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Reddit reviews: The best war & military action books

We found 243 Reddit comments discussing the best war & military action books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 59 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about War & Military Action Fiction:

u/JWaynerwrites · 8 pointsr/The_Donald

link https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5kg6z2/nsa_free_christmas_gift_from_centipede_and_gun/

ORIGINAL POST

Hey everyone! I'm popular gun writer Josh Wayner of The Truth About Guns fame. In addition to rewriting the book on rifle barrel length, helping the disabled exercise their constitutional right to bear arm, and winning medals at the National Matches, I moonlight as a novelist.
Since I can't personally thank all of you for the amazing work and support you've given me and each other during this season of WINNING, I am instead extending to all my readers on TTAG and my friends and fellow Pedes here on T_D a gift in the form of my new novel, Savage State. The free edition is for Kindle.
Mods, I messaged you several days ago and got no response so please understand that I'm not trying to make a sale here. This is 100% free and will be free until Friday. I want to give something that I made to those who have made me feel great again. If it was a simple image, I'd just share it, but I'm a writer and this is how I have to give away my creation. I know its on Amazon, but that's what I got and it isn't my first choice either. I'm not making money and neither are they.
Anyways, I don't want anything back from any of you. This is my gift to my friends and I don't expect a thing in return. You have all given me and each other a great gift by saving our country this fall and I hope this makes your Christmas a bit better. Don't do anything but simply enjoy it.
About the book: I wrote Savage State during a hard time in my life and it means a great deal to me. I didn't even want to publish it, but I decided it the right thing to do. The story takes place in Michigan, just not the Michigan you'd recognize.
I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say if you want a good, very long read that includes brutal warfare, genocide, militant lesbians, drinking, moral and political philosophy, the struggle of addiction, love and loss, and lots of humor, then you'll enjoy this quite a bit. I worked hard to make this as detailed and accurate as possible in nearly every way.
As a side note, this book will melt snowflakes by the first page, so keep it away from those tender angels in your life lest they get woke.
In closing, have a very Merry Christmas, my dear, dear friends. I love each of you and I wish I was able to do more. I guess we will all just have to settle for WINNING EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS NO BRAKES.
Merry Christmas, Pedes!
You can find the proof of my existence and a portion of my work on TTAG. This article links to the site as proof this is legit. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/12/daniel-zimmerman/free-kindle-downloads-ttag-writer-josh-wayners-book-savage-state/
Direct link https://www.amazon.com/Savage-State-Joshua-Wayner/dp/1530246520
Proof I'm a gun writer: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/02/robert-farago/housekeeping-meet-ttag-email-editor-josh-wayner/
Finally, proof that I am the combination of all the links above: http://imgur.com/eu6GTtn

u/iamgory · 2 pointsr/writing

Just got this review of a novella today on Amazon and I'm honestly buzzing. This is why I enjoy writing. I also don't think the book is much longer than this review lol. It's a review of my second novella (in a series), a near-future soft sci-fi setting. You can get the first book here for $0.99/€0.99/£0.99 though I regularly put them on free giveaways.

>5.0 out of 5 stars

>Could not stop reading!

>ByiArtichokeuon 12 July 2017

>Verified Purchase

>Ah Ryder, we hear of your stories once again. After reading the first book, I just had to read the second right away. Though I do admit I stalled a bit on this book waiting on Prime Day to come so I can order a discounted Paperwhite. But, I failed. I did my best, but could not stop reading. At first I read very slowly, then… lets just say I read 60% of the book yesterday and finished it. Also, my Paperwhite is still on its way. I was too drawn in, and I could not hold back my urge to read this.

>I wanted answers after reading the first book. I wanted to know more about the Xenos. I needed to know more about Ryder. I had to know who survives. The first book leaves you hanging there, wanting to know more. Hence why I binge read.

