Book Reviews – “Fields of Fire” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Marko Kloos (http://www.markokloos.com). Mr. Kloos has published five novels, this being the 5th of his “Frontlines” 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 and Mature Language. The story takes place in the future where Earth is under attack by the ‘Lankies”. The primary character is Lieutenant Andrew Grayson.
The ‘Lankies’ have tried a few incursions on Earth, but so far they are being repelled. Now it is time to take the war to them on Mars. Both Grayson and his wife are in the military and are part of the invasion force. Grayson is in the leading edge of the invasion, being part of the ‘pathfinders’ that clear the way for the true invasion force. He finds himself in more than one risky situation with the ‘Lankies’ surprising the Earth force.
I thoroughly enjoyed the nearly 8 hours I spent reading this 304 page Science Fiction novel. I want to go back now and read the previous four in the series. This one read pretty well on its own, but the background would have helped some. I liked the characters in the novel and the plot. The cover art is OK, but only implies warfare. After reading this novel, I would include Mr. Kloos in my list of favorite Science fiction authors. I give this novel a 5 out of 5.
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