Mecha Corps: A Novel of the Armor Warsby Brett Patton
Matt Lowell is in hell-and there's no place he'd rather be. At a training camp on the backwater planet of Earth, he and his fellow cadets are learning to ride Mechas: biomechanicals sporting both incredible grace and devastating firepower. Their ultimate aim is to combat the pirates of the Corsair Confederacy, but before they survive a battle, they have to survive their training.
Because every time Lowell and his comrades "plug in" to their Mechas, their minds are slowly being twisted and broken by an unseen power that is neither man...nor machine.
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Brett Patton is the author of the Novels of the Armor Wars, including Mecha Corps and Mecha Rogue.
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The Union and The Corsair Confederacy are on the brink of war, which makes decaying earth the perfect training ground for the biomechanical-riding mecha training ground. The trainees prepare to fight against their enemy: The Corsair Confederacy Matt Lowell has lived on colony ships all his life so he welcomes the respite of training on this hellhole planet. He conceals his secret agenda for why he joined the Mecha corps as he plans to use the neural link inserted in his body which connects him to the Mecha vehicle to find and kill the Corsair Pirate who murdered his father. Training is abruptly ended when the Corsairs attack a Union planet killing millions of civilians. Matt and his training comrades in arms are deployed to the hidden Mecha world to train on the Demons, the latest generation of Mecha. Matt recognizes the orb where the leader of the pirates is, but when they arrive with the coordinates, the unit finds the planet under Corsairs assault. Desperate, Matt devises a counter-attack that either will destroy the Union or neutralize the vicious adversary. They also decide to go after the Corsair leader in a do or die mission. Brett Patton has written a thrill a minute military science fiction starring a fascinating hero who learns in training to be part of a cohesive unit which requires him to give up for now his personal goal. Readers also observe the politicians who use and sacrifice Black Ops agents to further their ambitions. Filled with twists and secrets that are not all revealed in this action-packed story line, fans will enjoy sparing into combat with the Mecha Corps. Harriet Klausner
I picked this up on a whim because it looked like an interesting mix of both Eastern and Western mecha. The resulting blend is an equal amount of interesting ideas and cliches. I like the amount of world-building Patton does; enough to feel like a fleshed out world while still dropping hints for the reader to piece together the bigger picture. The weakest part of the book is the characters. Matt is defined by his quest for revenge and little else, and I got really tired about hearing how hot and desirable blonde-haired blue-eyed Michelle is. The action scenes are also a little too frantic. They remind me of a narrative shaky cam. Patton is a new writer and his style could use refinement, but it's generally fast and readable. Overall I would recommend giving Mecha Corps a try, as it does indeed feature powerful giant robots and I think that genre needs more exploration in the West.
Meh, it was a fun little story but ultimately unremarkable. I feel a great deal more depth could have been added to the characters (especially the one dimensional antagonist), and more reaserch done on military facilities/procedures. Velcro shoes to counter anti-gravity? Really? That was the best you could do in a world where biomechanical super-mecha rule the battlefield... Velcro? At times it felt like I was reading a childrens story.
Who knows a clan i can join where they allow deformations? I have a long neck and a long tail and long legs. I have two tiny curled up bumps on my back that would be wings if they had grown more. I have midnight blue fur and dark blue eyes