>Differing from the first, the second takes place in space and Mars. A variety of characters are introduced, and with these new varieties, comes friends and foes. To be honest, Ryder tends to judge harshly. He seems to dislike people, more than he likes them. Just give him a drink, and leave him alone. Most of the time he is correct though, when it comes to judging people. Initially, he came across as grumpy, but it’s more along the lines of instinct. Not everyone he dislikes is an enemy though. I think some characters from the first book may grow on him.

>If I am to write about any of the additional characters (and there are many), I have to talk about Jansen. Though his name should be changed to Mr. Smartypants. He is my favorite in this series. A very lovable character he is indeed. I actually favor him over Ryder now. Just don’t tell Ryder that. The combination of him and Ryder in a group is fearsome. Ryder has a sense of instinct that he follows. It works for him. Gets him out of situations that others would cower to. Jansen on the other hand goes by intellect. If Ryder is unable to do something, Jansen will have already figured it out. Vise versa.

>It’s taking me a bit to get used to the other characters in Ryder’s unit. Actually, I tend to forget who they even are. Even up until the end of book two. Hopefully I will get to know about them more as time goes by. Also, I lack knowledge of the military ranking system. Commander, Lieutenant, Major, etc.. I will have to do some research. As I read, Jansen just grew on me. The other characters just gave the feeling of… team fodder? Which I don’t particularly mind. Just as long as it’s not Jansen. The Xenos are also spoken of many times. You will learn tons of information about them, as well as some sympathy.

>Niall McGrath once again got my imagination going with his battle scenes. His writing style is also unique in the way that he will describe things that aren’t human like, but you will clearly picture what it is. Detailed descriptions; yet getting to the point, makes it easy to understand. The book however, had less battling than book one. Not that that is a bad thing, as I actually enjoyed book two more than the first. Niall McGrath’s writing style is good at making you wait in anticipation. What had made me binge read the second book was because of this reason. Without going into spoilers, those of you who have already read the story, all I can say is… RYDER KNOWS JANSEN! Niall, man. Brilliantly played. Loved that part. I had actually laughed out loud and yelled “HAHAHA, WHAT?! BUSTED.” I caught on right away.

>When it comes to the Xenos, many humans will hate them. But as a reader, I could not help but feel sympathy towards them. I’m sure some of you will also feel this way. You will learn some of their history, and what makes them what they are today.

>Great read, and I hope others look into this series. I’m enjoying it very much. Interested where the story goes in book three.

u/boo909 · 19 pointsr/GameDeals

Brigador is a truly excellent game, highly recommended as u/BW_Bird said if you liked Desert Strike and the others this is a deeper more fulfilling version, or mechs (there aren't enough good mech games these days), the lore is very well thought out and written (there's a pretty good military sci fi ebook based on it, I think you get that and the audio book version with deluxe package), the gameplay is pretty addictive and the devs are excellent at guilt tripping you into a purchase (jk they seem like lovely people)

Edit: It's still being updated as well (latest 6th Nov) and they seem to actually update the gog version at the same time as the Steam version, unlike some devs.

Edit 2: If you do buy it be aware that the meat of the game is in the Freelance/freeroam mode rather than the campaign. The campaign is really just a tutorial. The Freelance mode is where all the fun is to be had.

u/fljared · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Gonna Copy/Paste from another thread:

Teen Superheros:

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by Richard Roberts (Three children of superheros develop powers and accidently become supervillains. Good writing, very clever worldbuilding and characterization. Interesting love triangle You've probably seen it advertised as "What if Harry Potter were steampunk?" but underneath the obvious cashgrab advertising is a great book)

Sidekicks by Jack Ferraiolo (Two sidekicks-One of a superhero, another of a supervillian, learn that they go to the same school, and develop a romance. Excellent Writing, especially for a children's book. Cute romance, and realistic characterization of the main characters at the age they're at without being either condescending or simplistic, interesting twist on superhero/supervillian dynamics. Be careful, since the title's genericness means its possible to get the wrong book)

The Vindico by Wesley King. (5 children are kidnapped by a team of supervillains in an attempt to train apprentices. Generally sold as "The Breakfast Club meets X-Men", which it somewhat lives up to. Good plot, nice twist both on traditional super villain roles and "school for supers" idea)

