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A Desert Called Peace (Carrera Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

3.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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About the Author

Tom Kratman, in 1974 at age seventeen, became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to Massachusetts as an unofficial dissident while attending Boston College after his first hitch. Tom is currently an attorney practicing in southwest Virginia. Baen published his first novel, "A State of Disobedience" and two collaborations with John Ringo in the Posleen War series, "Watch on the Rhine" and "Yellow Eyes."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1864 KB
  • Print Length: 1024 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Baen Books; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B5HJOFY
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,153 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I'd make the unsurprising assumption that this book would not have much of an audience outside of the Science-Fiction/Military fan-base. So at its basic level, does the author check the boxes of guns, explosions and hissible villains? Yes. However, it is a somewhat deeper work. It shares at least one similarity with a Piers Anthony series 'Bio. of a Space Tyrant' in that is a polemic in alternative world form, in this case of the events of 9/11 and how would the aftermath have been handled if an even tougher rule book had been in place. The author, Mr. Kratman, has set up a deux ex machina setting for the alternative Earth of Terra Nova, but it is somewhat fun trying to match his nomenclature with the real world - e.g. Volgan Republic with Russia etc. The positive aspects of the book; is that the harshness of combat and its aftermath are fully described, with innocent or civilian status being no shield against random weapon ordinance. The action sequences are well written, especially the close combat set pieces. Also, Mr. Kratman has progressed somewhat from his earliest works in that he not all opponents to his main protagonist are complete villains, but some decent men caught in the turmoil of events. However, the author seems to descend to caricature when describing anyone with leftist sentiments. Overall, while I'd disagreed with a portion of the authors sentiments, this book is an excellent thriller.
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The SF component of this novel really is as a support to hold or allow the the main story to exist, it could just as easily be termed a military fantasy or alternate history. That is not a criticism, the SF does exist and does add plot elements, it just is not as large a part of the novel as something written by Richard Morgan for instance.

The first few chapters introduce you to some of the main characters and then we have the Mad Max, Death Wish section; this very nearly put me off reading any further, please persevere, while revenge is a major theme this novel is far more thoughtful than one of those tales.

Do not read this if you like your world to be PC, I saw satire and black humour, others may just see political incorrectness. There are definitely elements I feel uncomfortable with, this is not a bad thing, it makes this novel more than a tedious, gungho, revenge tale. You can take the authors statement in the forward at face value, this is a work of fiction and any parallels you make with the real world are down to you, or you can see it as a thinly veiled right wing, racist manifesto. I prefer the former and have already used it as a stimulus to read and learn about some of the subjects in this novel to make my own mind up where fiction has been inspired by reality.

This first novel was downloaded as a free Kindle purchase, I will be happy to pay for the next installment when I am ready top my reading list up again.
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This is a stunning military sci fi novel that pulls no punches in its depiction of one man's quest for revenge against the terrorists who killed his family.

Heavily inspired by events of recent times, it goes into considerable depth in detailing how to build an army and the messy, bloody business of counterinsurgency warfare.

If you like your military sci fi realistic, action-packed, and unapologetically masculine, you're going to love this book.
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A bit of a slog to read, paragraphs of needless explanation and worthless detail interspersed with excellent action and interesting plot.
It feels like a book of two halves with the story bouncing from post to pillar amongst the boring alternate history lessons.
The plot is a very thinly veiled rewriting of the American invasion of Iraq, a one sided and heavily "merica the free!!!!" Version of events!.
It even has its own 9/11 event with towers being hit by aircraft( did I mention thinly veiled).
Overall if you enjoy military fiction and can disassociate yourself from earthly problems it will entertain you
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Don't want to stop reading at all as just want to find out what happens next.
Very good ideas on what would happen to both planets if we ever got off earth and colonized somewhere else.
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Absolutly enjoyed the series so far (5 books). Cant wait for the next instalment. views can be a bit right wing, but nothing wrong with than unless you are already a Tranzi.
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