Marines (Crimson Worlds I) [NOOK Book]

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Book One of the bestselling Crimson Worlds series (over 275,000 books sold)

Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes.

In the 23rd Century, assault troops go into battle wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal...
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Marines (Crimson Worlds I)

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Overview

Book One of the bestselling Crimson Worlds series (over 275,000 books sold)

Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes.

In the 23rd Century, assault troops go into battle wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

As Erik rises through the ranks he finally finds a home, first with the marines who fight at his side and later among the colonists - men and women who have dared to leave everything behind to build a new society on the frontier, one where the freedoms and rights lost long ago on Earth are preserved.
Amidst the blood and death and sacrifice, Erik begins to wonder. Is he fighting the right war? Who is the real enemy?


BONUS: Now including a free sneak peak at Crimson Worlds Book II: The Cost of Victory. The first three chpaters are included immediately following Marines in this Nook edition.

The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds II) - Available Now!

Tombstone (A Crimson Worlds Prequel) - Available Now!

A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III) - December 2012
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014811446
  • Publisher: System 7 Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Series: Crimson Worlds , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 21,341
  • File size: 700 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Allan writes science fiction and fantasy from his home in New York City.
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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    Really enjoyed it - looking forward to book 2

    If you like military science fiction with a little more to it than just battles, you will probably enjoy this book.

    It's a first person account of one soldier's experiences, so my mind immediately went to comparisons to classics like Starship Troopers or the Forever War. I could see some influence of both, but clearly this is its own story.

    It starts out with a detailed account of the main character's first battle. I thought it was good, but perhaps a little long. If the whole book had just been similar, I would have enjoyed it but rated it a bit lower. But the next couple chapters give us backstory on the character and his past. Subsequent chapters give the reader much more information, including descriptions on the world and its history.

    The story has several levels. On its most basic level it is an account of one man's redemption, but there is a lot about the background universe. Earth is definitely dystopian, and the story is a dark one in many ways.

    It is well-written, and if fed me just enough info to keep me interested and anxious for more. The tech is interesting, and feels realistic. The backstory seems very deep, and I would have enjoyed more, but it seems to be the first of a series, so hopefully that will follow.

    There was a sample of the second book included, which I also enjoyed. It seems to shift from the first person telling and broadens out to include more characters.

    All in all, I really liked it. I thought it was a fresh and interesting take on a tried and true genre.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Engaging Read

    Quirky storytelling in a good way. Interesting characters with strong world crafting. A few copyedit isues but do not interfere with smooth reading. In fact, the story reads quite smoothly. The kind of characters you want to follow.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Very good. The following two books get even better you can see b

    Very good. The following two books get even better you can see both the author and the storyline develop.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Awesome book

    Its a great book for people that love space travel and people should read it remember its awesome

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Excellent series but it gets predictable before the end.

    Excellent series of books. Marine language is included but fits the story so well it is hardly noticeable. The political shenanigans are sometimes hard to put up with, but overall quite a good read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    decent read

    a

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Great thread

    Enoyable characters, believable conflicts and I don't mean the battles!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    I paid twice for the book but all i got was the preview

    I think that I would love the book... to bad I can only read the first 38 pages!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Starship Troopers, Hammer's Slammers, Armor

    I haven't read a good Space Combat Marines story in a long time. This book is one. Set in a dystopian future a young criminal is offered a future among the stars. He finds home and family among the marines in space.

    It's a good read. I would recommend this to any military sci-fi fan. I will be reading the other books in the series in the near future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Jay Allan

    Is a great story teller and very easy to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    an ayn rand wanna be

    this didactic political tome makes many false assumptions about the human condition. mainly asserting anyone who doesn't share the authors libertarian views is a coward, craven and unwilling to stand up for what is right. the plot line reads like a resume of how excellent it is, and how great your life can be, if you only think of yourself and your closest compatriots. i am embarrassed to have purchased this trilogy.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Good start to the series

    This is a great book and it looks like it is going to be a good series. More people should know about this book. It has a great sci-fi and military feel to it but that is not all it has. The main character has a good rags to riches story. An overall good story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2015

    This is a quick read and from front page to back, loaded with ac

    This is a quick read and from front page to back, loaded with action. Great characters. i am on third book and it hasn't stopped yet. 

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  • Posted November 5, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Save Your Money and, Most Importantly, Your Time. Do Not Read Th

    Save Your Money and, Most Importantly, Your Time. Do Not Read This Book

    I’m breaking my typically impersonal tone because this is the first 1 star I have given (since I started reviewing) and, in this instance, I feel it’s important to express myself in a somewhat colloquial nature.

    I came to this story through ‘Stars & Empire: 10 Galactic Tales’ and I am so glad that it wasn’t an ARC—I stopped reading several pages in. I tried to continue, trust me I did, but I was glad I didn’t ‘have’ to finish it, therefore, saving myself time and energy doing so. I hope this review will help save yours. My reasons for stopping are as follows: the writing was incredibly unsophisticated and unpolished; the jumping between tenses was often painfully incorrect; the name choices of character, places and objects didn’t seem very original (sometimes confusing too—it took me till just now, when returning to my notes and reread, that the Guadalcanal was actually a ship!). At first I thought Jay Allan may have had military experience himself and a lot of these references were paying personal homages but my online scouring suggests this probably isn't the case. Either way this was another unnecessarily jarring issue; there was a distinct lack of editing—typos, punctuation problems and repetition; whilst I did enjoy reading about the fighting suits, unfortunately their descriptions those of certain other areas just seemed lazy and expository.

    All in all I would advise: DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK and, EVEN IF YOU GET IT FOR FREE, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME READING IT!

    In better news, I was surprised to see how prolific this writer is and the amount of books he’s published in just a few years. This ‘practice’ has shown some positive results for both Jay and the reader, since his latest story, a bonus in S & E that followed ‘Marines’, was actually an improvement—albeit by a star. It was much more tolerable then the first and I therefore finished it! You can find a separate write up for that either under my reviews or on the book itself—‘The Gates of Hell: Crimson Worlds Prequel #3’

    Jay Allan does say that it’s world building he enjoys most. So, whilst he is honing his craft, maybe that’s what he should stick to; he could find a cowriter to write the copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Cool

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    I enjoyed this book very much

    The story and characters are interesting. The pace of the story kept me reading and not wanting to put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    For those who enjoy military sci-fi, this is a good (but maybe n

    For those who enjoy military sci-fi, this is a good (but maybe not great) read. The tech is interesting and believable. The setting is fleshed out nicely with plenty of room for more information in the following books. Where I thought the story missed a bit was in the character development. I was thoroughly interested in the characters, but they seemed as "robotic" as their armor much of the time. Having read the first chapter of the next book, I was very much into the naval battle taking place and will be giving the series more time to keep my attention for long haul. Everything is there to make this a great story. There just needs to be a little more "human" in those power suits.    

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Don't waste your time

    I have never bothered to write a review until now. Of all the Sci Fi I have read this is the first one I've encountered that left feeling as if I needed to warm others to stay away from. Sorry Jay but the truth hurts. A serious yarn that is part Old Man's War part Halo with none of the cool stuff in between. Just a dream out continuation of the same old conflicts we have today carried into space.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Just Okay

    I like military Sci-Fi, but this one fell short in several areas. The character development was sorely lacking as well as a back story on the main character. Way too much in troop movements and tactical with the action descriptions way to lean. It lacked the human element.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Plz read

    Who likes Dr. Who

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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