Realistic Fiction:

The Theif Lord by Cornelia Funke. (Two Orphans run away to Venice and join a group of runaways taken care of by "The Thief Lord", a child master thief. Clever Plot, and the writing really takes you in)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (Written by 16 year old who really lived in similar conditions. Plot revolves around "Ponyboy", a member of a Greaser gang in the 60s, and his life after a gang fight goes wrong. You really care about people who would otherwise serve as hoodlums in another novel)

Sci-fi:

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. (A Prince, one of a few million of the rulers of a galactic empire, becomes tangled in a web of plots and conspiracies. Good sci-fi with excellent world building. Watching the main character learn how dangerous his life has become and slowly adapt to it)

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (After the death of his wife, a member of the lowest Red caste is disguised and made into a member of the ruling Gold caste in order to infiltrate the ruling society. "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow" was the quote that got me into this. Lives up to it. Reads like a more violent Hunger Games, and goes places the HG didn't. Excellent read, and the main character's intelligence make him more than just an angry revenger. Some slightly guessable "plot twists", but does a good job exploring the theme of unfairness and winning against a stacked deck.)

Levithan by Scott Westerfield. (Alternate World War One, where the allies use genetic manipulation to create huge beasts of burden and war, while the Central powers use huge steampunk machines. Plot follows a girl who dresses as a boy to join in the ranks of an air force, who meets an Austrian Prince on the run from the German Empire)

Fantasy/Horror:

The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delany (Seventh son gets appreticed to the local spook, a man who fights magical threats around the County. Does a unique job of showing its monsters and boogeymen, with a plot that builds over the course of the books.)

Cirque Du Freak (Boy becomes a half-vampire, traveling with a circus of freaks. Most action takes place away from the circus and towards the other vampires in the world. 12 books that are really 4 trilogies, which ought to be 4 books. Nice job of presenting unique vampires. Actual horror varies, although I've heard good things about the Demonata series by the same author, which I haven't read.)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. (First line: "There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife." Plot is series of vignettes about boy being raised by a group of ghosts in a graveyard. Gaiman gets pretty good reviews overall, and for good reason.)

The Midnighters Series by Scott Westerfield (Girl moves to new town and discovers she is one of a very few who can access the "Secret Hour"- An extra hour when time is frozen at midnight, along with gaining new powers. Her and a few select others fight ancient beasts who were the last predators of ancient man.)

u/JackinOffDogs · 1 pointr/MandelaEffect

I made a separate post about this but it was removed, so I thought I'd comment my post here:

I’ve been unsure of how I felt about the legitimacy of the mandela effect for a while, though I’ve been leaning towards the psychological and memory explanations. However I recently discovered something that seems totally off from what I remember, and I wanted to know if anyone else remembered the same.

I very distinctly remember the President of the US being “Commander-and-Chief”, not “Commander-in-Chief” as everything shows now. My father is an Air Force retiree and when I was younger he really emphasized me learning about the US government, politics, and the military (he believed in being a well-informed citizen). He spent a lot of time discussing the president, and explained to me why he was called “Commander-and-Chief”, which was to emphasize both the importance of his direction and his status as the leader of the people of our country (from what I recall of our discussions). I can even remember a book that showed a diagram of the different branches of government and the words “Commander and Chief” was written in fancy golden letters near the top.

Any time since then, I very much remember seeing “Commander-and-Chief” instead of “Commander-in-Chief”. “In” would have definitely stood out to me, as I always liked the title of “Commander-and-Chief” as it gave the office a certain feeling of reverence. The new term also doesn’t entirely make sense to me, so again, I would’ve had questions if I was reading “Commander-in-Chief”.

When I called and asked my dad a few days ago, sure enough he remembered “and” instead of “in”. I even asked him to spell it over the phone to make sure it wasn’t just audio distortion, but sure enough he remembers “and”. He got very upset when I told him it was “in”, thought I was messing with him, and didn’t want to talk about it anymore before we ended the call.

