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Star Corps (Legacy Trilogy Series #1)

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mankind gets a taste of the stars

This first book in the series by Ian Douglas is a good read. The Marines get some serious booty busting going against some interesting creatures. When the Marine expeditionary force reaches their destination after four years of travel in hibernation and wake to take s...
This first book in the series by Ian Douglas is a good read. The Marines get some serious booty busting going against some interesting creatures. When the Marine expeditionary force reaches their destination after four years of travel in hibernation and wake to take some serious revenge on their adversaries - who have no clue just how nasty the Marines can be when they put their minds to it - the story really comes together. This book sets up the plot for the follow on books of the series. Ian Douglas takes a very interesting idea and makes it very plausible - almost as though he's writing about history. The Marines take their lumps as they invade and then discover a whole new world was just beyond their doorstep. But the end is a forshadow of the next book in the series - where the really mean spirited bad boys of the galaxy decide to figure out what all the ruckus is on the other side of the wall.
This book is a great read and worth your time.
If you like the series, "The Lost Fleet" (Paul Campbell) you'll definitely like this series. Though I prefer Paul Campbell's no nonsense writing style, Ian Douglas takes more time with explaining a back story and the technology behind what's being used to kick the bad boys around.

posted by Mr_S1000D on March 29, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Accurate But Disjointed.

This book by Ian Douglas was recommended to me by a former Army veteran who stated that it was one of the most accurate depictions of military combat and what a likely interplanetary war might be like in the future. I really can't disagree. The combat and actions of t...
This book by Ian Douglas was recommended to me by a former Army veteran who stated that it was one of the most accurate depictions of military combat and what a likely interplanetary war might be like in the future. I really can't disagree. The combat and actions of the Marines were realistic and on par with what little knowledge I have of the US Marine Corp, but I stumbled on the story telling. The book revolves around a diverse number of individuals, telling their disparate stories in short vignette like scenes that make it difficult to follow along. Not only that, but there isn't much diversity in personality or behavior between the various soldiers and that made it even more problematic. The scenes were too short as well, making it impossible to really get to know the important character, or care about their situation. This piecemeal approach destroyed an rising tension or pacing within the plot line and frankly, I got three quarters of the way through the book and said to myself, "I don't care about these people or what they are doing." And that's the sad fact.

posted by VoraciousReader2 on July 30, 2012

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    Mankind gets a taste of the stars

    This first book in the series by Ian Douglas is a good read. The Marines get some serious booty busting going against some interesting creatures. When the Marine expeditionary force reaches their destination after four years of travel in hibernation and wake to take some serious revenge on their adversaries - who have no clue just how nasty the Marines can be when they put their minds to it - the story really comes together. This book sets up the plot for the follow on books of the series. Ian Douglas takes a very interesting idea and makes it very plausible - almost as though he's writing about history. The Marines take their lumps as they invade and then discover a whole new world was just beyond their doorstep. But the end is a forshadow of the next book in the series - where the really mean spirited bad boys of the galaxy decide to figure out what all the ruckus is on the other side of the wall.
    This book is a great read and worth your time.
    If you like the series, "The Lost Fleet" (Paul Campbell) you'll definitely like this series. Though I prefer Paul Campbell's no nonsense writing style, Ian Douglas takes more time with explaining a back story and the technology behind what's being used to kick the bad boys around.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    Great!

    great read. does anyone know when the next book is coming out?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2004

    Absolutely amazing!

    I read this book before the Heritage Trilogy and loved it. I've read it 7 times now, and the Heritage Trilogy 3 times. Star Corps is full of excitement and immerses you in the world given by Ian Douglas. Never before was a book able to make me feel as close to the world he described. It's a shame that we have to wait until 2005 before then next book in this trilogy comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    Star Corps (The Legacy Trilogy Series #1)

    As good as the first series. You do not have to read the first series, The Heitage Trilogy to enjoy this, but you would miss a great story if you don't. I am still hoping for some news of the next book in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2003

    Star Corps (The Legacy Trilogy Series #1)

    The Heritage Trilogy was a great read, this new set will continue the story of the An and their decendants.

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