My 5 * #bookreview of The IX (The IX Series Book 1) by Andrew P. Weston

My 5* #bookreview of The IX (The IX Series Book 1) by Andrew P. Weston


Soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds, including the IX Legion of Rome, are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing, and transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a stark ultimatum:

Fight or die.


First off, I have to say this book has been sitting on my kindle for over  1 1/2 years.  I’m not sure why I bought it, but I’m glad I did.  Since I started publishing my late husband’s stories, I’ve read nothing but indie books for the past three years.  Don’t get me wrong, I love indie books and their authors, but I miss the feeling of reading a professionally published book.  So  when I started reading this little gem, my reading persona gave a big sigh of relief.  Yes, I still found a few proofreading errors, but they seem to be popping up everywhere anymore. 

This is a long book, so be prepared to spend some time devoted to it.  And it’s not a fast-paced story, but there were times when I couldn’t read fast enough.  I loved the premise of the story, bringing different cultures and times from Earth to Arden to save the people and the planet from the Horde.  I could tell this was written by a military man as there is a lot of military jargon and strategies throughout the book. 

I became attached to quite a few of the characters, but like all war, people die.  So, this book is laced with emotions.  Especially the Epilogue, which brought tears to my eyes.  Now I read some 1 star reviews that felt the Native American aspect wasn’t used to it’s full advantage, or not needed at all.  I didn’t feel that way.  For me, it meshed nicely with all the other cultures that were trying to adapt to an extremely violent environment.  I also have a soft spot for the Native American culture, so I very much enjoyed their inclusion. 

My complaint about the book, were the nature of the transmuted Horde.  Weston’s explanations were sometimes confusing, but not enough to mar my enjoyment of this book.

If you love alternate history, military stories, and sci-fi, you’ll want to read this book.  This is book one in the series, but this ended so well, with no loose ends, I don’t feel compelled to read the next book.  I give it my 5 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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