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Title: Here Be Dragon
Author: Kadee Carder
If you’re looking for a sci-fi military fiction with an edge of dystopia and a whirlwind of rapid quip volleying, this is the book for you! I haven’t seen quick, realistic dialogue like this since Gilmore Girls.
Aside from the fantastic repartee, Here Be Dragons explores a post-apocalyptic military world. Unlike many similar titles, it confronts total chaos with human efficiency. If anything, the tech-altering event seems a blip in human progress – at least as far as politics and military seem to go. Though there’s a decent amount of appreciation for any individual piece of tech, it reminded almost of the sort of consideration given to such devices in historical fiction.
There were a few punctuation / grammar errors (mostly comma splices), but they were infrequent. The pacing improves in the second half, so where I was able to put it down and do other things for the first half, I stopped being able to do so around 180-200 on. I did get some Portal flashbacks toward the end.
All in all, a detailed and extensive military science fiction story.