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- Title: Genesis - Holy War, Book 1 (382 pages)
- Author: Rick Partlow - writer of Military SF
- Published by Aethon Books (May 25, 2021)
From the blurb...
First contact gone wrong...
It was every starship captain’s nightmare, and for Travis Miller, it was his own personal hell.
He’d done everything by the book, but when the Tahni attacked him and his crew, there was no choice but to return fire and destroy the first alien vessel humans had ever encountered.
I'm halfway through and am thoroughly enjoying this fast-paced, well told, gripping SF military adventure. I've read a number of other books by Partlow and like his scenarios and storytelling.
First line: "I hate this part," Crews murmured, staring at the screen.
Context: Prologue. Some people don't like books that start with prologues, but done well they set up the novel with just enough information to snag a reader's attention. And this opening does just that. Crews is the captain of a mining ship; they're in the asteroid belt doing their job. After they blow up the asteroid they're mining, a rift in space opens up and they get sucked into our closest neighboring solar system - lightyears away. They can't get back.
Another Friday meme is #Friday56 (hosted by Freda's Voice). We post a snippet from page 56 or location 56 or 56% into the book. Here's a random paragraph from page 56 in Genesis (even though I'm reading the ebook, 'Go To' options are pretty advanced now! lol).
"None of my people will back out," Gruell said. "They'll be volunteering in droves from every battalion in the Corps."
Context: Now that the rift is open, the military fleet is sending an exploration team in. Volunteers only.
So that's it. What are you reading and what's your first line for this Friday? Thanks for stopping by!
Great snippets! I haven't read many books in this genre, but the ones I have read I've really enjoyed. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. I don't read a lot of mil-sf but the books I've read by Rick are pretty good.Delete
Excellent excerpts! Sounds really exciting.ReplyDelete
Thanks. And happy reading this weekend!Delete
I'm just beginning A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch.
"I am to go by myself?" Grace dropped the rag she had been using to wash the parlor window.
I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Firs Line!Delete
My first line is from Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill:ReplyDelete
December 31, 1883
“I don’t understand why we can’t marry sooner. Cincinnati doesn’t require your grandfather’s consent.”
Thanks for dropping by and sharing your first line Friday!Delete
I am not a Science fiction fan but I love the cover!ReplyDelete
I like the cover too. Very cool. Happy reading whatever genre you enjoy best!Delete
I'm currently reading Enchanting an Heiress by Kristi Ann Hunter, so here's a line from there: A few weeks ago, Harriet had not been looking forward to the April Meeting and the influx of people and social engagements it would bring. My First Line post comes from The Element of Love by Mary Connealy: https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2022/03/25/the-element-of-love/ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Thanks and thanks for the first line Friday! Happy Reading.Delete