Terms of Enlistment - Review
Earth has been shattered by decades of war. The surviving population have been united by a global government that struggles to provide hospitable environments for its impoverished peoples. The most desperate live in government housing communities where military enlistment is the only sure ticket to full a meal and safe bed. Terms of Enlistment, by Marko Kloos, describes the life of Andrew Grayson and his path through war. Terms of Enlistment is a tale of war in the year 2108. The political scene of wear-torn earth and inhabited near-earth planets is compelling and creative. Kloos docent veer far from the sci-fi genre and it serves him well. The story is told in a modest way and moves quickly from scene to scene. More time is spent developing the world around Andrew Grayson than the protagonist himself. This results in a compelling world and makes for an interesting. Many themes of poverty, government oppression and politics bristle under the surface of this tale. Kloos could have done more to explore these theme through the characters of his book but took the simple route instead. He succeeds by doing less things well than biting off more than he can chew.
I would recommend reading this book. It is full of action and adventure. What it lacks in character development and depth it makes up for in well scripted explosions and drama. Marko Kloos has two works published online in Amazon's Bookstore. I intend to keep an eye on his portfolio and look forward to the next installment of Andrew Grayson's adventures.