I got this book based on the author. I wasn't disappointed. The action started from the beginning and rarely stopped. Correia writes extremely good action sequences however his ability to create sympathetic characters is second to none. The characters motivations drive the story at a fare clip. I came to this universe cold and on the strength of this book will be reading more in this setting.
A good combination of military, sf and fantasy. The standard story of rogues and malcontents making good. However it is the individual story's within the main story's that make this book worthwhile. This is book is easy to read and a good distraction on a slow afternoon