The eternal front is a vast and deadly alien battlefield that consumes all life. Gole Naremsa is a raw recruit in his first day at war. A hundred yards past the edge of the empire is an implacable enemy which has never known true civilization. It's a world of madness, brutality, betrayal -- and unexpected hope. In a gritty and inventive war of the future, author Walter BlaThe eternal front is a vast and deadly alien battlefield that consumes all life. Gole Naremsa is a raw recruit in his first day at war. A hundred yards past the edge of the empire is an implacable enemy which has never known true civilization. It's a world of madness, brutality, betrayal -- and unexpected hope. In a gritty and inventive war of the future, author Walter Blair unfolds the story of a young soldier's path to triumph. Read Lines of Thunder and plunge into the fascinating, maddening world of the eternal front....
|Title||:||The First Days on the Front|
|Number of Pages||:||134 Pages|
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The First Days on the Front Reviews
As is painfully obvious from my profile, I rarely post text reviews. However, I feel compelled to write something about this book.Walter Blaire's Lines of Thunder books first came to my attention when I started using Kindle Scout last month. I did so mostly out of curiosity, and I'm still not sure how I feel about the program overall, but I'm enjoying the process. Part of it is ego - I want to see if I'm as good as I think I am at picking good books. :DMr. Blaire's newest entry into the Lines of Thunder universe, What the Thunder Said, was on there. I read all of the book info, then the excerpt, and I was hooked. I nominated it instantly. It was excellent and, apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks so because it was selected for publication.Realizing that it was part of an existing series, I immediately sought out the first Lines of Thunder book, and here we are. This introduction to the universe is a novella, and it centers around Gole. I refuse to tell you more than what is in the book description (it says plenty, go read it if you haven't), but I will say this - it's a fantastic introduction to the world. It gradually unfolds the details of what's happening on the Eternal Front, and those that are fighting there, and what makes them different. No clinical info dumps, just a view of the world through one misfit scrag who just can't seem to stay in line. If you like character-focused Science Fiction and Big Things told through very personal perspectives, give this one a shot.Also, Mr. Blaire has a fantastic editor. I saw one teeny tiny missing word (I notice these things, it's a curse I've had to bear) which puts him way ahead of both Roc and HarperCollins this week.The only reason I'm not immediately diving into the next book in the series is because I'm also reading Anne Bishop's The Others series at the moment. And part of me wants to wait until What the Thunder Said, is released because when you find a series you love, it's comforting to know there's more, right there waiting for you.
A good first look into the trenches.The endless war rages on, and the Eternal Front collects new soldiers and spits out bodies. Two brothers find themselves in the thick of things when they arrive. The smarter of the two starts to see things about their enemy that don't add up; they seem to be getting smarter, more clever, but he's fighting a superior just itching to see him shot, and his fellow soldiers are getting in line to kill him!This book feels dirty and gritty, as life on the front would be, with a dark humor about death in the trenches. It feels real, as if the author had been there himself. Or maybe watched a lot of war movies, perhaps? It feels well-researched, however he did it! And the Haphan Overlords seem sufficiently aloof, spending their underlings with hardly any thought.All in all, I enjoyed this read, and would recommend it to anyone who likes soldier stories, especially the in-your-face trenches stuff.
I'm hooked!Blair does an amazing job of building a world surrounding an eternal war while bringing the Tachba and Haphan to life. This is one of those books you want to read every word of instead of skipping redundant paragraphs. Every written word has a purpose and job in telling the story. I really disliked Corphy and worried about Gold and his brother. It's the rare author who can make me really care about imaginary people they invented. Blair does the job. On to next book!