A Soldier's Duty

A Soldier's Duty : Theirs Not to Reason Why

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Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 100 x 170 x 34mm | 200g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0441020631
  • 9780441020638
  • 69,814

About Jean Johnson

The best part about being a writer is the joy of entertaining others. Whether it's sad or scary, silly or sexy, I love knowing that one of my stories has given someone a good time. I hope this is one of those stories for you, too. Currently I live in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to drop by my website for a chat.show more

Rating details

3,716 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,369)
4 36% (1,327)
3 20% (726)
2 5% (199)
1 3% (95)

Our customer reviews

Loved this book and am on my third reading in less than 3 months. The story is strong and structured enough that there is no filler fluff as in complicated romantic relationships and each scene has a point to further the basic story line. The feel of the military command structure is realistic without anyone being overly technical and the main character Ia has from the beginning a very clear idea of what she has to do and achieve , it will be interesting to see in the next book how some of the things that were set up in this chronicle play out especially the introduction of the rest of her family and the chance meetings that she was arranging by remote letters. All in all I loved this book and coming from reading Ms Johnsons other titles it was a refreshing and delightful change - and they were good too in their own genre .Highly recommendedshow more
by Mrs T.A. Peirce
A story about a strong gutsy girl/woman who has a visions of the future and directs her life to ensure the best and only version comes true Jean Johnson has excelled, she takes you from boot camp to war and you live the story Certainly comparable to Authors: Elizabeth Moon & Anne McCaffery in the depth of the story and characters Highly recommended for those who enjoy this Genreshow more
by Alistair
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