I also talked to a few coworkers, and most remembered “in” but 3 others (out of the ~8 people I chatted with) also remembered “and”, though no one there was as confident in their memories as my dad and I are.

So anyway, does anyone else share this experience? I want to see if it’s more than just my dad and I.

Post was removed, so I wanted to include some residue to bolster the potential of this post

https://www.amazon.com/Commander-Chief-Russell-J-Mathews/dp/1718198736

and

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205474/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Just to clarify, I am aware that this term is not exclusive to the US president, just the context in which I learned of it.

u/AlexisKeane · 4 pointsr/litrpg

Carbon Cowboy: A SciFi Harem Adventure Crash Tanner 2018/9/11 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9HZFJ3

Initiate (Animus Book 1) Joshua Anderle and Michael Anderle 2018/9/11 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H997V1F

The FPS Deity: A Fantasy LitRPG Series- Book 1 Cobyboy 2018/9/12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HB8KDX1

Half-Breed Hunter: Arrival David Aries 2018/9/12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HB8HSY9

Infinite Exodus: A SciFi LitRPG (Infinite Exodus Book 1) Noah Whitaker and Remy Whitaker 2018/9/12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9J2NDZ

Live Like a God: big adventure in a tiny world Taylor Kole 2018/9/12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBKGRH3

XXX Fantasy Online Part One: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/13 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCQSH6S

XXX Fantasy Online Part Two: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/13 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCRV6FR

The Revived: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 3) A. M. Sohma 2018/9/14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H78W9WR

First Song, Book One (Anthem of Infinity 1) Blaise Corvin and Outspan Foster 2018/9/14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD2VQ9W

XXX Fantasy Online Part Three: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD3HP2J

XXX Fantasy Online 4: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDG91KL

How To Tame Your Dragon I: A Litrpg Harem Adventure Kimiko Petaway 2018/9/14 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD656JK

Conquer: An Epic Fantasy Harem (Conquering the Kingdom Book 1) Aron Stone and Caterina Kalymniou 2018/9/15 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDM2VBQ

Eburnean Passage: A LitRPG Mystery Richter Solaire 2018/9/15 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVQ7MM4

Kill Code: A Gamelit Adventure Jamie Hawke and Justin Sloan 2018/9/16 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF9KFC9

XXX Fantasy Online 5: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/17 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFMLW7N

Hero's Dungeon: A Superhero Dungeon Core Novel Nick Ryder 2018/9/17 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFZ2F7F

The Wang is the Hardest Part (Caverns and Creatures) Robert Bevan and Joan Reginaldo 2018/9/17 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HGLWJ4L

Welcome to Gorgoth (How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis Book 7) V. Moody 2018/9/17 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2R2L3Q

Vampire Hunter (Superheroes Online Book 2) Dante Steel 2018/9/18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HH3K64Q

Southern Kingdom: Evolution Online II D. L. Harrison 2018/9/18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FZ7DPFT

The Great Game J. Conrad Matthews 2018/9/18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HHM4MT6

The New Magic (The Outworlders Book 2) Joseph Malik 2018/9/18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCVHZGW

Bunker Core (Core Control Book 1) Andrew Seiple and Amelia Parris 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HKV8BRN

Cavern of Spirits: A LitRPG and GameLit Adventure (Stonehaven League Book 3) Carrie Summers 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HB6L6X9

Killdozer (Arbiter Core Book 1) Cory Gaffner 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HK54JHL

Blademage Shadowstalker (Blademage Book 3) Deck Davis 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HKT1PZ6

Enthralled: Book 4: System Ascension Prax Venter 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDQ796C

The Handsome Menace: A LitRPG Adventure (Scar Tours Book 1) S.R.R. Saint 2018/9/20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HH511H6

u/dolphins3 · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

I really like:

