|My Most Favorite Series -|
"The Silver Ship Novels" by S. H. Jucha
|The Silver Ships||"Libre"||"Méridian"||"Harakens"|
|Update: 02/20/17 - added "Allora", a novella that had to be written. You knew it was coming as soon as Julien became a free SADE. A major change in Méridien society is about to happen.
This is going to be a strange statement, but here goes. The Silver Ships Novels are the nicest bunch of military science fiction books I have read in a long, long time. Yeah, nice and military don't always go together, but they do in these books.
From the beginning where you meet Alex Racine, to this latest book where he is in our Solar System, you find out that nice people can get things done the easy way or, if necessary, the hard way. They usually leave the choice of method up to you! The authors writing in each book is consistent in that the main characters approach to everything is always the same. And that's what makes Alex Racine and the Harakens so unique. They always think about what they are going to do or have to do and apply good common sense. They don't panic and they don't throw out ideas just because they are "different".
The gist of these books are that Alex Racine, a New Terran asteroid miner with a tug, and a group of lost Méridiens find each other in a unique way. From that point on, you'll want to became a member of his group known now as the Harakens.
There's no blood and guts fighting, but there are some battles. Some people just have to learn the hard way. I like military science fiction, but I also like when a writer writes intelligently about how to do something. These books are full of that kind of writing. I think you'll enjoy them as much as I have and I'm very much looking for the next book in the series.
|My 2nd Most Favorite Series -|
"Epic Book Series" by Lee Stephen
|Epic Book 1||Epic Book 2||Epic Book 3||Epic Book 4|
|Epic Book 5|
|UPDATE 10/05/16: Book 5, "Enemy One", was recently released and I have read it. It is just the same as the rest of these books, fast and furious, an emotional roller coaster if there ever was one. Scott Remington and Svetlana are on separate journeys to where we know not. How this all shakes out is still a mystery to me. And, this is not the last book in the series by a long shot. More to come for sure.
This is by far the best military science fiction series I have had the pleasure to read. I was very fortunate this series was in print all the way through book 4. It would have been terrible to have to wait between each book. Enemy One, Epic Book 5, is supposed to be out in the summer of 2016.
This story is something rather unique. We have a hero, Scott Remington, who seems to be a very normal guy. Yet, unlike most military sci-fi books, Remington has a religious faith that is not hidden from the reader. It's unusual to read about a fictious character in a book that has a strong faith in God. In fact, it's unusual for any author to write about a charcter's religion or even mention God. But, it's part of the story and it works.
The story is really, really good and it will give your emotions a good work out. There is a lot of drama both in the fighting against the aliens, but also between the male and female "Operatives".
It's a fun book to read, has it's ups and downs and makes you read one book after another. That's what I did. The author has a website, EPIC Universe that you'll want to visit. If you get on the Forum and ask questions about the books, don't be surprised if the author answers you back. Good stuff! - Jim C.