Friday, 14 November 2014
SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Legion of the Damned 2: The Final Battle - William C Dietz
Release Date: 08/08/14
Far in the future, condemned criminals and the fatally ill have two choices: to die, or to join the Legion of the Damned, an elite fighting force made up of human legionnaires and cyborg soldiers. If they enlist, their bodies will be destroyed and their minds implanted in gigantic armored killing machines, programmed to fight for the Human Empire. Decades ago, the corrupt Imperial government was overthrown and the Hudathans defeated. But peace with such an aggressive alien race could not last, and war has broken out once more. The Hudathans, imprisoned on the very planet they devastated, are on the rise - and this time they have a cyborg army of their own.
Having read the original story, I couldn’t wait to embark on a new adventure to see what events would unfurl in this Sci-Fi Military Space Opera and to be honest with you, I had a blast sitting back, girding my loins and preparing for action. The story was a real kickass tale with cracking dialogue and of course with the political machinations alongside high octane action.
Back this up with a principle character that I just loved to spend time around and of course emotional aspects alongside an old fashioned belief of honour and all round I was a more than happy reader. Great stuff.