The Clone Empire

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The Clone Empire

This is not the first book in the series, which did bother me, but aside from that, and the love interest nonsense, it was a really good story.  Harris is smart, not too clever for his own good, and knowing that he's a clone in a world of clones, when all the rest of them are programed to think they are naturally born, is really interesting.  The idea of clones of clones was just creepy, and while I'm not sure the logic followed through, it didn't really matter, the story carried it along.  I do wish the love interest had been dropped.  Other than providing angst, she doesn't seem to do much, but perhaps she played a bigger role in the earlier book(s).  I am not such a big fan of hard sci-fi that I will look up other books by this author, but he did prove that now and then, one comes along in the genre that's worth reading.

Book Blurb for The Clone Empire

After a blistering defeat by alien forces, clone soldier Lt. Wayson Harris and his brethren have been exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy where the Unified Authority intends to use them as targets for live-fire training exercises. But the clones they created and trained to fight have founded their own empire. Now, Harris will unleash his rage against the might of the U.A. Fleet, leading an army with everything to fight for, and one thing to die for-revenge.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 4.50