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On Silver Wings (Hayden War Cycle, #1) (edició 2011)

de Evan Currie

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When the Colony on Hayden's world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission : skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet. By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn't a training mission.Now Sgt Sorilla Aida has a job to do. She has to gather the local survivors, recon the enemy, train a militia, and take the war right to the enemy's doorstep.Just what she trained for.De Opresso Liber… (més)
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Títol:On Silver Wings (Hayden War Cycle, #1)
Autors:Evan Currie
Informació:Publisher Unknown, Kindle Edition, 255 pages
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A tough female ground troops soldier, Sargent Sorilla Aida, infiltrates an alien enemy line on a federation planet called Haden. She is stranded after the Federation Fleet loses its battle with the invaders’ three supporting ships in space. Recruiting local alien invasion survivors, she trains them in the art of guerilla warfare and leads them in skirmishes designed to harass the planet occupying aliens. A new Earth space fleet returns after several months with their more powerful ships intent on providing aid and defense to Haden's citizens. But again, they lose the entire fleet to the three alien ships that defeated the prior Federation Fleet. The aliens’ ships are powerful having the power to manipulate gravity and to use it in a singularity fashion to crush Federation ships. A few of the fleet's survey ships, sent to deliver food and supplies to the planet’s residents and to evacuate Sorilla and some of Haden's research scientist for repatriation and debriefing, accomplish their mission and destroy the remaining alien ship after its three-ship fleet’s mutually destructive battle with the much larger Federation fleet.

I was first introduced to this Evan Currie’s writing in the Odyssey One series. After that, I read his two-book Archangel series, and, with ‘On Silver Wings’, am now moving on to the Hayden Wars series. Evan Currie is one of the authors that I enjoy reading for relaxation and escape. His books are well written with very human characters utilizing advanced tools and technologies. Other authors I like in this genre are Vaughn Heppner, Neal Asher, and Marko Kloos. ( )
  ronploude | Feb 2, 2021 |
This book is most definitely my cup of tea. It’s absolutely excellent. I have actually put off reading it for a while even though I had it on my to-read shelf for quite a while. Although the book is written by the author of Odyssey One (or Into the Black as it’s now called), which I also liked very much, the blurb for the book lead me to believe that this was a marine grunt, dirt-side focused book which is not my favourite kind of story. However, to my very pleasant surprise, this book is just as much about slugging it out in space as it is on the ground.

I’m not really sure what the series is supposed to be called though. On Amazon it seems to be called Warrior’s Wings but on Goodreads it’s called Hayden War Cycle. I decided to stick with the Goodreads name of the series.

Anyway, mysterious aliens with technology way beyond the humans invade one of the human colonies. The humans respond by trying to insert a team of marines but the insertion goes very very bad and a lone marine is all that manages to land on the planet. Fortunately this marine is of the kick-ass type (surprised anyone?) and she goes off to do just that.

That alone could make for a fairly good book but the author adds just as much space action when the human fleet tries to aid the surviving colonists that are now trapped on the planet.

One thing that I liked with Odyssey One and does like with this book as well is that the author is capable of writing science fiction that keep at least one foot on a solid ground of actual science. The laws of nature are still around. Gravity is still a bitch which you cannot ignore. Fleet movements and ship manoeuvres are controlled by it. Evan Currie not only writes some of the more believable science fiction around, he also knows how to use the limitations of the physics to add to the excitement of the action.

This was was a most pleasant surprise. Lot’s of action, some alien mystery, kick-ass people, no political bullshitting. My kind of book indeed. I’ve already bought and started to read the second one in the series (I love the point click, download, start to read speed of acquisition with e-books). ( )
  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
I enjoyed this book, but due to one particular grammatical idiosyncrasy, had to bump it down a star. Stopped noticing it after a couple of chapters.

Plotwise, I found this topnotch. Super-soldier woman jets in, overcomes all odds, discovers aliens, helps the locals create a militia and eventually drives off the badguys.

Have to see how the rest of the series holds up. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
seems to be a nicely developed piece of sci-fi. Better scientific engagement than most with a nicely alien twist. Classic Military SciFi - with much better than usual science, and pretty goo dmilitary. No greath depth of character but it is not chiefly a drama but rather more an action on which front it does quite well.
Will read more by author. ( )
  jason9292 | Mar 18, 2016 |
I loved this book. It's fast paced, the characters feel real and I really connected with them. I don't want to spoil anything but the ideas running through the book were original and interesting too.

Definitely a must read, and I've already bought the next in the series. ( )
  Simon_Goodson | Feb 6, 2015 |
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When the Colony on Hayden's world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission : skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet. By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn't a training mission.Now Sgt Sorilla Aida has a job to do. She has to gather the local survivors, recon the enemy, train a militia, and take the war right to the enemy's doorstep.Just what she trained for.De Opresso Liber

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