Review of Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos
I picked up a copy Terms of Enlistment of at a publisher’s table at Worldcon where they were giving out free books. At the time I wondered if they got anything in return besides goodwill. Although they did get a lot of goodwill. Free books to a crowd there for the Hugo Awards goes a long way.) Then I read the book and realized it was Book One of a series, and the light bulb went off.
I highly recommend Markos Kloos’ debut novel to any military SF fan. It draws you in, makes you care about the main character, and then proceeds to shake up his world. The book provides excellent story-telling combined with good writing and an interesting, twisty plot line.
In Kloos’ author bio it states “In the past, he has been a soldier, bookseller, freight dock worker, and corporate IT administrator…” and you can see those experiences in the authenticity of his writing.
It is currently Book 1 of 5, with Book 6 on pre-order, and there are also a short story and a novella to be had. (Yes, I already bought them!) I look forward to many more hours of reading pleasure from this series.
I give it 5 stars.