Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review of Unbreakable: Book One in the Chronicles of Promise Paen by W.C. Bauer

Author:  W.C. Bauer.
Title:  Unbreakable:  Book One in the Chronicles of Promise Paen.
Publisher:  TOR.
Copyright:  2014.
Pages:  368.
Price:  $25.99 (US).

Overview and Impressions:

I enjoyed this book.  However, it took me two months to finish it!  The chapters were short and read fast.  My father's illness and death got in the way of me completing. 

Unbreakable is military sci-fi about the adventures of Lt. Promise Paen.  She's from a frontier world called Montana in the Republic of Aligned Worlds.  It's several centuries in the future and Terra no longer exists.  RAW is trying to defend its turf from the Lusitanian Empire, who'd like Montana for themselves. 

Unbreakable spends the first half building up to the conflict Lt. Promise Paen's mechanized marines the Lusitanian baddies.  Once things get moving, the action doesn't let up until the very end.  I enjoyed reading about Promise Paen and her marines.  His writing is solid.  But the technical details don't gloss over the human element.  This is a different story about space marines in their power armor.  It's worth finding online or at your local book store. 

Definitely recommended.

1 comment:

  1. OK. I ordered it based on your recommendation. :- )