Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Peace Warrior (The Peace Warrior #1) by Steven L. Hawk

Peace Warrior

Six hundred years after his death, SFC Grant Justice is re-animated by a team of scientists. Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith. Grant is humankind s final hope against the alien menace. He must be the Peace Warrior. 


I think this could have been an excellent book, but the story was way too brief. Putting an army together in 3 days? no way. Having humans so "peaceful" they won't stand up for themselves? again...no way. It is a basic human instinct to fight when they are backed into a corner or threatened in any way. Its pure, basic, back brain instinct. and 300 years (or even 3000 years) would not breed that out of humans. 
If the author had taken the time to flesh out a believable background (humans putting down weapons of mass destruction, going a peaceful route etc. would be believable) but not the extreme of throwing a rock putting you in prison for life. Not to the extreme of bowing down before a 100 aliens and letting them take over our world. Totally unbelievable. But if the author had stretched it out a bit, put in more details etc. it could have been a more believable story. 
The premise of this book is good, just not detailed enough. There was no real emotions evoked when they took on the aliens...it was just too darn easy for the passive humans to take them out and no real sense of relief, happiness etc was evoked at the end. 

Not sure I will read the next 2 in the series...just don't want to pay for a book that is too basic to be really entertaining.