Book Review – “Hell Fighters from Earth” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by William C. Seigler. Mr. Siegler has published three novels. This is the first of his ‘Hell Fighter’ series.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in a future where Earth is suffering from financial melt down. Among the down on their luck is a 29 year old former college professor. He had been arrested and jailed for provoking unrest with the government among his students.
He escapes and by pure chance finds himself in the position to be invited to join the secret Planetary Expedition Legion. A group had sequestered themselves from the rest of humanity many years earlier. They have kept to themselves and achieved many technological advancements.
In their clandestine travels within our Solar System, they encountered the Grays. Very close to the ‘little gray men’ of science fiction fame. They soon discovered that there is another sentient race, the Reptilians. The Reptilians were an aggressive race, killing those they encounter.
To combat the Reptilians, the Planetary Expedition Legion (PEL) is formed. It is made up from the dregs of society, whose disappearance from Earth is not missed. The professor takes the name Denver Smith and adapts well to the PEL. He befriends a 16 year old girl, Argentina de la Fuentes, during his training. They are thrown together during an ill fated mission of the PEL.
I really enjoyed the 7.5 hours I spent reading this 343 page Science Fiction novel. It has an old feel to it, like a story written in the 50’s or 60’s. There was quite a bit of action. I did like the characters and the general plot line. The cover art was not very good in my opinion, telling nothing about the story. The cover would not intrigue me enough to pick up this book off of a store shelf. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.
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