Sean Bai | 5.0 out of 5 stars Forwaaaard, March! | July 1, 2019
What a great story! Boy, are you in for a ride if you read this! For some context, I read MAE's (The author's initials) Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer book 3, and am currently on book 4. I also have the Karus Saga in my TBR. If you haven't read the Chronicles, you can start with this series, as this series is the prequel series to the Chronicles series. But if you start with Chronicles, and start this series like I did, that's fine too. It won't ruin much at all, as MAE wrote the Chronicles series first.
If you liked Eragon and Lord of the Rings, you will like this. This author is one of the best fantasy authors out there, and his books are thrilling. The plot, strategies, enemies, and so on didn't feel recycled at all. There's a war going on, so even if there was some repetition, it wouldn't be that bad. There are only two general outcomes to a fight anyways. You win, or you lose. Fights are simple. Shield wall, repel enemy, archers, etc. But despite the protracted nature of battle, this series hasn't failed to amaze me.
You'd think nothing bad would happen to the MC, seeing as how the mission is a simple one. But something bad indeed, does happen. I won't spoil it for you, but it all feels very real, and if you are looking for action-packed fighting, without unnecessary descriptions, then this book is for you.