Terry Mancour's Spellmonger series on Kindle. It's not super deep like Gene Wolfe or even Sanderson, but he writes very fast, a couple books a year, they're cheap. It's like comfort food sword and sorcery medieval fantasy. Story follows a fairly young veteran battle mage who has retired to a quiet mountain village to be the local "spellmonger", when he gets caught up in an attack by the evil goblins. His survival launches him on a martial and political career that will reshape his world. There's also romance and some nice wisecracks along the way, and hints that the world isn't as simple as it first appears. Sometimes you just want something easy and fun and this delivers.

http://terrymancour.blogspot.com/?m=1

https://www.amazon.com/Spellmonger-Book-One-Terry-Mancour-ebook/dp/B004Q9TD7W


I also like H. Paul Honsinger's Man of Honor trilogy. It's fairly hard military sci fi. The first trilogy is complete and he's working on a follow up series in the saga. Story follows a young naval destroyer captain in a total galactic war against a crazy alien enemy. There is a strong sense of esprit d'corps, and it is a fun action packed read. Technically no longer self-published, since Honsinger got picked up by Amazon's own publishing imprint. The books are cheap and there are excellent Audible editions.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DQUKZMY/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=


The first book for both are only a few bucks, and I love recommending both authors! They definitely deserve all the fans I can send their way.

u/smalltomatoespress · 5 pointsr/writing

:D I'm glad we could amuse you, if only briefly. It's been a lot of fun to write this series, IMO.

If you want to read my own example of squishy characters in action, you might want to check out Corner of a Round Planet -- it's free on Amazon right now for Kindle/Kindle App users. Free Book!

ETA: In Military fiction (sci-fi, real life, fantasy) there's something of a given that characters have indestructibility complexes, and so that moment where they are faced with their squishiness tends to be powerful. At the same time, the READER knows it's all bravado, at least when written well, so squishiness, IMO, is harder in those genres when you go for realism. It was fun though, in a punishing-but-worth-it way.

u/runninscared · 1 pointr/Fantasy

morning star is the 3rd book in the red rising trilogy by pierce brown. while more sci fi than fantasy it is AMAZING and i cant recommend it enough, it starts with red rising

great story, amazing pacing. if you like a story where the plot moves along rapidly while still filling in the details nicely do yourself a favor and give it a shot.

u/Xenics · 3 pointsr/DaystromInstitute

Watching the Clock. Great book that's all about the DTI. Who they are, what they do, and what life is like for them. I like it because of how character-driven it is, and how ambitious it is in exploring the boundaries of time travel. The author took two bit characters from DS9 and turned them into interesting, 3-dimensional characters at the center of a completely unexplored corner of Star Trek lore with lots of potential.

Edit: There's a second book as well, but I don't think it captured the same sense of fun as the first. I still hope the DTI has a future because it gives an interesting perspective on time travel's role in Star Trek.

u/kruegersar · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you like his stuff, Christpher Moore is pretty good too. This is one of my favorites. :) I love the humorous satire that they both use.

u/Zhelezyaka · 2 pointsr/russia

Classic things you can find yourself.. something modern - if you up to good social sci-fi(no starwars) read Roadside Picknik by Strugatskiy brothers. Any other books from them are great too.

Another really powerful book - Librarian by Elizarov.

Sankya by Prilepin.

Also, look for Sorokin(like someone said: Sorokin's novels - great samples of Turgenev's prose, classic russian novels, fucking butchered with an axe."), Pelevin(crazy postmodern hallucinations very interesting tho) and Ivanov(this one.

u/K1ng_V · 1 pointr/writing

Today I finally finished getting my second book published! It's titled The Demon Hunter which is book 1 of the coming His Warrior's trilogy! It is based off of Revelations from the bible but it is not exactly a religious view. More action and story based. I started it when I was around 16 the day after finishing my first book which can be found here at Amazon, CreateSpace, Books-A-Million and other retailers; https://www.amazon.com/Freebird-Mr-Vincent-Morgan-King/dp/1492707988/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505239858&sr=8-1&keywords=freebird+book+vincent+king

This is the link for my new book that came out today;
https://www.createspace.com/6793940
For today only you can get it for a 1$ using this code: CW74CMRZ

I really hope this book gets good feedback from buyers as it has friends and family over the past years that I have written it! More is to come!

u/Thurwell · 3 pointsr/scifi

Player of Games is a good book, and it's early enough in the Culture series that Banks hadn't yet realized he made the Minds too powerful and doesn't need the human characters to actually do anything. But it is not military science fiction and I don't think it's similar to The Forever War.

