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Winner of the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

I am Armor. I am fury. I will not fail.

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery.

Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself. To succeed, he must find the iron in his heart and prove himself worthy to the Corps. For the Armor, there is no substitute for victory and to fail is to die.

Iron Dragoons is an action-packed military sci-fi novel, the first of a new series by the author of The Ember War Saga.

©2017 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Absolutely hands-down favorite

Richard Fox is amazing. After listening to the Ember Wars I tried several other sci-fi stories. I was disappointed over and over, I then listened to some of my favorites (so I thought) from the past few years, they were also disappointing. He is just a freaking great author. An abundance of adventure, the right amount of humor and outstanding character development.
Luc Daniels nails it. As far as this type of sci-fi space adventure, they have set the bar.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellent ground forces sci fi tale

While not the most complex read, this novel kept my attention with its decent but not overwhelming detail of the various combat technologies used in its universe, as well as the very well fleshed out history of how humanity survived two alien invasions. The addition of the Iron Legion's religion was also a pleasure to read.

The only weak point for me in the story was how naive the main character is about combat,the military, and the history and culture of Earth's alien foes and friends. It took me some suspension of belief to ignore how a rather whiney and very unprepared young man somehow makes it through the training to join a kick-ass branch of cybernetic Marines. The lieutenants that train him and his care are certainly fleshed out to be very professional, but the main character really didn't come across as having the "right stuff"; only a very lucky chance encounter at the very beginning of the tale and a small religious "miracle" involving water dripping off a revered statue made the character stand out as being really exceptional in any way. He needed more of an edge, in my opinion.

Other than what I felt was a little weak characterization on the main character, the story was a very good read.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I am ARMOR!

Slow start but finished strong!
can't wait for the next book...
Narrator was excellent as well!
Be sure to read The Ember War series first!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Armor plus Luke D

equals great. I'm probably in the minority of people entering the armor world without having listened to the Ember War series which I'm now going to do ... after the next Terran Armor Corps book. Luke Daniels is amazing as ever.

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  • Mario
  • Cave Creek, AZ, United States
  • 11-27-17

WOW!

Held off purchasing this because I prefer 10 to 12 long. Wish I hadn't waited!

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Keep the great books coming .

I'm loving the way you are spinning us through your universe while keeping snippets of character from the earlier series.

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I Am Armor

The team of Richard Fox and Luke Daniels have won me over again.
Though not a 100% continuation of the original Ember Wars saga, this book sheds new light on the future of the Ember War universe , the mysterious Armor core and their traditions. After finishing this book I'm left ready for more and excited to know that there's already one other book in the series ready to be devoured. the story and pacing were excellent. the narration as always was incredible, funny and true to the characters.
I'm ready 4 the next Joyride in the series... I Am Armor!

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Awesome

another awesome book. the dotock armour has me in stitches.
if you read the last books from the ember war.
these books fit right in and bridges very well.

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Thought the story was over but Hold The Press

Daniels brought the Amber Wars to life and he's doing it again.

Richard I was saddened with ending of AS, thank for bringing your world no universe back....

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  • TC
  • 10-19-17

too notch mil sci fi.

Even better than the ember war series excellent writing excellent performance .
can't wait for more

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  • frankmcgrotty
  • 01-18-18

Armor

Loved every moment of this book can't wait for the next installment
Hope the next book as good

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  • John gracey
  • 10-11-17

Is that iron i see ?

Brilliant ! i was so sad when i completed the ember war . but it looks like were back in business and a brilliant start to this series .this is a very emotional book and Luke does a wonderful job as always. i cannot wait for the next one

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  • 10-08-17

A great mech story.

This is a great mech story. The military training is true to life and so is the comereradery of the characters. I look forward to the next one.

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  • John
  • 11-19-17

Great listen

Looking forward to the next instalment of this new series.
Narration is good and easy to listen to

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  • Tudor
  • 09-19-17

Great novel BUT.........

As usual, Richard Fox has turned out a fantastic novel in the Ember War universe and I enjoyed nearly every part of it but for one. Richard, if your ever going to use Australians again PLEASE don't use Barry McKenzie as a reference point for how we Australians speak, 99.9% of the dialogue used was pre-1970 if not earlier, it was so bad that I fast forwarded through it.

I'm not even going to mention Luke Daniels attempt at an Australian accent other than to say my ears are still bleeding.

The above two points aside, GREAT read, enjoyed it very much.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul Jones
  • 09-12-17

Great story and fantastic performance

Found the pace of the story a bit slow at times but even then it was still happening. Luke does a fantastic job with the many different voices, it's a joy to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful