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Wings of Hell (Starfist Series #13)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2009

    StarFist: Wings of Hell. Great read, little too short

    We left off in the StarFist universe in StarFist: Force Recon: Recoil, where Jack Delay and his Marine Force Recon company were unprepared to face the Skinks on the newly colonized world of Haulover. Reports sent back to Earth indicate an estimated 100,000 enemey presence. The Confederation now has no choice but to mount a enormus military campagin aganist the alien invaders.

    The 34th FIST and 26th FIST's are called into action once again to face the enemy. The 34th FIST has just gotten a breather in a previous war aganist rebels who wanted to seperate from the Confederation. The Skinks up until after the Civil War was a military secret. This also has created a political firestorm in which the Confederation President must answer as to why the Skinks were kept secret.

    A Corps, roughly 100,000 men consisting of Naval, Army, and Marine forces land on Haulover not quite sure of enemy strength. The Confederation military is suprised when a new kind of Skink weapon is presented on the battlefield and causes heavy losses on the military. Major General Aguinaldo shortly arrives on scene with another Corps to help the first Corps he had sent.

    The members of 34th FIST's Company L, Thrid Platoon also struggle aganist the Skinks, as this weapon is similar to a ground cannon peice the Skinks use. In this story, Claypoole, who was seen as a comidian in previous books is here the main character, who in the process of getting shipped out breakes up with his girlfriend. This causes him to become "edgy" on the battlefield.

    If StarFist: Wings of Hell had to be compared to any realistic war, it compares, at least to me, the pacific theatre of World War 2 aganist the Japanese. Where space is the ocean and the planets are the islands, one can clearly see historic facts through out the book, as well as the series.

    All in all, The book was full of action, suprises, saddness, and enjoyment. I thought it should of had a sequal, it was too short. This book is read after STARFIST: FORCE RECON: RECOIL.

    If any one loves a good read, then this is it. 5 stars cannot be enough for this novel.

    Sean "Skink" Booth

    Join StarFist HQ.com

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2009

    Great Military Sci-fi.

    A good book, easy reading. Sherman and Cragg have a good writing style and knowledge of the subject they are writing about. Would highly recommend this to anyone who likes military sci-fi.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2009

    Like his books, have them all, too bad his publishers cut off his other series

    Keep them coming

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

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    WINGS OF HELL may be the best entry in this superb military science fiction saga

    The troops of the 34th FIST (Fleet Initial Strike Team) marines feel like A WORLD OF HURT after their latest battles with the alien Skinks (see FIRESTORM). Those who survived are mentally and physically tired and looking forward to R&R at their home station installation on the planet Thorsfinni¿s World.<BR/><BR/>One thing the latest fight did do was to raise the consciousness level of the Confederation, which is no longer in denial, that the Skinks exist. However, some politicians running for office on earth strongly resent the marines trying to cause a war as they from their safe haven believe the aliens are not dangerous. Out in space light years away from the mother planet, the Skinks manage to establish a landing on Haulover. Rest, relaxation and healing are over as the 34th is deployed to repel the invaders from Haulover while other military components and economic and political interests especially the presidential election campaign interfere for differing reasons.<BR/><BR/>WINGS OF HELL may be the best entry in this superb military science fiction saga. What makes this tale and the entire Starfist universe (see Force Recon series) excellent is the insightful look at the psychology of the individuals of a unit and the team building sociological aspects in which the squad supersedes the person. For instance outside events like politicians pandering for reelection especially harm the morale. Fans will enjoy this fabulous interstellar military science fiction that cleverly uses space like it is the Pacific Ocean and planets are islands where battles occur. <BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Awsome book

    Best book i ever read

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Weakest book in the series. Disappointing read

    I've been an avid reader of the StarFist series by David Sherman & Dan Cragg, this 13th book is by far one of the least enjoyable read. The pacing is bad & there's too many different characters & situations that hardly connects with the rest. The writing also felt foreign & uninspired. When I picked up Double Jeopardy, the next book in the series, I could hardly put that down. Either the authors are off their game on this, trying to introduce too many back stories, or someone took over their bodies and wrote this. I suggest skipping it. Other than introducing us to Skinks who can now fly, the rest is forgettable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2011

    fantastic !!

    its really rare when writers get better and better while in the middle of a series. these guys r really fantastic!!

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    They did it again!

    David & Dan are both fantastic writers, with the background to know what they are writing about.

    If you wnat book that is hard to put down, even after finishing it, this is it.

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  • Posted January 6, 2010

    Great Book, crappy eBook formatting!

    If you've read the previous 12 books in the series you will not be disappointed in this book. It keeps you engaged and on the edge of your seat the entire book.

    The formatting for the eBook on the other hand BLOWS CHUNKS! Through out the book I had to keep changing the font and font size in order not to miss sentences and pages with in the book. Sometimes the font changes would lock the book into "Formatting" mode and to fix this I would need to go into a different book and change the font within that book to be able to continue reading Wings of Hell. This is not a good book to try to read when you first get your Nook!

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