The Armored Saint

The Sacred Throne - Book #1


I pre-ordered this book -- something I never do -- because I'm such a big fan of Myke Cole. His military sci-fi novels hooked me, and I looked forward to reading more of his writings. Other authors that I respect and love spoke volumes about this book, so I was excited to dig in as soon as this book became available.

It's good, but hardly awesome.

Myke excels at fight scenes, and not at all at dialogue. The world he built is epic and clearly well-thought out, but the village in which the story takes place isn't terribly innovative. I felt it was quite droll compared to what I know Myke is capable of.

That said, I did enjoy the story, and I will pick up the next book as well. If you're a fan of Myke Cole, you owe it to yourself to read this. Who knows? Maybe it speaks more to you than it did to me.