Goodreads: The Legion and the Lioness (World Apart #1)
Author: Robert D. Armstrong
Published: 29th December 2017
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “They said I would never finish flight school. Never rank at the top of my class. Never fly with the top aces. Never return from combat against the Kelton androids. Never survive emergency surgery.
Here I am.
The year is 2151, Earth is gone. A hellscape. I’ve been unfrozen after 72 years of cryosleep on a medical facility on Saturn’s moon, Titan. I have nothing, no home, no friends, no concept of this new world, these Titans.
All that remains is the old conflict that has blackened my veins and memories of the ones I loved still fresh in my heart. Forgotten for decades.
But it seems war hasn’t forgotten me, no, even in my slumber. My name is Captain Victoria Ann Belic, I was a wife and an ace fighter pilot, and have been revived for one reason—to die again.” – Goodreads
Review: You go into this thinking ‘Oh right another Sci-fi’. Stop. Not another sci-fi book, it was so different and yet not at the same time. One of the first scenes is Victoria with her husband Luther. About her going to war. Straight away it has thrown a normal stereotype on its head. The wife going to war instead of the husband. Depression is talked about, PTSD is brushed on. The story touches subjects very real today’s issues.
The story was great too, you expected it to go a very specific way. Nope again. Twists, turns or routes you just didn’t see coming. It was great, kept you on your toes and kept the story fresh.