First, please note the warning in the Amazon description of this book. It contains very graphic, bloody scenes that some viewers may not enjoy. While this book is very well written, if you are easily grossed out or get queasy quickly, it may not be for you.
With that being said, I am not the kind who finds gore or graphic violence disturbing. I found this book to be thoroughly engrossing. It had me clinging to every page. A true sci-fi thriller, this novel will keep fans engaged. The characters themselves are very well developed and easy to relate to. The author masterfully describes the scenes, emotions, and dialogues in a way that make them easy to picture.
The author clearly uses the experiences he has as ex-military when writing about the adventures of his hero, Max Ahlgren. Not only does the book cater to the sci-fi community, but it also engages those who enjoy military reads with its thorough descriptions of equipment, tactics, and personal struggles of a combat-experienced service member.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling, military-style sci-fi novel. I can’t wait to see what else Aslesen writes and look forward to more adventures from Max Ahlgren.