Hard Duty

Hard Duty Humanity s last encounter with aliens saw sixteen point two billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades Two hundred years later the Alliance is cautiously exploring bey

  • Title: Hard Duty
  • Author: Mark E. Cooper
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  • Page: 356
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  • Humanity s last encounter with aliens saw sixteen point two billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the AlHumanity s last encounter with aliens saw sixteen point two billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari Captain Jeff Colgan of the survey ship ASN Canada is at the tip of the spear His ship made the discovery, his crew s lives are on the line, and his decisions will decide the outcome Will the Alliance make new friends or will he be responsible for another sixteen billion deaths When the aliens discover his ship and begin hunting him through their system, his mission changes from one of study to one of survival.
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    1. Incursion Merkiaari Wars 5 is out now 11 11 2016 impulsebooks incursion Mark E Cooper lives alone in a small town in the south of England, where he writes most mornings and evenings His background is in mechanical engineering where he spent over thirty years working for Ford He loves reading about strong female characters and can often be found laughing to himself as he listens to a book on his iPod.His hobbies include driving his cobra a V12 monster he built with his best friend reading fantasy and sci fi, and maintaining his blog at impulsebooks markcooHe is now the author of than eight titles in the genres he loves to read.

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    1. I actually started reading the second book in this series until I realized that there was a series So, I got as far as the third chapter in the second book What Price Honor and stopped to read this one I m very glad I did Right up front, these are very well written books for ebooks I have gotten very skeptical of ebooks lately since they are so cheap you almost expect and I have been getting what I paid for, cheaply written, hard to read books Again, no so with Hard Duty nor with the follow on T [...]


    2. Well, this book could have had 5 5.but I hate cliffhangers with a passion I don t mind a plot being spread out over several books, I don t need each of them to be a standalonebut I do need at least some sort of.ending Finishing up Not leave stuff hanging Other than the end which wasn t an end, the book was quite good The alien culture was just alien enough to be alien, but not so much that I couldn t relate The main POV characters were strong and talented, and mostly likeable Plot is good not wh [...]


    3. There s good painfully earnest self published work then there s bad painfully earnest self published work Good is something like Larry Correia s Monster Hunter International bad is, well, bad is Hard Duty The combination of too much of the wrong kind of exposition ie, details about a hotel room but not about why the protagonist is 200 years old , and many, many typographical and grammatical errors, just makes it unreadable If there was an editor and copyeditor involved, I ll eat my hat I walked [...]


    4. After a military prelude, this starts as hard, first contact SF Then there s a shift in narrative perspective from the alien POV the borders on fantasy not my favorite genre When the feces hit the rotating element at the end, the two threads merge, though it remains unclear in the sequels just when the military will come in, guns a blazing.Above average writing Might re valuate toward 4 stars should I read sequel.


    5. The book lacked editorial organization Viper plot line may have a story that becomes important in a later book but it added nothing to this one The story is mostly consistent but feels like a series of vignettes sewn together in an unbalanced way There are a couple of spelling errors likely caused by a spell checker replacing with the wrong word I got the book for free and it is an e publishing The style of writing and content of the story was interesting but it needed a better focus on the top [...]



    6. Hard Duty by Mark E CooperThis is book one of the Merkiaari Wars A survey ship stumbles across a radio transmission that isn t the Merkiaari Desperate for allies in their stalmated war with the Merkiaari, they make contact with the Shan The Shan have had their own experiences with the Merkiaari and are as distrustful as the humans The survey ship Canada is ill equipped to make first contact with an alien race They send home for help and get a ship load of academics who quickly discover that real [...]


    7. I m only 15% in so this isn t a review, just a comment.The narrative is very focussed on Eric on his thoughts and abilities and actions so that everything around him lacks real clarity and depth It s also disingenuous in that while Eric is awesomely capable, the relative technology level of those around him is incoherent This is a real problem faced by science fiction generally as soon as you get into details of technology, you re doomed And the further into the future you go, the worse it gets [...]


    8. I thought this was a great book Humanity finding another alien race to ally with against a common enemy There was, however, a side story about a super marine posing as a mercenary I assume his story line would eventually tie in with the other one Beyond good character development and a good story the one thing that bothered me was that the book ended too abruptly I realize it s a series but this book forces you to read the next book to find out what happens No ends are tied up I feel there shoul [...]


    9. Hard duty by Cooper I found to be a complex story in two parts First I meet Eric and then I meet the humans and then I meet the Shan with the main character being Shima All characters are well developed and I felt positive toward Eric despite his mission Will he make it out of the jungle where he s been infiltrating a guerilla movement The next leap is the humans who want to warn the Shan about the enemy, Merkiaari Will they stay and fight or are the Merkiaari too strong Some of the humans have [...]


