[Reading] ➶ Dark Edge of Honor Author Aleksandr Voinov – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Dark Edge of Honor

  1. says:

    FUCKYEAH SPACEDRAGONS.Cunning plot.Almost gorgeous in its symmetry and opportunity for satisfying conflict, which could easily have powered even delicious tension for another hundred pages.The voice in the prose was playful than what I ve seen of Mr Voinov s catalogue before, and while I haven t yet read any of Ms Etzweiler s work before this, I assume it is a product of their collaboration While I prefer and very much admire Voinov s typical efficiency as my own early work suffered from an unfortunate enthusiasm for extravagance in both tone and style I find I have an enduring fascination for what ...


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    Audio 5 stars Great performance by Jack LeFleurStory 4 starsOverall 4.5 starsI don t know if I have a full understanding of the Doctrine, but I enjoyed the story It was dark, gritty and not the least bit predictable My...


  3. says:

    Written June 13, 20144 1 2 Stars Crisp and hard about glory, honor, indoctrination, enemies, betrayal, lust, loss but in the end also an grandly romantic storyNowadays since a month or so I just need an audio book at the same time I m reading another book I need something good to listening to when I do all that needed stuff at home, when I m walking, driving, trying to sleep, rest etc or cleaning windows and ironing the freshly washed curtains afterwards as this week.Listening to an 12 hours long novel by Aleksandr Voinov and Rhi Etzweiler a maybe hard and tough sci fi futuristic war romance felt like a challenge for me Jeez, I m now afterwards so happy with my slightly strange audio choice this time Dark Edge of Honor was a wonderfully intense, hot, harsh and cruel story, but also wonderfully romantic I enjoyed every single word, paragraph, section and part May and will an hard indoctrinated young captain listening to his deepest desires and go against the Doctrine I can t help but think of the old Soviet Union What would you struggle for What s worth fighting for Life, the next breath, the next beat of one s heart What else is there worth fighting for Because I love you and I can t get enough of you. That emotion ran deeper and deeper, like a river ...


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    4,6 melting , stars Dark Edge of Honor is a military dark science fiction novel YES it is an enemies to lovers story a l Aleksandr Voinov Thereby everything has been said NO it is not Special Forces. Still there are so many details that remind me of my favorite book It is why I recommend it first of all to all true fans of SF Reading Dark Edge of Honor was like balm for my soul There were so many exciting D j vu moments Without giving too much away There are two powerful systems in the book the Doctrine and the Alliance that are not really at war with each other but represent two different ideologies and struggle for power in space It is the Cold War of the future The reader can very quickly find out who play here the bad guys and who the good ones, and that is not just because of the names of the two main characters S e r g e i This name melts in my mouth like a bitter sweet chocolate.yeah, I have my reasons An attractive young officer of the Doctrine loyal, honorable faithful and naive Mike , the Alliance soldier, is an undercover agent, a spy, on the Cirokko, a small insignificant planet that the Doctrine would like to have under control, this planet looks like a miniature of Afghanistan, the same mountainous landscape with a huge unexplored territories and the rebel movement that fights against the invasion.MOUNTAINSMILITARY If this two words come in connection with A Voinov sigh They were strange, ...


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    Sergei glanced over his shoulder, then looked at Mike Whatever else you think about me whatever else you felt when you return home, will you at least remember me I don t have enough words to describe the amount of excitement I experienced with this story It is without a doubt my favorite sci fi m m novel out there I had some troubles finding into the story at the beginning I found the writing quite complex and caught myself reading passages over and over again because I couldn t catch on the first time, but this improved quickly, turning this story into one of my all time favorites The setting is probably the distant future In best Star Wars tradition, we have two intergalactic associations fighting each other The Alliance and the Doctrine We don t learn too much about the Alliance, except that they seem to be a liberal society protecting planets against the obviously Russian Doctrine invaders The largest part of the story is told through the eyes of Captain Sergei Stolkov, a very young and aspiring Doctrine officer landing on the desert planet Cirokko to prepare the Doctrine takeover He s a stoic and proud man, the doctrine teachings reaching deep into his core, giving him a cold military view of the world, a fact that has the rest of the galaxy call his people Doctrine Zombies Their aim is to spread the Doct...


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    4.5 stars This is a military setting Sci Fi with some dark moments in it, as invader and resistance fighter meet, have sex, and then find something developing between them Sergei is a man who has always taken to heart the tenets of the Coalition which he serves as an officer The focus and discipline ground him, and he truly believes in the philosophy He sees their invasion as bringing the virtues of the Coalition, with its focus on the group over the individual, to the backward world which his forces are trying to subdue.Mike is a spy for the Alliance He dislikes the Coalition s motives and methods, and has a healthy respect for the rights and powers of the individual Given the opportunity to seduce Sergei, and thereby get close to the aide of a Coalition General, he does so As an opportunity to spy, it s a success, but Mike doesn t expect to find himself falling for the enemy Sergei s lack of any kind of romantic or sexual experience beyond anonymous or forced sex, means that his time with Mike feels like a revelation He falls for Mike fast But his basic decency, and his open eagerness to give himself to Mike, has Mike also becoming emotionally involved.Aleks Voinov does really good enemies to lovers books This one is a bit of a twist on that, because at first only one of the two men knows that they are actually on opposite sides of a smoldering war And yet he falls in love just as fast as his oblivious counterpart That gives the book an interesting dynamic, with shifts ...


