Gideon Fischer's Armor Academy Space Cadet (War for Profit)is an interesting read. The imagery of the work are on point; they really put the reader in the thick of it all. This selection is a preface to a series. And while I have, so far, only read this part of it, it is compelling. Honestly, if someone were to summarize this for me, I would say, "not interested." But, after having read it, I say that it is worth the read. Fischer's style pulls you into his universe. The words on the page make that place almost tangible. The narration begins with a 3rd omniscient and then transitions to a 3rd so close that it almost reads as a first person perspective. The distance is the bait, the closeness is the hook--Fischer is fishing for the reader's attention, and he reels you in.
So far, it evokes comparisons to works like Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1)and Starship Troopers. However, it has a voice and style all its own that allows the work to stand shoulder to shoulder with the previously mentioned titles rather than being a cheap imitation of. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.