If you're looking for more military sci-fi I can recommend Forging Zero, All You Need is Kill, David Weber's Honor Harrington series, Orphanage...and many more I'm sure. Armor is great and I'm sure you've heard of Starship Troopers.

A note on David Weber, I find his overuse of italics a constant irritation when reading his books. It really helps to get digital copies and run them through calibre to eliminate all the italics first.

u/p2p_editor · 1 pointr/Damnthatsinteresting

Anybody who enjoyed that article may also enjoy the novel Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore.

u/KSD171 · 146 pointsr/writing

Red Rising and Red Queen are both NYT bestsellers written by two different authors. They're also 90% the same exact story.

A Darker Shade of Magic and Nocturna are also NYT Bestsellers. They're almost word-for-word the same exact book. Written five years apart from each other.

Have you ever read YA fiction? Practically every book written in that genre is virtually the same, just with slight variances like character names and whatnot.

Actually, if you're a pretty avid reader, almost every book is fundamentally the same. Same plot structure and build-up, the same amount of worldbuilding, same character types... they're tropes. There's no escaping tropes, but there is a way in taking them and showing them in a different light.

Don't worry about someone beating you to your story idea. Believe it or not, someone already has, you just haven't found out yet lol. I can bet $1000 that there's a story or stories out there that are very similar to the one you're writing that are already published and on the market. There's nothing wrong with this, it happens even to the biggest authors out there.

But none of that matters, because every writer worth their salt knows that a good idea can only get you so far. It's the execution of that idea that matters. The way you markdown your prose, the delivery of your story. Those are the things that matter the most in writing.

u/nmcg84 · 2 pointsr/writing

I wrote and self-published a piece of writing - a Novella - The fall of Union for the first time in my life. It's currently free on Amazon, so please feel free to have a look and get a free copy.

Work continues on a follow up!

u/ooryl2 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should really get your Self-cleaning litter box Very useful, and nothing cooler really than no longer having to scoop cat poop! I mean sure you could get some fun game to play, but really, not having to scoop anymore? That's totally bunnicula cool!

As for my item, Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi because new book, yay! Can't wait to read about this time period!

Or the 100+ Random dice now that school is out for the kids, we'll be able to do more family game nights together and there's about a million things we could do with these!

u/PureBeetSugar · 5 pointsr/audiobooks

You have some good choices on your list. I was never a fan of Sanderson until Stormlight. Here are a few you should definitely check out:

  • The Emperor's Blades, Book One of The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne, by Brian Staveley.

  • Son of the Black Sword, by Larry Correia. He's a very entertaining writer, aside from his politics.

  • Red Rising, by Pierce Brown. For some reason I started this a year ago, then never made it past the first chapter. It's technically Sci-Fi, but given your list, you will likely enjoy it.

u/monocle_and_a_tophat · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

On a sort of related note, here's a hilarious fiction/comedy novel involving cargo cults:

http://www.amazon.com/Island-Sequined-Love-Christopher-Moore/dp/0060735449

A bunch of this author's other (old) stuff is good too, like "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal":

http://www.amazon.ca/Lamb-Gospel-According-Christs-Childhood/dp/0380813815

u/slader166 · 1 pointr/cscareerquestions

Thanks for the heads up! Btw, it looks like Amazon has the kindle version of Red Rising on sale for $1.99. Here's the link :)

u/sortapundit · 2 pointsr/zombies

In This Is the Way the World Ends: An Oral History of the Zombie War the Army Corps of Engineers clear entire regions using concentric rings of sonic lures to draw hordes into a target zone where they can be eliminated by drones. In another chapter a researcher cranks up some Kate Bush to to attract zombies into a holding pen for experimentation. Both techniques work perfectly until the power goes out.

u/PhasmaFelis · 929 pointsr/nottheonion

There's a fantastic alt-history novel called River of Teeth about a misfit gang of hippo-riding cowboys hired to exterminate feral hippos in the Louisiana bayou.