  7. says:

    Sergei and MikeSigh OMG, he said I love you too much SighThe Book In this I found two people hopelessly in love with such endearing sweetness I also found rape and thank God a rape survivor and a wounded warrior parts of this book was so realistic that I say Please Read this book with Caution if you are a Rape Survivor or Wounded Warrior and or if matter s of the heart such as this leads to discontent within you This is a dark and gritty fictional story The Book was an Interesting Read This world built was really good it reminded me of the world in Avatar the movie, yet, NOT, because I found a uniqueness in this book, driven by dark edge of honor It was brutal at times yet, the last scene is laced with such an air of sweetness IMO, what made this book so very interesting The character s for instance,Pat was he a man or man half lizard and speaking of lizards, and I really don t know what to call the lizard winged natives They have feeling and they have mates as well as comrade s, and oh they get pissed off and fight dirty yet they have honor, and very much understand the word MINE I love that They are native wing liz...


  8. says:

    4.5 Oh YES Such a good rollercoaster experience Why I waited so long to read this dark, gritty romance set in an alternative sci fi world of pending war Okay, I wasn t sure about the sci fi element, but thanks to my friend, Caipi, and when I hear Voinov I start breathing slowly, I reconsidered it and decided that this would be a good place to start It is a Sci Fi, but not being a heavy alternative universe other than the technology and the creatures that it could have been seen in many movies , the military bent and above all Sergei and Mike s character development drive the whole story The world building helps and affects the characters, and unfolds their individually and the excellency of being together This is not an easy read just because of some of the things that happens to the characters Their minds, bodies one of them newly mended and souls put to extreme tests, but this is the way in which they both have to realize how deep their love goes This isn t for the faint of heart I dare you to find out Sergei is a young captain in the Coalition Forces with a current assignment as aide to a general on the planet of Cirokko He deeply believes in the Doctrine A military world dominated by sacrifice, obedience and order, set up in a way to be conquered new worlds just another planets t...


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    My thoughts This was a hard book for me to write a review for I actually had to read it twice, as the first time thru was so intense of a ride all I could do was drool on myself, gasp, stutter and want to scream at the authors OMG what did you do and so on and so forth When I finished, I had no words and was left a bit dazed, wide eyed and gaping, with only one word uttered Dayum A review, this does not make Upon rereading, I am really no better off The second time thru still took me for a wild ride and threw me for a loop So what s it mean In a nutshell, I uber loved this book Twice Aleksandr Voinov and Rhianon Etzweiler make one fine writing team The writing was fantastic strong, vivid, done in such a way as I could see and feel what was taking place.I fell in love with both the main characters Sergei, the young Doctrine officer, falling for Mike and learning what it is to feel for the first time just tugged at my heart He was a mixture of the strong character I expect from a Voinov, yet so young and naive at the same time He was quite a mix for me Mike, the experienced one, in the difficult position of being ordered to seduce Sergei in a covop mission while falling for him at the same time just tore at me, even wrecked me at times I d be lying if I said he didn t le...


  10. says:

    CAUTION Long Review, Spoilers Dark Edge of Honor is about a soldier and a spy on opposite side who, somehow against years of training and some brainwashing, quickly fall in love and give up everything to grab their HEA There s war, rape, blackmail, torture, betrayal, vindication, and ultimately redemption all excellent ingredients for a thriller of a story Alas, I was confused, bored, frustrated, and bored by the story.Bored The first chapter was written horribly I had no idea what was happening except that there were two characters named Mike and Pat It was not until the end of chapter four when Mike was speaking with his handler that I finally understood chapter 1 was about Mike and Pat doing a reconnaissance mission I got that the authors were trying to avoid the show not tell pithole, but they did it to such an extreme that it left me wondering what was going on most of the time And when I get confused, boredom quickly follows.Sentences of Little Sense Dark Edge of Honor DEoH suffered lumps of short sentences that caused the story to be choppy The following piece of paragraph was starving for transitional words He knew better than to mention it The brother general...


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Dark Edge of Honor Sergei Stolkov Is A Faithful Officer, Though His Deepest Desires Go Against The Doctrine A Captain With The Invading Coalition Forces, He Believes That Self Sacrifice Is The Most Heroic Act And His Own Needs Are Only Valid If They Serve The State Mike, An Operative Planted Within Cirokko S Rebels, Has Been Ordered To Seduce Sergei And Pry From Him The Coalition S Military Secrets His Mission Is A Success, But As He Captures Sergei S Heart, Mike Is Tempted By His Own Charade And Falls In Love When The Hostile Natives Of The Planet Cirokko Make Their Move, All Seems Lost Can Mike And Sergei Survive When The Coalition S Internal Affairs Division Takes An Interest In What Happened In The Dusty Mountains Of Zasidka Pass 96,000 Words