Soldier of the Legion

A squad of young Outworlder troopers from the ConFree Legion face a merciless, all powerful alien enemy on a mysterious world in the Outvac frontier Their mission is soon clear victory or death Failure means extinction for their species.
Soldier of the Legion A squad of young Outworlder troopers from the ConFree Legion face a merciless all powerful alien enemy on a mysterious world in the Outvac frontier Their mission is soon clear victory or death Failur

  • Title: Soldier of the Legion
  • Author: Marshall S. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781601453426
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Marshall S. Thomas

    My name is Marshall S Thomas and I am the author of the six part Soldier of the Legion science fiction series, set in the far future, and also a second series, Prophet of ConFree I recently completed writing the sixth book in the second series which will be published in a few months.I love writing and write for the sheer joy of it I was turned on to science fiction in the late 50s as a teenager and wanted to write SF from that moment I didn t have the skills to do it until my early 40s when I began the first series I had almost completed the series when it dawned on me that I had put so much work into it that I really should try to have it published An astonishing number of rejection letters followed but as I improved my writing and did plenty of rewriting I finally found my first publisher in Timberwolf Press I ve had other publishers since then, but at present I am independently publishing my books.I studied at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the University of New Mexico and the University of Miami Government International Affairs and History and then spent 35 years in East Asia I am currently retired and live in Willliamburg, VA with my wife Kim Lien We have two children The first is an arts graduate of Radford University and the second is a biochemistry grad of Virginia Tech now working in NYC.My first publisher, Timberwolf, also produced a spectacular unabridged, full cast audio of the first book The full audio can be found on my newly updated website soldierofthelegion.I now have written a new SF series, Prophet of ConFree All six books of the Soldier series and the first five books of the Prophet series are available on my website as well as online at the usual places Please check out my website it s awesome.Happy reading MST.

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    • The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      Soldier of the Legion Okay, somebody spent a little too much time playing Mech-Warrior, huh? Go War Hammer Gaming! Even though Heinlein has clearly influenced this author, there are also other influences at work. Probably some Harry Harrison, a little Asimov, and Ray Bradbury, mixed with Japanese Anime', Marvel Comics. I can almost hear the theme song to Starblazers, that most respectable of Japanese Spaghetti Anime' sing along with meWe're off in outer spaceProtecting mother earthTo save the h [...]

    • Mike (the Paladin) said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      If you've read many of my reviews you know I like a good action book. You may also know I like a good military science fiction. I had high hopes for this one I really wanted to like it. I'm sorry that I can't say I did. I got to a point where I just wanted it to be over.This one opened in a fairly promising way. It was an action scene and even though the adversary was not as advanced as the Legion troops the combat and so on was/were promising. The Soldiers of the Legion put me in mind (slightly [...]

    • Brandon said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      This was a very entertaining far-future, war-based (obviously) sci-fi book, based on the events and actions of a squad of legion troops. Other than a good strong recommendation, the only other thing I would say is that as one chapter ends and another begins, sometimes the flow feels a bit off. That's what a new chapter is for, I guess. Maybe I should be more specific.The romantic interest of the main character, Thinker, is at times at the forefront of his thoughts, and at others, it's like he's [...]

    • Luci Ann Keenagh said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      I absolutely loved this book!!! It is now definitely a favourite and I am certainly going to read the next one. It is wonderfully well written, I felt like I was there with these guys. It took me a while to get used to all the terminology, like I had literally been dropped into the Legion, with everything going on around me! The characters are great, I really felt for them and liked them all. Their world is really well imagined and all felt very real and immediate to me, quite a roller coaster r [...]

    • Patrick said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      Skip it. Read "old Man's War", Doom Star Series, "Fallen Dragon", or "Star Strike" if you need to get your Military Fiction itch scratched. The book jumps into combat straight away, with rifles that dont miss, armor with AI, and a new brand name for everything. I dont think an HE round is going to change its name - even when its the mother of all HE and a TAC nuke you can see and then feel wash over your suit is going to be a problem. If the suit is making sure the rounds connect and has error f [...]

    • Bette Kester said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      Quite unexpectedly - but happily- by the third chapter of this book: I was hooked. By the last third of the book, I realized that the book is written in several "layers." It's an incredibly "rich" book that will surely appeal to casual readers who want a great plot with plenty of action and plenty of intrigue, as well as to those who are intrigued with the subtle "undercurrents" that more careful and thoughtful read will reveal. It definitely left me eager to find the next one and start reading [...]

    • Greg said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      If you like Warhammer 40K Space Marine books (i.e. bad ass space solders, that live, breath, think, die as a unit, in battle and live forever [until killed]). The bad guys are human and no where near as evil as Chaos, but they are pretty bad.This books feels a little like we're joining the story in the middle, that there was a book before this (but as far as I could tell, this is currently #1 in the series). If you like squad scoped battes and stories, hopeless odds and "good guys" kicking ass a [...]

    • Jay Javier said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      Marshall S. Thomas' Soldier of the Legion is the first book of a six part series that follows young Legion trooper Thinker's adventures in the ConFree Legion. He and his squad mates are kept young, strong and seemingly immortal through advanced biotechnology. As a fighting force, they must fight to survive horrific battles against a corrupt, slave-raiding empire as well as relentless alien enemies. Fast and furious military science fiction without the overwhelming angst of the 40k universe!More [...]

    • Jeff said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      It's been a long time since I read any military SF, but this was the right one to jump back in with. The author has a real gift for writing fast-paced action scenes, and moves the plot along at such break-neck speed that you are almost startled when you reach the end. A very well written tale.

    • Brian said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      I enjoyed the entire Legion series. A military SF story/series but with fine character development. The only problem is that the series went on a little longer that it should have. By the last book or two the stories were getting a little too Heinlein like. That might be Ok for some but not so much for me.

    • Bob said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      I wasn't so sure about this book at the beginning due to it's confusing (at the time) vocabulary, but once I looked at the glossary, it made more sense. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction.

    • WilliamKnight said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      It's a good time killer.It's very alright. Nothing groundbreaking. Simplistic, protagonist never feels imperiled. Characters are forgettable, setting itself is intriguing. Curious about 40k inspiration levels, with having weapons that are essentially bolters, and psykers.

    • Graeme Findlay said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      A decent story. Worth reading. Lots of action and a sideline of romance. Too heavy on the jargon and it feels like you're dropped in part of the way through the story.

    • Sarah Smithers said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      I listened to the audiobook and it was done like a radio show! bunch of different voices and sound effects! It was a real hoot.

    • Jordan favela said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      great book if you like sci-fi, adventure, the military, and a little romance THEN READ THIS BOOK

    • Michael said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      Very good book. Fast paced and holds your interest.

    • Drew said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      It got a bit difficult to follow at times, but I still think that overall it merits 3.5 stars. I will read the series and see how it goes.

    • Tyson said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 02:56 AM

      my reviewhere.

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