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1st grade teacher turned super-soldier struggles to keep her two sisters-in-arms safe during a bloody war. But, the process that created these powerful living weapons is also driving them insane. You think being a genetically enhanced super-soldier is hard? Trying being a 1st grade teacher. That was a joke Jocelyn use to say to her teammate in training camp. Today, many 1st grade teacher turned super-soldier struggles to keep her two sisters-in-arms safe during a bloody war. But, the process that created these powerful living weapons is also driving them insane. You think being a genetically enhanced super-soldier is hard? Trying being a 1st grade teacher. That was a joke Jocelyn use to say to her teammate in training camp. Today, many of those she befriended in camp are dead. Desperate to keep her two sisters-in-arms alive, Jocelyn is willing to throw herself into any challenge. Sadly, that's going to be harder than she thought, because Ophelia is slowing going mad and Patricia is just a normal human who just happens to be an incredible sniper... but still just normal. How do you defeat foes that can turn the earth herself against you? How do you defeat foes that can dodge bullets? How do you defeat foes who've already signed their own death warrants? With the war between the Northern Alliance and Keynosa leaving both of their lands in ruins, Jocelyn's and her team are finally poised to win and end the war for good. But, a new weapon, one that can instantly stop even a super-soldier with a single shot, has hit the battlefield. Together, Patricia, Jocelyn and Ophelia are sent on a mission to destroy this new weapon and their enemy is willing to throw all they have to stop them. These living war machines are in a race against two enemies, but which will destroy them first? The lethal new weapon from Keynosa or their own inner demons? The ending is guaranteed to both shock and inspire you.


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1st grade teacher turned super-soldier struggles to keep her two sisters-in-arms safe during a bloody war. But, the process that created these powerful living weapons is also driving them insane. You think being a genetically enhanced super-soldier is hard? Trying being a 1st grade teacher. That was a joke Jocelyn use to say to her teammate in training camp. Today, many 1st grade teacher turned super-soldier struggles to keep her two sisters-in-arms safe during a bloody war. But, the process that created these powerful living weapons is also driving them insane. You think being a genetically enhanced super-soldier is hard? Trying being a 1st grade teacher. That was a joke Jocelyn use to say to her teammate in training camp. Today, many of those she befriended in camp are dead. Desperate to keep her two sisters-in-arms alive, Jocelyn is willing to throw herself into any challenge. Sadly, that's going to be harder than she thought, because Ophelia is slowing going mad and Patricia is just a normal human who just happens to be an incredible sniper... but still just normal. How do you defeat foes that can turn the earth herself against you? How do you defeat foes that can dodge bullets? How do you defeat foes who've already signed their own death warrants? With the war between the Northern Alliance and Keynosa leaving both of their lands in ruins, Jocelyn's and her team are finally poised to win and end the war for good. But, a new weapon, one that can instantly stop even a super-soldier with a single shot, has hit the battlefield. Together, Patricia, Jocelyn and Ophelia are sent on a mission to destroy this new weapon and their enemy is willing to throw all they have to stop them. These living war machines are in a race against two enemies, but which will destroy them first? The lethal new weapon from Keynosa or their own inner demons? The ending is guaranteed to both shock and inspire you.

