A sweeping vision of the future where things are going horribly wrong and the central government is failing to effectively protect its planets from an onslaught of attacks by a warring alien race, Legion of the Damned by William Dietz is a fantastic read full of adventure.
This epic tale transported me to multiple worlds to meet many characters and aliens. It soon had me hooked and I’ll have to get more books in this series.
The government and society mirror our own, so that was completely familiar. The people may have been set in far away places, but their struggles were no different than what we face. It was easy to connect with the characters and the aliens were quite alien.
The Legion is the future version of the French Foreign Legion, but it hasn’t changed its traditions except for its use of cyborgs. Real people are downloaded into the cyborgs and they fight along real soldiers.
If you like your space opera big and grand, I recommend this one.
Synopsis: The first novel in William C. Dietz’s acclaimed Legion of the Damned series…
There is one final choice for the hopeless—the terminally ill, the condemned criminals, the victims who cannot be saved: becoming cyborg soldiers in the Legion. Their human bodies are destroyed and they are reborn as living weapons. But when aliens attack the Empire, the Legion must choose sides.