Bottom line-- Even with the few minor problems I see, this is one heck of a fun read. I give it a solid 4 stars. To get the most out of it, you may need to press the "I believe in Fairies with Nuclear Weapons" button and it may help to think of this as a graphic novel, or a comic book with a lot of pages. Do yourself a favor, relax, just go with it, don't question the science behind things and you'll have a lot more fun.
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Soldier of the Legion Series
View all 5 comments. Mar 06, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok Shelves: If you've read many of my reviews you know I like a good action book. You may also know I like a good military science fiction. I had high hopes for this one I really wanted to like it. I'm sorry that I can't say I did.
I got to a point where I just wanted it to be over. This one opened in a fairly promising way.
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The Soldiers of the Legion put me in mind slightly If you've read many of my reviews you know I like a good action book. In that book we open with a battle scene concerning a lesser enemy and then switch to the back story. In this novel we move on with the story on the same timeline. The soldiers move on to a planet that hasn't drawn much interest in the past and still wouldn't except the "Systies" or Troops of the System have been there.
So we head out and things move on. We hear a lot about the Systies but halfway or more through the book we're still dealing with natives using stone axes. The nastiest fight is with a giant bug. The way this book is structured and written it should have come out the gate all guns blazing and the action should never have slowed down.
That is in my humble opinion the biggest thing this book has going for it. People who like Science Fiction video games will be looking to a sort of connection. The book isn't structured as some deep political thriller, or personal story. And really the romance here just doesn't work. I'm sorry, I know I'm not published and anyone can criticize but For you who like it great, enjoy and to the writer I'm sorry I just didn't care for it.
I'm sure some will. We can't all like the same things, and I just didn't care for this one. I doubt I'll follow it up, at least for a while and can't really recommend it for my taste. Maybe try it yourself Jun 11, Brandon rated it really liked it. This was a very entertaining far-future, war-based obviously sci-fi book, based on the events and actions of a squad of legion troops.
Other than a good strong recommendation, the only other thing I would say is that as one chapter ends and another begins, sometimes the flow feels a bit off. That's what a new chapter is for, I guess. Maybe I should be more specific. The romantic interest of the main character, Thinker, is at times at the forefront of his thoughts, and at others, it's like he's This was a very entertaining far-future, war-based obviously sci-fi book, based on the events and actions of a squad of legion troops. The romantic interest of the main character, Thinker, is at times at the forefront of his thoughts, and at others, it's like he's forgotten about her.
I dunno, I'm sure I couldn't do better! In any case, this is the 1st book of 6. I only purchased Soldier to start, but after finishing this one, I've purchased the rest of them on my Kindle. Looking forward to the rest of this series!
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Nov 03, Luci Ann Keenagh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I absolutely loved this book!!! It is now definitely a favourite and I am certainly going to read the next one. It is wonderfully well written, I felt like I was there with these guys. It took me a while to get used to all the terminology, like I had literally been dropped into the Legion, with everything going on around me!
The characters are great, I really felt for them and liked them all. Their world is really well imagined and all felt very real and immediate to me, quite a roller coaster r I absolutely loved this book!!! Their world is really well imagined and all felt very real and immediate to me, quite a roller coaster ride, in fact!
The firefights are amazing, I literally could see and hear everything in my mind, really dramatic stuff. I can see the Heinlein inspiration, I love my sci-fi classics, but this story grabbed me and hauled me along on a thrilling, exciting journey that Starship Troopers didn't quite, much as I liked it Really, if you want to live the Legion life of danger, fear, adrenalin, with a few laughs and some amazing imagery, this is for you! I would give it 6 stars if I could ; Jun 22, Patrick rated it did not like it Recommended to Patrick by: The book jumps into combat straight away, with rifles that dont miss, armor with AI, and a new brand name for everything.
I dont think an HE round is going to change its name - even when its the mother of all HE and a TAC nuke you can see and then feel wash over your suit is going to be a problem. If the suit is making sure the rounds connect and has error f Skip it. If the suit is making sure the rounds connect and has error free target identification why is that poor SOB in the suit?
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I am going to finish it - I can't own this review unless I do - so more to come. Aug 31, Bette Kester rated it it was amazing. Quite unexpectedly - but happily- by the third chapter of this book: By the last third of the book, I realized that the book is written in several "layers. It definitely left me eager to find the next one and start reading Quite unexpectedly - but happily- by the third chapter of this book: It definitely left me eager to find the next one and start reading the continuing saga. If you like Warhammer 40K Space Marine books i.
Soldier of the Legion Series by Marshall S. Thomas
The bad guys are human and no where near as evil as Chaos, but they are pretty bad. This books feels a little like we're joining the story in the middle, that there was a book before this but as far as I could tell, this is currently 1 in the series. If you like squad scoped battes and stories, hopeless odds and "good guys" kicking ass a If you like Warhammer 40K Space Marine books i. If you like squad scoped battes and stories, hopeless odds and "good guys" kicking ass and taking names, this book might be for you.
Jan 29, Jay Javier rated it liked it Shelves: Thomas' Soldier of the Legion is the first book of a six part series that follows young Legion trooper Thinker's adventures in the ConFree Legion. He and his squad mates are kept young, strong and seemingly immortal through advanced biotechnology. As a fighting force, they must fight to survive horrific battles against a corrupt, slave-raiding empire as well as relentless alien enemies.
Fast and furious military science fiction without the overwhelming angst of the 40k universe! More at my blog: It's been a long time since I read any military SF, but this was the right one to jump back in with. The author has a real gift for writing fast-paced action scenes, and moves the plot along at such break-neck speed that you are almost startled when you reach the end. A very well written tale.
Feb 10, Brian rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed the entire Legion series. The only problem is that the series went on a little longer that it should have. By the last book or two the stories were getting a little too Heinlein like. That might be Ok for some but not so much for me.
May 12, Bob rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Soldier of the Legion by George Manington. A Soldier of the Legion 3. French Indochina was his destination, to help quell the rebels against colonial rule that had emerged after the Sino-French War.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 04, david schwartzman rated it it was amazing. A good history lesson. This well written book provides both a personal history of the the French Foreign Legion as well as historical insights into Vietnam that help the reader understand why France lost their Indo China colonies and why the Vietnam war was such a disaster for western countries. Aug 02, gerald morson rated it it was amazing. Very good Was very surprised it is a great read on life in the French foreign legion ,its written very well and the story does not disappoint.
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Not all will enjoy it The new series begins fifty years after the last events outlined in Curse of the Legion. A new generation of recruits has walked through the Legion Gate. Formidable new challenges face the ConFree Legion, but the mission does not change: Please click on the book above to learn more about the Prophet series.
The Soldier of the Legion Series Soldier of the Legion is a six-book action-adventure science fiction series that follows Legion trooper Thinker's adventures in the service of the people of ConFree.