    10. I downloaded this book for free on Good story, could use come editing thought obvious are common words like realize and civilization which lack the Z and instead have an S in its place Further, I think the dual plots could be weaved closer together By this I mean switching back and forth throughout the book rather than starting on one storyline then abandoning it for the rest of the novel I enjoyed the story enough to buy its sequel and hope the author understands, as I would, that this review i [...]


    11. Surprisingly I give it a 4 it is not a 4 in my normal rating criteria But in its genre it is It is your typical book of this type but for some reason I cannot grasp it is better than most of them Still in the B grade arena but at a higher level This probably makes no sense as I cannot pick why it is better than others of the same class


    12. I cannot even explain how much I enjoyed this book It s well written with characters you care about even one that annoyed me to no end I wanted to slap her silly and even though it follows a lot of different characters it never got confusing Can t wait to read the rest of the series.


    13. I am torn about how to rate this The storyline is very well done and very interesting years after a devastating war, humanity reaches out for first contact, and then the aliens we thought we had beaten come back.The Shan are described in a full way, giving them a reasonably rich culture and identity It s obvious the author spent some time researching large cats OK, minor spoiler there The first contacts between the humans and the Shan are well written and carefully thought out, although it seems [...]


    14. I liked a lot about this book The bulk of it is a fun first contact Sf warfare page turner But man, there are a couple of major structural issues.Issue number 1 is that chapters 1, 2 and 26 are devoted to a storyline that has NO intersection with the rest of this book Presumably it will in a later book, but why not hold these chapters over for that later volume The section is the ham handed use of multiple cliffhangers at the end Yes, I understand that you want me to buy book 2 You know how you [...]


    15. This is promising but needs work There are typos that are distracting, and it needs editing sometimes it is repetitive even within the one paragraph There are some annoyingly unrealistic situations that are required for plot advancement couldn t you send a broadcast message instead of risking 2 lives Why would a Captain take a jumpy and irritated junior colleague into what must be a very senstive situation The structure of the story doesn t work Instead of intercutting, we follow the Viper story [...]


    16. This one had a lot of potential with an interesting background and possible plot However, there are multiple story lines that leave you hanging unless you buy the other books in the series The ending was very rushed, almost as if the author was tired of writing I won t be going further with the series as there were numerous typos, misspelled words, and incomplete runon sentence that were just plain annoying combined with having to buy the next book in the series to find out some type of conclusi [...]


    17. Yep, this is it The book I ve been looking for since finishing with the Honor Harrington series and until the next instalment of Frontlines, Odyssey One and Hayden War Cycle series It s got decent space combat, land combat and most importantly characters that are developed and fleshed out throughout the book It isn t just one massive battle but the action sequences are interesting and even the bits around the action Steve a purpose other than just filling space and splitting up battles unlike so [...]


    18. Got this as a free copy on Kobo, and at first it seemed interesting, but the amount of head jumping between characters, lack of general story structure, as well as some minor misspellings, have put me off going past the first 50% of the book I realise that this is the first in the series, so a lot of world building must be done, but Hard Duty appears to be making a rather poor job in it there appears to be a little too much of thinking done by the characters to explain things to the reader whils [...]


    19. OutstandingMultiple threads and plots but well thought out and written Outstanding First Contact, could be used as a guide for future exploration and contact A bit too much prose when told through Shima s eyes but not enough to distract from the overall story It did take me a bit to get back to Eric s story when it jumped back to him towards the end of the book Looking forward to the rest of the series.


    20. Hard Duty Very good book Kept me interested at all levels and details When some books are written with intertwining story lines, a reader can lose the linage to follow the story and give up This story was interesting on all levels The writer keeps the story rolling along with action and suspense at every corner Nicely done, can t wait to start reading the second book.


    21. Chapter two is where I stopped reading sadly I m not convinced the same person wrote both chapters because Chapter 1 was fine but Chapter 2 is a hot mess.Badly paced, cringe worthy dialogue, hard to follow setting and just a vomit of too much info.


    22. Love itGood mix of character building and action Mr Cooper did not intertwine the story lines every other chapter like so many writers do Therefore the story flowed very well.


    23. This is a pretty enjoyable read, a mixture of first contact military action I particularly enjoy the alien world building There are a number of view points with only a couple vaguely starting to come together, so this looks set for a fairly epic and enjoyable series.


    24. Cliff hangersI enjoyed reading this book, but there was a few cliff hangers at the end There is a lot going on, in different area s of space I am sure that the next book will give us a answer to them.


    25. A science fiction story ing involving contact with both friendly and hostile species including one who is out to destroy all intelligent life they come in contact with Most of the story deals with one s struggle for survival as the Murders assault their planets.


    26. As military SciFi goes, I think this ranks up there Book 1 sets the scene Human worlds still vividly remember the war with the Merkiaari, ended 200 years ago They are only now starting to move agin outside their borders to explore.




    27. First contact CHECK Alien invasion CHECK Cyborg super soldiers CHECK This space opera storyline hits right in my sweet spot Will definitely read the rest of the books in this series


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