The first chapter? It was superb. Then here comes the MC who is supposedly a veteran of a war and hiding his “super-aware” status from the Americans. He is supposedly mature but devolves into a clueless and naive teenager that tells any random people about his special status at the drop of a hat. All for the sake of exposition and just to drive home how “special” the author’s avatar really is. And, then there’s the “romance.” For pete’s sake.🙄 Urgh. For supposed old-hands on violence, they act like teens. I expected them to be jaded and not offering their personal history to all they meet. Self preservation and caution, where art thou?!
I like Desjani in Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet and Marko Kloos’ Halley because they are actually useful and professionals. They are duty first before libido. Because they actually care not to kill the people around them. As expected of people part of any military. These characters in Tyger Burning are supposed to be jaded ex-soldiers, where’s the “jaded” part?