I found Forging Zero in March, 2015, and I’ve been following Sara King ever since. Jon Brazee reviewed Fortune’s Rising last August so when I saw this title in my list, I thought it was time to go back to the Sara King file. I recently discovered that we’re both SFWA members.
The Zero story starts as an alien invasion and rapidly becomes something very different. Military SF? Sure. Alien cultures? Check. A hero who wants to do the right thing even when he’s not sure what it might be? Of course. A story that stands on its own two feet, even as it acknowledges there’s more to come? That’s rare, but King pulls it off very nicely. From ancient alien prophecy (“It’s aliens”) to nail biting combat to – yes – even a little love story, I found myself rooting for Zero ever painful step of his journey.
But – as always – don’t take my word for it. Why not strap on your heavy weapons mind-set and grab a sample to see for yourself?
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com
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