Well, thank god that's over. Tim C. Taylor's first book in the Human Legion series is a struggle to get through, simply because of the main character. He's a whiny ass teenage cadet Marine, who seems to go out of his way to make things awkward for his squad, and continually gets them all into trouble, even if it's not always his fault. They hate his guts.
I really, really hope that the writing improves, because Tim's 4HU story was absolutely brilliant, so that's why I'm not completely writing this series off and will persevere with it.
The entire book is basically a set up for the coming conflict. Humans are slaves, to be trained as Marines to fight for their masters. No-one cares if they live or die, and so if a Marine looks like they might fail to be good enough, then they and their squad mates get executed in something called the Cull.
Arun, the main character, almost gets both himself and several others of his squad executed a couple of times, mainly because his genetically enhanced and modified body does strange things under the effects of the combat stimulant drugs the marines take.
There is little or hardly any action until the last quarter (or less) of the book, and that's pretty much the only good thing about the book. The action sequences seem plausible, and are easy to follow, and you almost start to hope Arun is going to finally start acting like a proper Marine.
There's an underlying plot that presumably will be revealed in future books to look forward to.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2760 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
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 228 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)