(u/budapest_candygram, might interest you too)

u/opusthe2nd · 10 pointsr/Fantasy

Hi I am Cooper Milne, i am a young female published author and I have published my first book about a month ago. My Dad has been a huge blessing in promoting my book and this is his account.

My book's name is The Warriors of Destrey and its genre is a young-adult action fantasy novel. It is about a parallel universe and its main focus is on a nation called Destrey that devotes its life to war. In this world two of the strongest nations are at war with one another for the first time in history. It follows a young women by the name of Rosanna Thyme who is a part of the bloodline Destrey and she is set on a path where she will unmask mysteries and become a warrior to help defeat Ahriman. Many other characters are met along the way to either strengthen her, help her or teach her to become the warrior she is meant to be. Many lives are lost , sacrifices are made, and enemies grow strong.

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https://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Destrey-Part-One-ebook/dp/B07N52TFZV/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1550611475&sr=1-1&keywords=the+warriors+of+destrey

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

Here are all the local Amazon links I could find:


amazon.co.uk

amazon.ca

amazon.com.au

amazon.in

amazon.com.mx

amazon.de

amazon.it

amazon.es

amazon.com.br

amazon.nl

amazon.co.jp

amazon.fr

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u/1bent · 2 pointsr/FreeEBOOKS

I just tried copying the link to the page I landed on when I hit "format":

https://www.amazon.com/Freebird-1-Vincent-King/dp/1492707988/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505857063&sr=8-1&keywords=freebird+vincent+king#mediaMatrix_secondary_view_div_1505859486140

And that's just like your original link, goes to the paperback. I guess Amazon doesn't want it to be easy.

u/Montuckian · 1 pointr/IAmA

Have you read The Island of the Sequined Love Nun? Without giving away too much of the plot, my guess would be that you may enjoy it based on your profession.

u/JulietJulietLima · 1 pointr/SciFiScroll

I just wrapped up a few minutes ago. It was a pretty great adventure book but I have a soft spot for telekinesis so I might be a little biased.

You might also be interested in River of Teeth coming out later this month. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MRJW3OS/

u/KristaDBall · 8 pointsr/Fantasy

^(pssssssssssst always post links because people are lazy ;))

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Amazon link

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Good luck with the new release :)

u/Manrante · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Wool series by Hugh Howey. Ebook of the 1st part is free, so you can see if it's something you like.

The Red Rising series by Pierce Brown.

Both these series are excellent, and will keep you up at night. Both these series have been optioned for films, and are in development.

u/Strikerrjones · 1 pointr/FCJbookclub

I'm gonna go with Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It reminded me a lot of Blood Song, but I think it was actually even better, and it was science fiction rather than fantasy.

u/Scodo · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Actually if you are looking for a fairly decent transposition of navy life (particularly submarines) into space, you might consider checking out To Honor You Call us by Paul Honsinger. It certainly has its share of flaws, but I was pretty shocked when I found out the author himself was just a military history buff and not a veteran. Definitely worth hanging out.

u/Wilmore · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I'm reading Red Rising now, and I'm liking it quite a bit. I'd say it's dystopian Sci-Fi, but it's set far enough in the future that it may as well be fantasy, and genetic modification and discrimination are central to the plot.

u/angryd0g · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

The Man of War series. Its not ALL Military tactics, but most every battle is the Captain figuring out a way to outsmart his vastly superior opponents. The character moves faster than the book tells you and its a nice little game figuring out his next move.

http://www.amazon.com/Honor-You-Call-Man-Book/dp/1477848894/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

u/MilitarySFismyjam · 1 pointr/Mecha

No, it's not region-locked. Here are all the local Amazon links I could find:

amazon.co.uk

amazon.ca

amazon.com.au

amazon.in

amazon.com.mx

amazon.de

amazon.it

amazon.es

amazon.com.br

amazon.nl

amazon.co.jp

amazon.fr

When you are getting free ebooks from Amazon do not use the “Read for Free” button - you should use “Buy Now” while the kindle price is $0.00. “Read for Free” is Kindle Unlimited which you have to pay for.

u/lovellama · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Island of the Sequined Love Nun. A pilot in the tropics crash lands on an island to find out a doctor and his wife have used the natives' belief in a cargo cult to sell the natives' body parts in Japan's black market organ transplant trade. The part that got me was the pilot seeing a young boy with bandages over his eyes.

