Poor Man's Fight

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Tanner Malone never bought into military myths of honor and glory. Yet when family upheaval brings his otherwise stellar school track record to a disastrous end, Tanner's plans for university lie in ruins. Facing homelessness and a mountain of debt, Tanner enlists in his home planet's tiny navy, where he must struggle not only against a fleet of vicious pirates but even enemies in his own crew. More

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Review by: Drew Pilcher on March 28, 2014 : star star star star star
Not nearly as political as the title makes it sound. I really enjoyed it though. It's a solid military sci-fi thriller. It's a nice light read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: michael taylor on Oct. 05, 2013 : star star star star star
An awesome book that I would recommend to anyone that likes books about battle, military, or sci-fi. I hope he comes out with a sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Darrell Candis on July 25, 2013 : star star star
Excellent concept, average execution. I thought that it was brilliant with the corporate control of so much of everything. I also liked how the protagonist was established. However, there were several problems:

The boot camp narrative went on far too long. The very well established political setting was wasted with little real attention and no significant plot development. Several of the pirates were reasonably developed; however, they were woefully underused. The potential to really have them as a real part of the political discussion was missed.

The protagonist had no further development passed the middle of the book. He ultimately became a cheap Rambo ripoff, which was totally unnecessary. Not only that, he never even received a promotion despite his accomplishments.

Finally, Annapolis is the home of the Navy Academy, not West Point. There were also a few grammatical errors.

This could have been a great book. I kept reading expecting it to reach its potential, which it never did.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tony Edwards on May 17, 2013 : star star star star star
Really enjoyed this book and Good Intentions. Both very well written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Razvan Andrei on April 28, 2013 : (no rating)
Probably the best Military SF book from this year (till now, at least). I look forward for the next novel in the Series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shane Daykin on Jan. 31, 2013 : star star star star star
Brilliant. So far he is batting 2 for 2 on books that i had to keep reading until the end (my mark for a great story).
Its a fantastic read in a field that rarely has many surprises but he manages to pull some out. Buy it and you will end up trying to read it in one sitting. I expect you will also be looking at the clock as it goes past 2am but i bet you keep reading.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jedi Khan on Jan. 26, 2013 : star star star star star
I am almost at a loss for words to describe just how epic of a story this is. Once again, Elliot Kay has come through with a masterpiece. My initial reaction to hearing that he had put this story out was that I didn't want to spend the money, but then I thought "Hey, I've read this guy's work before and it was awesome; this might turn out the same." Boy, was I wrong. Poor Man's Fight was definitely not the same...it was better! It is worth every penny to buy this story and then some! Hell, it would even be worth the price of admission to go see it in a theater, if done right.

This man has a talent for writing an epic story. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. The only things that interrupted my continuous reading were my body's natural needs for food, sleep, and relief. Otherwise, nothing short of a life-threatening situation would have pulled me away from this story.

I am proud to say that I have been reading the works this author has put out since he started his first story, Good Intentions, under another title, and each has been a masterpiece. I highly recommend buying this story and reading it. You won't be disappointed.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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