disappointing.
Taylor has really created a very different universe to become involved in.
You should appreciate this book. I did.
2.0 out of 5 stars I tried to like it...I really did 4 April 2017
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't even describe what I didn't like about this book. There didn't seem to be a logical connection to the events happening in three plot. I mean, I understood what was going on, just not why it was happening. Lots of unfulfilled promises. I won't read the next one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars training and command and support are all stupid and illogical 26 June 2015
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Military SF that does not grab. The TO&E is a mess, training and command and support are all stupid and illogical; designed to fail and make bad soldiers. The selfishness astonishing (a couple of deaths of ex marines is an acceptable price to have a party) as is the ignorance (no one has ever asked about their environment. Still, some fun characters situation, so if you can grit your suspension of disbelief hard enough, it is an okay read for a free Book 1

Probably the most annoying thing is the stringent rules that punish most infractions with death, that are all bent for our hero; presumably to make sure he survives long enough to get to book two. (I won't)

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