57 review for Fallen Sun: The Great War (A Science Fiction Thriller)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Fallen Sun: The Great War By: Harule Stokes Narrated by: Natalie Naudus This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I enjoyed this military, genetically engineered soldiers, futuristic book so much! It was from one of the few enhanced female soldiers left, and one of the few that hadn't started going insane. Most start losing some sanity and had to take medicine or go in stasis. Once they go psychotic and killing everything and everyone, they stay in stasis or killed. Fallen Sun Fallen Sun: The Great War By: Harule Stokes Narrated by: Natalie Naudus This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I enjoyed this military, genetically engineered soldiers, futuristic book so much! It was from one of the few enhanced female soldiers left, and one of the few that hadn't started going insane. Most start losing some sanity and had to take medicine or go in stasis. Once they go psychotic and killing everything and everyone, they stay in stasis or killed. Fallen Sun is the most crazy and brutal soldier that went into stasis but he is let out for one more mission dispute arguments from the couple that survived the last time with him. Has he been in long enough? Really exciting. The narrator was so good! She brought warmth, emotions, fear, and so much to this book. Keep a tissue with you while listening. Great book!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    Jocelyn was a teacher and then it all changed and she was turned into a genetically enhanced super-soldier and her sisters-in-arms who she would do anything for are Ophelia and Patricia. Oa is also a super-soldier but is slowly going mad and Pat is just human but a brilliant sniper. They are caught up fighting for the Northern Alliance in their war with Keynosa and just at the point when the Alliance is poised for victory every changes with the introduction by Keynosa of special bullets that can Jocelyn was a teacher and then it all changed and she was turned into a genetically enhanced super-soldier and her sisters-in-arms who she would do anything for are Ophelia and Patricia. Oa is also a super-soldier but is slowly going mad and Pat is just human but a brilliant sniper. They are caught up fighting for the Northern Alliance in their war with Keynosa and just at the point when the Alliance is poised for victory every changes with the introduction by Keynosa of special bullets that can stop the super-soldiers with just the one shot. As their unit is sent to destroy the new weapon will they succeed or will everything go wrong? This is a great science fiction/military story that captures your imagination and has you routing for Jos as they survive battles and use their amazing physical skills to do things you could never imagine anyone being able to do. This was well written and everything was clear and easy to understand. I love the analysis of the thoughts and emotions of the various characters and some of the conclusions. I think you will enjoy reading this but will also finish it and then have to sit and think for a while.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bikram

    Disclaimer. I had requested and received audiobook version of this book for free from the author, in exchange for an unbiased review. What I liked about the book - This has one of the most unique world setup that I've read in a long time. The characters have their unique properties and most characters have depth, instead of being just modified killing machines. Their internal struggle with themselves keeps the story interesting. And if you are looking for intense action sequences, it's got that too Disclaimer. I had requested and received audiobook version of this book for free from the author, in exchange for an unbiased review. What I liked about the book - This has one of the most unique world setup that I've read in a long time. The characters have their unique properties and most characters have depth, instead of being just modified killing machines. Their internal struggle with themselves keeps the story interesting. And if you are looking for intense action sequences, it's got that too. It kept me entertained for the most part. And the ending was satisfactory. What I disliked about the book - I think the pacing could've been done better. The story dragged a bit here n there. Narration - Narration by Natalie Naudus was a plus point for this book. His delivery made it all that more entertaining.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Destiny Bridwell

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I could really feel the sisterhood in this book and that left me feeling a little empowered. This is a novel about super soldiers, war, a country divided, and bio-weapons. It is a very intense read and left me wondering a bit how likely this is to happen. There is a lot of emotions in this and I got the feeling of just how real it was for the characters. It kept me on the edge all the way through.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly C. Winslow

    Brutal war using biotechnology that has issues... What happens when you add biotechnology to war? War is never good and always has a price to pay. This is brutal for both sides and I like that the author did give a picture of the opposition and what they were like beyond the confines of war. I found the ending although in some ways rough very fitting for the character. Any other choice would have went against everything the character had been represented as and feel wrong.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cherye Elliott

