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on 20 January 2009
First thing that struck me about the thoroughly worthwhile journey was the carefully drawn out larger than life characters. That best describe Tom and alex. Anyone familiar with Marquesates work will know the meticulous attention to detail in making the characters real and believable. Often as in real life they carry the physical and internal scars that have shaped their lives.
SSgt Alex Turner and sgt Tom warren are best mates serving with-in the British forces, Royal Engineers. One fateful evening after one too many beers. Tom reveals a startling revelation that ultimately threatens to destroy their friendship, impact the course of their lives forever.
What unfolds next is a richly depicted story that has some seriously heart-stopping and breath-taking moments. The graphic and descriptive writing within the text. Although thrilling is sometimes brutal and can make at times for some uncomfortable reading that not everyone will appreciate.
As is usuall glossing over to appease the mainstream is not Marquesates style, as courageous an author as the men she writes about.
Ultimately it's the two soldiers who leave a lasting impression. Make their mark in both, hearts and minds. As the story reaches it's deeply satisfying conclusion. Together they discover the true meaning of courage and friendship and what they truly are, mean to one another.
Marquesates HMM is in a word stunning. this rich colourful depiction of true honour within the armed forces will leave a deep and lasting impression.