Master Sergeant

Master Sergeant Fans Of Classics Like Starship Troopers And The Forever War As Well As Modern Masters Like Ian Douglas, Jack McDevitt, B.V Larson, And Marko Kloos Will Be Sucked Into Mel Odom S Military Science Fiction Series, The Markaum War, Starting With Master Sergeant.They Call It The Green Hell A Maze Of Tangled Jungle, The Planet Makaum Is One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The Universe And For Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, It Is Now Home.The War Between The Terrans And The Phrenorians Rages, And Both Sides Have Their Sights Set On Makaum If The Planet S Rich Resources Fall Into Enemy Hands It Could Mean Devastation For The Terran Army To Ensure That Doesn T Happen, Sage Is Sent To Assess The Makaum Troops And Bring Them In Line With Terran Military Standards But Soon After Arriving At His Post, He Realizes The Phrenorians Are Not The Only Threat Heading Up A Small But Fearless Unit, Sage Must Stop A Brewing Civil War With The Power To Unleash A Galactic Cataclysm Unlike Anything Ever Seen. While Master Sergeant Book One of The Makaum War did not go at all in the direction I expected, that s entirely okay, because it s a farinteresting and surprising story for taking that shift in direction Mel Odom has putthought into the concept and world building that I m used to in a military sci fi thriller, and then invested evenin the actual story itself.Early on, I was sure we were heading for a Predator meets Avatar kind of story, complete with ultra sophisticated mech While Master Sergeant Book One of The Makaum War did not go at all in the direction I expected, that s entirely okay, because it s a farinteresting and surprising story for taking that shift in direction Mel Odom has putthought into the concept and world building that I m used to in a military sci fi thriller, and then invested evenin the actual story itself.Early on, I was sure we were heading for a Predator meets Avatar kind of story, complete with ultra sophisticated mech suits, a hostile environment, and warring alien races I liked and respected Master Sergeant Frank Sage as a lead, and was really interested in the Phrenorians as a hostile, insec
Okayfirst I love military sci fi There are 3 series that I snap up as quickly as a new sequel is released I got these I checked out 1 and 2, oops from the library thankfully rather than buying them I got them because I was am in the mood for some good space opera military science fiction fantasy The synopsis looked good, so I downloaded the 2 books
Mel Odom s Master Sergeant is a military science fiction novel set on Markaum, a jungle infested planet in the cross hairs of a hostile alien empire and the Terran Federation Although the ferocious war going on between the Terran Federation and the scorpion like aliens is about the to erupt all over the galaxy, this book only sets the stage for the greater war to follow in other books But it is full of hard hitting battles between members of the Terran forces and the augmented mercenaries hi Mel Odom s Master Sergeant is a military science fiction novel set on Markaum, a jungle infested planet in the cross hairs of a hostile alien empire and the Terran Federation Although the ferocious war going on between the Terran Fed
Review Summary Military science fiction fans take notice, The Makaum War has begun.My Rating 4 starsMy ReviewPros Vibrant setting and good world building details, cool tech, engaging action sequences, cool aliens Cons Difficult to connect with protagonist, rushed ending Bottom Line Mel Odom s Master Sergeant has me enlisting for The Makaum War series Master Sergeant by Mel Odom came at a fortuitous time as I ve been on a huge military science fiction kick recently, ever since Grunt Life Review Summary Military science fiction f
Master Sergeant Frank Nolan Sage is not where he wants to be After spending 6 years training troops he wants back in the war against the Phrenorians Instead he is sent to Makaum, a planet that appears to be on the sidelines of the war We readers are much smarter than the Master Sergeant We know that Makaum is going to be som
First thing is first I was given a copy of this book by Harper Voyager to review.So with a surprise I really liked this book I read it in a day and half and probably would have read it in a day if it wasn t for having to eat.I m not much for war books, even sci fi set in the future They usually read over my head with all the lingo But this guy writes good characters and a good story His writing is clean and very easy to follow And he kept me hanging in just about every chapter There is First thing is first I was given a copy of this book by Harper Voyager to review.So with a surprise I really liked this book I read it in a day and half and probably would have read it in a day if it wasn t for having to eat.I m not much for war books, even sci fi set in the future They usually read over my head with all the lingo But this guy writes good characters and a good story His writing is clean and very easy to follow And he kept me hanging in just about every chapter There is so much going on that you can t catch your breath He rarely slows and the action is non stop Even when he threw some bizarre fact about a plant or animal in the middle of a fight scene, you were okay, because you needed to breathe.I liked that he kept romance out it an
A little slap dash with the biology of the rediscovered colony planet as this is primarily a military drama The humans have several large corporations interested in the colony driving both the politics and the military presence as they are the donors and the technology innovators The companies develop planets with minimal regulation hence little regard for civil rights of natives or for the planetary ecosystems They take profits legally as well as by illegal profiteering and drug development A little slap dash with the b
I had read Mel Odom s early works, centered around cyberpunk themes and Japanese hysteria early 1990 s material Then he focused on writing with other people s IP I came across an original military sci fi book of his and picked it up.It doesn t work for me Everything here is a rehash of the usual themes, with a little dash of originality The named characters exhibit only one trait and sticks to it There are a lot of unnamed characters roaming around that you only learn who they are when th I had read Mel Odom s early works, centered around cyberpunk themes and Japanese hysteria early 1990 s material Then he focused on writing with other people s IP I came across an original military sci fi book of his and picked it up.It doesn t work for me Everything here is a rehash of the usual themes, with a little dash of originality The named characters exhibit only one trait and sticks to it There are a lot of unnamed characters roaming around that you only learn who they are when they get hit Or the Sargeant actually needs to talk to them For a military sci fi book, there is little attention spent to the squa
I had started reading this book twice after checking it out two separate times from the library I finally just bought a copy and blazed through it Odom lives up to the reputation he garnered with me as a Mack Bolan writer, and the one FREELancers book I had read ages ago
I ve been a Fan of Mel s for some time, I don t have to go out of my way to find his books, he s just about everywhere I like to read I stumbled across this title and had to pick it up as I ve been reading a lot of Sci Fi m

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Master Sergeant
  • Mel Odom
  • 14 September 2017
  • 0062284428