Burning Eagle by Naveen Weeraratne

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  1. dannymcg

    dannymcg Raoul Mitgong won't help

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    Review of Burning Eagle by Navin Weeraratne.

    This fantastic sci fi story can be found on Smashwords with the first 80% free.
    I downloaded the free section, was only a few pages in and knew I was going to buy the full ebook. The author had set it up as “pay what you want” so I Pay-Palled him a fiver. (Is that terminology for a Pay-Pal transaction or have I just invented a new word?)

    Anyways, let’s start with the ‘blurb from this book...
    #A hundred years ago, Super Sapient AIs made first ever contact with intelligent life from outside our solar system. Millions died. A century later, an expeditionary force arrives to liberate the first human world to fall. Among them is an outcast officer, a rebel smuggler, and a soldier in a secret pact. They are unprepared for what they find#

    This gives the back story but what a story it is!
    We’ve got Kraken sized ‘Old Ones’ running an massive alien fleet with millions of 4th generation human captives scattered amongst it.
    There are Stockholm Syndrome planetary populations fighting their liberators.
    Human consciousness’s beamed across light years and downloaded into enhanced fighting bodies.
    Near god like AI’s on Earth’s side, long since post Singularity.
    People in VR landscapes who are totally unaware they are dead. All overlaid with a high tech Indian culture.

    What does take a bit of getting used to is the chapters jump about to different points in the main timeline, so you have to determine ‘when’ you are on the first page of each chapter.

    A few minor spelling and grammar issues, however I don’t think English is the author’s first language. That doesn’t matter, get this book, read it and sigh with envy at the world building and sheer sense of adventure.
     
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    dannymcg Raoul Mitgong won't help

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    It says this in the copyright section...

    #Thank you for downloading this ebook. You are welcome to share it with your friends. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercial purposes, provided the book remains in its complete original form#

    Therefore, if anyone wants to read it free, just PM me with an email address and I'll attach a copy to you - it's in epub format

    Danny
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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