Peace Warrior

Rated 4.22/5 based on 9 reviews
Six hundred years after his death, SFC Grant Justice is re-animated by a team of scientists.

Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith.

Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be… the Peace Warrior. More
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Words: 76,710
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452411095
About Steven L. Hawk

Steve spent six years as a Military Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division before joining the ranks of corporate America. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governor's University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has traveled extensively across the United States and, at various times, has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Idaho.

Steve Hawk currently resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Juanita, their two chihuahuas, Daisy and Cheech, Together, they have a blended family of five sons.

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Reviews

Review by: Richard Peters on Dec. 18, 2013 :
I purchased this story on Amazon.
On the surface, the central hero character, SFC Grant Justice, is just as much a gung-ho, space cowboy as that awesome name suggests. However, the author does a pretty good job bringing him back down to earth through oscillating bouts of overconfidence and self-pity. Creating a bad-ass hero is easy. Building one regular people can realistically identify with is a harder task.

The essence of Mr. Hawk’s story is fairly unique and intentionally funny. A time traveling soldier from the “barbaric times” is awoken by a “socially deviant” scientist over 600 years later. Against all odds, the author is able to pass this off as plausible. At least to us non-biologists. From there, our self-loathing John Wayne forces a sheepish world into a high-stakes battle against wild injuns… I mean aliens.

This is where the story becomes overly formulaic. There were several big twists that just lack the impact because they were a bit too predictable. Still, that’s an ancient complaint for most stories. The only real weakness of this tale is the length. Mr. Hawk wraps up the story arc and all just fine, but you’re still left unsatisfied. Belly not quite full and aching for seconds. Of course, isn’t that a hallmark of a good author?

FYI:

Well-polished novel. Especially for an Indie. The author mentions his second edition being “professionally edited.” I think it’s safe to say he got his money’s worth and so will the reader.
(review of free book)

Review by: Darrell Candis on June 12, 2013 :
I could not read anymore of this story due to the loss of my suspension of disbelief. The main character's incident at the beginning of the story was completely unbelievable, causing me to totally lose interest.
(review of free book)

Review by: W B Hyde on April 21, 2013 :
I have read this book and the two subsequent volumes in this series. They were good military SF that kept my attention and moved right along. I recommend these as well worth the price to anyone who enjoys military SF. Go ahead and at least buy the first one; I bet you'll be back for the other two!
(review of free book)

Review by: Stephen Brandon on May 25, 2012 :
This book takes the liberal agenda to one of its possible conclusions. It also shows what a single well trained leader can possibly accomplish if given help.
Inconsistancy I noted was the weapons and ammunition left in the so called museums and private collections. This could indicate that conformity to societies norm is only surface deep and I think true to life.
I enjoyed this book immensely! I'll be getting the rest of the series in the future.
(review of free book)

Review by: oldcar on Jan. 15, 2012 :
This was such an enjoyable book, I will save it back and read it again in a few months. So, do I owe you 10 stars ?
(review of free book)

Review by: kom78 on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Loved it, great read. From a completely different perspective, I bought the other 2 books in this series based on the strength of this book. Highly recommended f you like space adventures
(review of free book)

Review by: David Grace on May 11, 2011 :
Competent SF-action story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ahmose Soloman on Jan. 30, 2011 :
Wow!
I just finished 'Peace Warrior", By Steven Hawk....
and I am thoroughly pleased!
Such a great book!
I am left with the feeling of "I can't wait for a sequel!"

I do not recall the last time a book has left me feeling that way.

This is my first actual book review ever.
So please bare with me.
I have been putting it off for about a week, Just because I was unsure how to go about this..
But I'll just type.. and hope it's ok.

This is the first work of fiction I have read in quite a few years...
and I think it's safe to say I will be reading more!

Steven Hawk has a true talent for writing!
It is written in a fashion that had me feeling like I was actyually watching it on a movie screen..
Every scene, action, environment.. I could "see" clearly

Peace Warrior is the first work of fiction I have picked up in years, and I am very happy this is the book I decided to read!

I couldn't agree more with Isabela Morales's review!

This is a fantastic book!, and a book that has left me wanting more!
I was almost saddened that I was on the last page, and could read no further into the lives of these amazing characters!

This book is written in such a way, that one can simply visualize all the plots, surroundings, environments, as if they were watching it on a movie screen.

Many books fail to do this,
but Peace Warrior is not one of them.

I can still picture all the scenes in my head, as if I had just watched a film,.... a great film!

I thought many times while reading it..
"Man, this would make an amazing movie!"

Peace Warrior is one of the books that you just want to keep reading until it's to the end..
even if you have other things to do...
You just want to keep reading! lol

You could really tell that the author had some real, actual experiences in some of the things written about in this book.
Such as combat, hand to hand , and other..
You could tell that it was written by someone with actual experience..
rather than by someone with no experience, who is trying to make it still sound good, and real.

Steven Hawk also brings up some really good things to think about in this book..
Some really deep, meaningful thoughts.. in regards to society, peace, love, war....
and I have been pondering these things since I finished the book..
If you read it.. (you should) you'll see what I mean.

I feel I have written too much here..
but also not enough.. in some way..

So I will stop it here, and hope that my *first* book review is sufficient enough to make my feelings about this book known.

Apologies for such a "newbie" review..
But I'll just end with saying that, I love this book!
Truly!
and will read it again!

Many Thanks Steven!
Please keep up the writing!
I look forward to more books from you! :)
You are great, man. :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Isabela Morales on Dec. 27, 2010 :
http://thescattering.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/verdict-peace-warrior-by-steven-l-hawk/

I’ll get right to the point: Peace Warrior is a flawlessly-written science fiction adventure with sympathetic characters and a fast-paced plot. Though billed as military science fiction, Peace Warrior cuts across genres and subgenres by incorporating cultural issues of nature and nurture, war and peace. Complex heroes like Grant Justice and complex issues like these hit the page with the force of an alien mothership biting the dust. Any description I write won’t do it justice (get it? get it?); Steven L. Hawk’s novel is something like War of the Worlds meets cryogenics and hippies on steroids. All I can say is that it’s impossible not to get invested in the outcome of the story and the personalities of our protagonists. No way around it–I’m with Team Human.

Reading Time: 6 hours on a flight from Birmingham to Los Angeles plus one lazy weekend. But that’s just me.

Recommendation: SF subgenres like cyberpunk, steampunk, or the mysterious New Weird can sometimes be an acquired taste (not Christmas present material for the lay science fiction reader). Peace Warrior outstrips niche readership for a general audience. Steven L. Hawk absolutely blows away the common stigma that indie authors create lower-quality work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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