I’ve known Marko Kloos on the internet for a long time. We were moderators on THR together. About three years ago he wrote this science fiction novel, I read the rough draft, and it was really solid. I thought it was a really good military sci-fi. Then he spent the next few years trying to sell it to a publisher with no luck. (believe me, I know EXACTLY how that feels). So now Marko has gone ahead and decided to stick it on Amazon himself.
I really enjoyed this one. Marko was in the German army, then emigrated to America. The thing that I enjoyed about ToE was that it was this really cool mil-sf, from the grunt’s perspective. Personally, my favorite parts where in the main character’s backstory, about his crappy upbringing, his enlistment, and the basic training. The character has a good evolution, and then we’ve got war, and space aliens. So what’s not to love? Check it out.