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Ricky Balona is the author of hard hitting and graphic military fiction novels. Steele is a military fiction series centered on the character Sergeant Steele. It charts Steele's experience as a Templar during the Crusades where he is cursed to an eternity of military servitude. We follow Sergeant Steele's battles in the French Foreign Legion, all based on some of the Legion's most epic and bloody battles.
French Foreign Legion Adventures is collection of short stories beginning with the Legion's involvement in the Crimean war through the North African desert era, W.W.1 and W.W.2 through Indochina and Kolwezi and Sarajevo. Written from a simple soldiers point of view caught up in merciless combat using the names of fellow Legionnaires I had the honour of serving with as the characters in the stories.
Ricky Balona was born in South Africa, now living in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Served in 1 Para S.A.D.F and 5 years in 2 Parachute Regiment of the French Foreign Legion. Author of By Blood Spilt series Steele's Dien Bien Phu, Steele's Verdun and Steele's Death March.
on July 02, 2013 :
The historical context for this novel is interesting. The usually distant third person POV made it hard to relate to. Every now and then the POV became a little more personal but it bounced around the characters.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
on June 23, 2012 :
If you like a fast moving story and an insight into life back at 996AD this is a well recommended book.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)