Chains of Command review

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The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens’ seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers—all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

Knowing Earth’s uneasy respite won’t last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Russian allies hurtle toward two dangerous options: hit the Lanky forces on Mars or go after deserters who stole a fleet of invaluable warships critical to winning the war. Assigned to a small special ops recon mission to scout out the renegades’ stronghold on a distant moon, Grayson and his wife, dropship pilot Halley, again find themselves headed for the crucible of combat—and a shattering new campaign in the war for humanity’s future.


I love what Marko Kloos is doing with this universe, and after a slow start to give the rest of the book a firm foundation and give the readers a chance to catch, the action really gets moving with some well written human on human action during a time when it’s the last thing that they need to be focusing on.  It has a satisfying resolution, but there’s clearly more books coming in this series, which is awesome.  It’s obvious Kloos doesn’t feel pressured to wrap everything up, or to tell the story in tiny little chunks (looking at you Scalzi!).

There’s four books in this series so far:

  1. Terms of Enlistment
  2. Lines of Departure
  3. Angles of Attack
  4. Chains of Command

Side note : All of these books are included in Amazon Kindle Unlimited, which is only $9.99 a month.  They’re currently doing a 30 day free trial, so you can actually read this entire series for free if you jump through a couple hoops : Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial Chains of Command

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    1. Great series. I’m waiting on it to come out in audio book as I drive a lot.

      Currently going through the Dresden Files, when I’m done with those I’ll get back to The Frontlines series.


      • How are you liking the Dresden files? I really liked the show for it’s brief one season.

        are they strictly magic or is there some science fiction to them?


        • Over all I am enjoying the series. The first three books were hard to get through only because some of the people interacting with Harry were annoying. Also Jim Butcher was in school at the time of writing the first three books so I cut him some slack. By book 4 the series really took off. Now there are currently 15 books, not counting the short stories that take place between some of the books.

          The series is purely magic but in a modern time. Harry has no problem pulling out his .44 to do some work at times. Another really good series is The Iron Druid. Only 8 books in that series but it is very entertaining.

          I normally read scifi series so these have been rare gems for me. If you want a list of some of the scifi series I have read you can check out in the reddit post below my response for scifi series. The username is the same as here.


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