    Enjoyed the read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jon Grafton

    The action and the tech, the world-building in this novel are epic. It's definitely entertaining and well written. I would give it 5 stars, save for the sometimes endless internal dialogue going on in the protagonist's head. She is a good character, but talks to herself a lot, weighing moral options, the meaning of good and bad and her roll in this war against people she comes to find are not the evil devils they have been made out to be... by the government. After awhile, you just want her to k The action and the tech, the world-building in this novel are epic. It's definitely entertaining and well written. I would give it 5 stars, save for the sometimes endless internal dialogue going on in the protagonist's head. She is a good character, but talks to herself a lot, weighing moral options, the meaning of good and bad and her roll in this war against people she comes to find are not the evil devils they have been made out to be... by the government. After awhile, you just want her to kick some ass and be done with it. But overall, this is a solid book with good characters and it was a most enjoyable read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    Before I begin this review, I would like to say that I received a copy of the book for review from the author. I had high expectations coming into Fallen Sun having read Stokes’ great first novel Sectors, and I can gladly say that he did not disappoint with Fallen Sun; it is an excellent book. Fallen Sun takes place in the same world that Sectors does, but the events take place before those in Sectors. Fallen Sun follows a female soldier named Jocelyn Martinez who is one of the Northern Alliance Before I begin this review, I would like to say that I received a copy of the book for review from the author. I had high expectations coming into Fallen Sun having read Stokes’ great first novel Sectors, and I can gladly say that he did not disappoint with Fallen Sun; it is an excellent book. Fallen Sun takes place in the same world that Sectors does, but the events take place before those in Sectors. Fallen Sun follows a female soldier named Jocelyn Martinez who is one of the Northern Alliance’s genetically enhanced Fingers of God granting her increased speed, strength, and healing from injuries. These abilities are very useful against her enemy, the Keynosians, as they have their own genetically enhanced soldiers the Guardsmen. Fallen Sun takes place near the end of a war between the Northern Alliance and the Keynosians, a war that has proved very costly for both sides. Throughout the novel, Jocelyn experiences different perspectives from those involved with both the Northern Alliance and Keynosa. This allows the reader the chance to think about how it must feel for both the home country and the enemy to be fighting in the war and presents a unique view into what both sides of the conflict have lost by participating in the war. The characters that you meet throughout Fallen Sun are very interesting and you feel an emotional connection with them. Stokes has done a wonderful job with the character creation. After finishing the novel, I want to know what will become of the characters now that the story is finished. During the novel, you get a number of glimpses into the events of Jocelyn’s past life and these provide insight into a number of the decisions that she makes throughout the novel. One of the things the events of Jocelyn’s past influences is her relationships others. All of her relationships with other characters feel bona fide, particularly the sisterhood with her friends Ophelia and Patricia. The world that Stokes creates in Fallen Sun is vivid. I especially liked his descriptions of the Keynosian landscape and the different pieces of Keynosian weaponry. The weapons the Keynosians used were very imaginative and I have never read a story with anything like them. Fallen Sun is a fantastic science fiction novel which I highly recommend reading. If you enjoy Fallen Sun, then you should also definitely read Stokes’ first novel Sectors which is another great science fiction story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Griffin

    Thoughtful military science fiction following a super-soldier and her comrades engaged in a dystopian war of attrition. The setting is a future pseudo-America (I guess) with north at war with south. South is armed with super-powered biological weapons. North is armed with high-tech. Both sides have super-soldiers and both have more or less evil governments. The protagonist is a female super-soldier in the Northern army. Turns out her set of super-soldiers are practically immortal but are also doo Thoughtful military science fiction following a super-soldier and her comrades engaged in a dystopian war of attrition. The setting is a future pseudo-America (I guess) with north at war with south. South is armed with super-powered biological weapons. North is armed with high-tech. Both sides have super-soldiers and both have more or less evil governments. The protagonist is a female super-soldier in the Northern army. Turns out her set of super-soldiers are practically immortal but are also doomed to insanity. Meanwhile, the war is grinding to a conclusion with atrocities all round. Fun times. From the start, this is rather slow, spending a lot of time in the protagonist’s head. But it’s engaging and well written with few editing errors. It’s narrated in first person, present tense, so it’s important the protagonist is interesting–and she is. The main characters are well developed, and the female relationships in particular are a welcome relief from the war-sucks theme. Overall, this is more character-driven and philosophy-laden than I’d expect of military sci-fi, though there’s also plenty of super-powered fighty action if that’s what floats your boat.

  10. 4 out of 5

    clifford h leighton

    Complicated It took me a while to figure out what was going on, this book portrays a very strange world populated by equally strange people. The what and why is not covered very well while the who (characters ) is over done. I found myself skipping ahead in places that didn't seem to move the story forward very much. And the ending didn't bring much closure, there are many loose ends that were not discussed. I received this book in exchange for a truthful review Complicated It took me a while to figure out what was going on, this book portrays a very strange world populated by equally strange people. The what and why is not covered very well while the who (characters ) is over done. I found myself skipping ahead in places that didn't seem to move the story forward very much. And the ending didn't bring much closure, there are many loose ends that were not discussed. I received this book in exchange for a truthful review

  11. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Thought provoking! Very entertaining and peppered with food for thought. I loved thinking about life as it is now and what it could be and probably will be if humans don't start to appreciate other humans. Thought provoking! Very entertaining and peppered with food for thought. I loved thinking about life as it is now and what it could be and probably will be if humans don't start to appreciate other humans.

