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Release Date: January 27th, 2014
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Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek


Title: The Nellus Academy Incident
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military, Media Tie-in

Type: Novel
Page Count: tba
Size:  tba
Cover: Color, CGI
Illustrations: unknown

Publisher: tba
ISBN: 00-00-00


Jennifer Brozek's, The Nellus Academy Incident, Battletech Reviewer, "Danielle Ackley-McPhail"

Reviewed for by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

The horrors of war respect no one, regardless of gender, experience, or age. In this newest Battletech adventure, Jennifer Brozek has captured the harsh reality of war from the perspective of eight teenaged cadets hand-chosen for what is supposed to be a PR campaign celebrating the honor of a new refueling station being situated above the Planet Nestor.

No stranger to combat or war atrocities, Allegra Greene, and seven of her fellow students have been chosen as representatives of the cream of the cadet corps. Each possesses knowledge, experience, and skills that make them the perfect choices--and a spin-doctor’s dream--for what is supposed to be nothing more than a publicity tour of the new military instillation.

Or at least that is what they have signed on for…

In this novel, which was originally written as web serial, Brozek has done a stunning job of building character, anchoring the reader in the universe, and then letting all hell bust loose. Often in books of a military combat nature characterization takes a second place to the action and tech. With the Nellus Academy Incident this is most definitely not the case. I found myself quickly immersed in a universe previously unfamiliar to me and after the initial setup the action never stopped. Riff with gritty realism and emotion, NAI pulls no punches and spares no body count.

While I am not familiar with the cannon of this franchise, the level of continuity and detail in terms of military protocol and technology was impressive. From a personal standpoint, I could have wished for a little more closure at the end, but that is to be expected with tie-in novels, where the viewpoint is series-oriented and threads often extend into future volumes. I give this book a 9 out of 10.




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