MissionSRX

Confessions of the First War (Mission: SRX Book 1)

Fiction - Science Fiction
384 Pages
Reviewed on 07/31/2015
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

MissionSRX: Confessions of the First War (Mission: SRX Book 1) by Matthew D. White takes readers to the near future, where human exploration of the galaxy resulted in the first contact with an alien life form; the more advanced and intelligent Aquillians. However, their peaceful nature proved otherwise when the aliens use reverse engineering to gain Earth’s war technology and use it to attack the human population. Protagonist Commander Jefferson Grant, who lost his family in the alien attack, joins the United Space Corps and is hell-bent on avenging his loved ones.

Grant is neither hero nor villain. He’s simply a soldier with a personal mission in mind; eliminate the enemy. He’s admirable but potentially shameful as well. His willingness to sacrifice everything, including the lives of his subordinates, is morally debatable. Nonetheless, Grant is still promoted many times until he reaches the highest position of Commander Prime. He surrounds himself with the brutality of war. Yet, near the end, we get a glimpse of the other side of him, reflecting on the wars and killings.

I would prefer that the Aquillians are fleshed out a bit more rather than just a general portrayal of an intelligent and formidable enemy. That said, this hardly put a dent in the story. The world building is excellent. From start to finish, the pace is fast and the battle scenes are intense. White shows his skill and knowledge in creating exciting and original combat scenes. MissionSRX is an enjoyable sci-fi action story that offers non-stop adrenaline pumping moments to keep readers on edge.