Author: Lee Stanford
Genre: Science Fiction
Readability: There was only some minor difficulty in reading the chapter. I had to re-read a couple of paragraphs to fully get their meaning.
Hook: There was a bit of a hook to the story. I did feel the desire to read on to find out what happened next and if they were going to be successful in their mission.
Editing: There were only minor editing issues in the chapter. In particular there was a sentence missing a couple of commas that made me have to go back and re-read it to determine what the meaning of the sentence was. Also, someone grabbed two different people by “his” web gear. There is a number conflict in that.
Characters: Mike was the main character and there was a little bit of character building on him and then there were numerous other characters mentioned but I found myself not knowing a lot about them other than they were hot headed and ready to seek vengeance.
Understandable: I was able to follow everything that was going on.
Visuals: The visuals for the chapter were well done. Characters were described and there was good descriptions of the action sequences.
Relatable: I did find it mostly relatable though not being in the military myself there were some things that portrayed the military life that I did not relate to.
Fun: This was a very fun read. It was lined with action and fighting with a purpose.
Overall: Overall I think it will be a very enjoyable book and would be interested to find out how they defeat the alien scourge.
Synopsis: Already coming off of a duty shift which had made a major blow to the alien invaders, Staff Sergeant Mike Rielly goes back out on a mission to secure a road for inbound tanks. They end up fighting house to house against groups of the alien invaders laying in wait.
Favorite line: Despite its four mechanical legs, the alien never had a chance.
Favorite character: Tech Sergeant Elena Santos.