Today is Saturday, and this is my debut book review on my page. The book I have chosen is Stiger’s Tigers (Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer) (Volume 1) by Marc Alan Edelheit.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
I have been meaning to read this book for a while now, but used the cold rainy days of this week here in the Pacific Northwest to curl up with my Kindle. This book was on Kindle Unlimited, so it was a quick download with no extra charge. (I did have to return some books, though, to free up space. My TBR pile is always so large.
I liked that this book had a different take on fantasy, in that instead of the typical medieval backdrop, it was Roman Legionnaires. The author appears well versed in military tactics. If he is not, well, he was able to fake it sufficiently to not break the suspension of disbelief. The world appears to have a good backstory that the author only hints at, making you want to know more, like a partially concealed tattoo. The characters were likeable, an it was fun to watch the soldiers grow as the story progressed.
While I did enjoy this book, I did have a few gripes. The ending was only meh. With all the foreshadowing, I expected an epic fight, not one thrown in at the last minute. I didn’t care if the villain died, because he was nobody to me, and Stiger wore so much plot armor I never did fear for his survival. Speaking of which, the protagonist, Stiger, is kind of a Mary Sue/Marty Stu. He is perfect in everything, specially chosen, wields a magic sword, has an immortal elf as his servant (sort of).
I did download the next book in the series, of which there are several. It, too, is in Kindle Unlimited (yay!), so it was quick to access book two. Amazon really knew what they were doing when they made e-books and Kindles connected to your account. Feeds the addiction almost too well.
(Maybe in the future I should give away a year’s Kindle Unlimited membership. You are all readers, right?)
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