About the Book
Book: Operation Grendel
Author: Daniel Shwabauer
Genre: Christian Fiction, Futuristic Action & Adventure It’s the war story he’s dreamed of. But the battle may cost him his mind. Military journalist Raymin Dahl thinks he’s finally getting the story of a lifetime. Secret peace talks on a remote tropical moon are about to surrender five colonized worlds—and six hundred million civilians—to a ruthless enemy. But when his commanding officer, Captain Ansell Sterling, is fatally wounded before the negotiations can begin, Dahl can no longer just report on the mission. He’s ordered to complete it. With help from the AI embedded in Sterling’s comms bracelet, Dahl must impersonate his commander—a Marine Corps hero and psychological operations expert. However, Sterling’s AI may be luring him to surrender more than he realizes. And the mission Corporal Dahl thinks he’s running isn’t the only operation underway.
At the end of reading Operation Grendel, you are guaranteed to look up and wonder… What Just happen?!
I know I did. I was blown away by the layered intricacies of this story, so many plot twists I did not see coming and a who new world that opened before my eyes! Add in the characters who were engaging and pulled you into their quest and you have a DEFINITE must Read for anyone who likes Sci-Fi (REALLY).
This was my first time reading a book by Daniel Schwabauer and boy you know he is now on my auto buy list now! I cannot say enough good things about his writing style. I really enjoyed it, and he did not have a ton of backstory or information unloaded (which can be considered good or bad) but I thought it helped keep the story moving along and engaging my mind.
I also liked that this is a Stand-Alone Sci-Fi book.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
About the Author
Daniel Schwabauer, M.A., is a lifelong reader of speculative fiction. He studied the genre under science fiction great James Gunn before graduating with honors from Kansas University’s Masters program in Creative Writing in 1995. Winner of the Eric Hoffer and Ben Franklin awards for his middle grade fantasy series, The Legends of Tira-Nor, Daniel enjoys riding his motorcycle on country roads and pondering other worlds. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and dog.
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4 Comments Add yours
This sounds like a really great reaf.
This is definitely different from what I’m used to reading! Thanks for sharing!
Excellent review! Sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for sharing.
I have to admit that this isn’t usually my go-to book genre, but it does sound interesting.