  12. 5 out of 5

    William Birdsong

    Excellent First Shot! Enjoyed this book immensely, keep it up and happy holidays to you and yours. Always been a SciFi fan and this one hit the spot! Thank you.

  13. 5 out of 5

    HaloLove

    Sisterhood at its best!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shanna

    The government has created a super-class of humans to fight an unexplained war. This book was so annoying. The kindle edition is subtitled "A Science Fiction Thriller". There is nothing thrilling in this book. It should have been titled "A Military Action Romance Sermon". The characters were immature and idiotically impulsive. They repeatedly defied and questioned orders. Women are portrayed as weak and needy. There was very little world-building, and there was no background/set-up/explanation f The government has created a super-class of humans to fight an unexplained war. This book was so annoying. The kindle edition is subtitled "A Science Fiction Thriller". There is nothing thrilling in this book. It should have been titled "A Military Action Romance Sermon". The characters were immature and idiotically impulsive. They repeatedly defied and questioned orders. Women are portrayed as weak and needy. There was very little world-building, and there was no background/set-up/explanation for the war or the opposing forces. The characters were so shallow it's not even sad when they die. One character is all religious and preachy and talks about "God's plan", even though she has been modified BY SCIENCE to have super powers. This contradiction was just ridiculous. The only thing I liked about this book was the title, which actually turned out to be a reference to a very small and unnecessary part of the story. There were also a lot of typos in the Kindle edition.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    I really wanted to like this book more. It started off as an epic, cinematic, sci-fi story All the pieces are there. Interesting and compelling characters, some fantastic world building, and several storylines that had hooked my interest. Unfortunately those pieces didn’t quite fit together right. Storylines veered off course or were forgotten all together. The pacing was either way too fast or way too slow and only found a good rhythm in some filler story arcs. First chapter in and I'm rooting f I really wanted to like this book more. It started off as an epic, cinematic, sci-fi story All the pieces are there. Interesting and compelling characters, some fantastic world building, and several storylines that had hooked my interest. Unfortunately those pieces didn’t quite fit together right. Storylines veered off course or were forgotten all together. The pacing was either way too fast or way too slow and only found a good rhythm in some filler story arcs. First chapter in and I'm rooting for the “bad guys” already. And wow this got gruesome and horrifically dark really quickly before bouncing back. In summary, A three star read. Good book overall that kept me reading until the end to see what was going to happen. Of course my issues may not be your issues so give it a try.

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

    Well I read all of it... I can tell this is an new author, you'll be able to tell also. There is some promise here at least. It's an interesting world, a bit to contrived, but you have high tech theocratic governed troops fighting against Gaia centric bio-manipulaters. Huh, adjacent realms - really - and they don't know anything about each other's military capabilities? Then the naturalists dialog sounds like it's out of uncle Tom's cabin. Really? Please don't throw us in that briar patch mass'r! Do Well I read all of it... I can tell this is an new author, you'll be able to tell also. There is some promise here at least. It's an interesting world, a bit to contrived, but you have high tech theocratic governed troops fighting against Gaia centric bio-manipulaters. Huh, adjacent realms - really - and they don't know anything about each other's military capabilities? Then the naturalists dialog sounds like it's out of uncle Tom's cabin. Really? Please don't throw us in that briar patch mass'r! Don't insult your readers with drivel, work at your craft, remember, good authors create, great authors steal. Just do a good job of it. Get a used copy of Master Plots. Read more "good" military "Science" Fiction. Less handwavium tech and sobbing insecure emotive characters. Please and thank you for tackling one of the toughest gigs in the world! I look forward to the next one.

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