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Marveryn

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Redemption Rites
« on: 06 May 2022, 19:19:56 »
  Trying to decide if should spoiler tag now or wait till am ready to put spoilers cause i got to say this is one of the better writing book from the current crop of new authors. It was easy to read and one can easily get lose in the narrative.  Such a good read that normally i when i post something in novel with my idea i just don't wish to spoil so just say if i like or not and wait to see if anyone want to add but this time i have to talk about thing in the novel more in depth.  So spoiler



From the beginning we were introduce to a character that was talk about but never giving much book screen time Hack.  I should had known something was up when the summary didn't include Brubaker and the first couple of pages show me why.  Immediately when he mention all officers were going to have a court martial I knew jason plan to abandon the characters establish in the previous leadership that lead to the bad contract with the wolf.   Crew, Brubaker and other were taking off the table and these would be a new set of dragoons. When we look at the dragoon and the lost they suffer 80%.  The question is then how you rebuild while having your revenge and Jason answer that question brilliantly.  Dragoon story could turn to the bitter story of the Waco Ranger but jason didn't go that route instead Hack came out of this  book looking smart and playing the long game while also getting his pound of flesh.  I look forward to more and i am curious what other thoughts other may have
« Last Edit: 06 May 2022, 20:10:27 by Marveryn »

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #1 on: 06 May 2022, 19:59:52 »
Just picked it up, can't wait to read it.

(Pssst, the spoiler and italics tags don't work if you put a "/" in the first tag.)

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Marveryn

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #2 on: 06 May 2022, 20:10:44 »
Just picked it up, can't wait to read it.

(Pssst, the spoiler and italics tags don't work if you put a "/" in the first tag.)

thanks its fix now

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2022, 21:51:07 »
Two words:

Zeta Battalion

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #4 on: 06 May 2022, 23:14:57 »
Two words:

Zeta Battalion

With a Tetsuhara leading them no less.

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2022, 13:35:49 »
I just finished reading it again. So many things I wish we could have seen more of. That's not a criticism, it's a compliment.

I want to know what happens when Candra Owens gets home. I want to see Radu again--that opening was so much fun to read. "You've just done this amazing thing for the Clan, but oh btw, game's over." I want to know if Thabo actually becomes a Dragoon.

I really enjoyed the scene toward the end where some of Haya's officers and troops got pulled for cadre in the other units. That felt really real, like "okay good, you got a bit of seasoning, now go spread it around." Hack is rebuilding from more or less nothing, he needs people to balance out all the newbies and the shell-shocks. It really made the Dragoons feel like an organization, not just another monolithic "regiment."

I hope we get more Othar. Poor guy. He tried so hard.

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2022, 15:00:31 »
I thought we'd see more of Marotta Kerensky but I loved the book.

I'm glad we didn't get version 3 of the Black Widow Company.  Zeta was a very cool choice. 
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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2022, 22:37:07 »

I hope we get more Othar. Poor guy. He tried so hard.

Agreed he got the short end of the stick and at one point I thought he would be captured.  I could have totally seen him as the next leader of the Black Widows company

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #8 on: 11 May 2022, 11:35:11 »
I thought the characterization of Clansmen overall was quite good. A little stubborn traditionalism mixed in with a healthy dose of pragmatism and adaptability. Makes them feel more human - lest we forget, that's what they are!

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #9 on: 12 May 2022, 13:49:21 »
the clanner who was running the AMI on New Olympia breaking down into literal tears after he loses his recruits and then gets orders to turn them into an actual cluster really hit home for me just how.. soul destroying whats going on in the empire for some of the wolves must be                                                                           

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #10 on: 26 May 2022, 05:34:59 »
The way the book skipped over the courts-martial at the start was a bit disconcerting. I feel I might have been more interested in the story of those than what actually got screen time. :-\
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Marveryn

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Re: Redemption Rites
« Reply #11 on: 26 May 2022, 06:16:06 »
The way the book skipped over the courts-martial at the start was a bit disconcerting. I feel I might have been more interested in the story of those than what actually got screen time. :-\

I don't think skipping the actually court martial is a big deal cause its paperback which tend to limit word count.  The most important thing was the word count, but am sure if you got a good story about the court martial am sure someone would be willing to publish it either in shrapnel or in a novel depending on how it is writing.  Personal for myself i find court story to be boring so i don't mind the skip.

 

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