Ps. Christopher Moore writes absurdist fiction, my favorite if his is A Dirty Job

u/owennb · 1 pointr/scifi

Honsinger's series is also good. The first book is here

u/bfcrowrench · 1 pointr/sheets

I don't know if this is any improvement over what you've got now, but you could try =importHTML("https://camelcamelcamel.com/Star-Wars-Dawn-Jedi-Legends/product/0345541936?context=search"&AB4, "table", 1) to get even more of the table.

I noticed that if, for example, the product is not available on Amazon, ImportXML returns 2 values instead of 3. Without labels, i would assume this could get confusing.

I know what you mean about it getting messy and I agree. I'm bummed we couldn't get the query that you were after.

u/Kirkfollower24 · 3 pointsr/sto

If you're interest in the characters, you should check out the book series.

#1 Watching The Clock

#2 Forgotten History

#3 The Collectors

u/The_Anti-Monitor · 50 pointsr/todayilearned

Since I came here to link to the book, here it is:


http://www.amazon.com/Island-Sequined-Love-Christopher-Moore/dp/0060735449


Edit: FYI- Moore's new book "The Serpent of Venice" came out yesterday.

u/legalpothead · 2 pointsr/trees

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. SF.

Wool by Hugh Howey. Post-Apoc.

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. YA Fantasy.

The Remaining by DJ Molles. Horror/Military Thriller.

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Thriller.

u/MalthusTheShaver · 2 pointsr/Wetshaving

> The movie was a shame.

Oh, yeah, one of the worst adaptations ever! Admittedly, the book was hard to turn into a movie, but between the awful script and Way Cool Brad as the chief zombie fighter... well, smelled worse than rotting corpses by a wide margin!

If you liked Brooks' book, you will probably like this "homage":

https://www.amazon.com/This-Way-World-Ends-History-ebook/dp/B074JXHFYK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1542651424&sr=8-2&keywords=this+is+the+way+the+world+ends

u/Cdresden · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Read the Amazon "Look Inside" previews to see if any of these is right for you.

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This one really starts to pick up partway in.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

Wool by Hugh Howey.

u/gosokkyu · 4 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

The audiobook comes bundled with the soundtrack as DLC for the base game (the first ever audiobook on Steam, apparently) but I don't think you can buy it as a standalone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/468280/

There is a Kindle version: https://www.amazon.com/Brigador-Bradley-Buckmaster-ebook/dp/B01G8UZZSW

u/fastfwd · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

If you liked hunger games try this:
https://www.amazon.ca/Red-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B00CVS2J80/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00CVS2J80&pd_rd_r=316b5b43-264c-11e9-bd5b-dfbc5f26256b&pd_rd_w=jmG3z&pd_rd_wg=Mj7Ol&pf_rd_p=29a85b27-a36a-4f8d-94ca-61aa962c5f39&pf_rd_r=YHFTSYMKAK9373BAQ82Q&psc=1&refRID=YHFTSYMKAK9373BAQ82Q

I have read 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 but have only seen the Hunger Games movies.

I used to be of the opinion that I would be willing to take a 10-20% pay cut if it meant that everyone had to so that everyone could be lodged and fed and other basic things. Then I lived in Africa for a while and I saw that it's better to have someone forced to learn to fish than to give him a fish. I think globalization is good for humanity as a whole but it will be sad to see our kids having a harder life than we did.

Now I mostly worry about what my kids will be doing as far as life and career goes.