On the Horizon – aftershocks (Marko Kloos)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

aftershocks (Marko Kloos)

Title: aftershocks

Author: Marko Kloos

Publisher: 47North (47North is the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint of Amazon Publishing, the full-service publishing arm of Amazon)

Publication Date: Available Now!!! (hardback/e-book)

ISBN: 978-1542043557

Source: NetGalley

Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars, #1)

Okay mateys, I know I haven’t even finished Marko Kloos’ Frontlines series and yet here I be starting another series by him.  I have no regrets.  I picked this up and devoured it in one sitting.  It also helps that it be under 300 pages.

In this book a nasty war has ended and it has been five years since the peace treaty.  But peace seems to be faltering.  This series has multiple points of view.  Ye follow four perspectives:

  1. Aden – a POW from the losing side of the battle who is released five years after defeat to start anew;
  2. Idina – a soldier from the winning side who holds a grudge, she is part of the occupying military force on the defeated planet;
  3. Dunstan – a member of the winning naval space fleet whose simple guard duty turns into a mess with epic ramifications; and
  4. Solvieg – a civilian who was a minor during the war now has to deal with the consequences of her planet’s loss and what it means for the family business.

Like the first book in the Frontline series, this one was enjoyable entertainment of the popcorn fluff type.  Nothing wrong with that.  These characters are all likeable in their own ways and I was rooting for them all even when they were at cross-purposes.  Aden was me favourite.  The world-building was sufficient and the plot was fun but the characters were the driving force for me.  The peace is about to destruct and I want to know what happens next!

Be advised that this has a major cliffhanger ending that had me surprised at the abruptness and wanting more.  For those crew members who dislike these, mehaps wait until more books are released.  I will be reading them as they come.  Arrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you 47 North!

Goodreads’ website has this to say about the novel:

A solar system fights to survive and reform in the wake of war, but the real battle is about to begin.

Across the six-planet expanse of the Gaia System, the Earthlike Gretia struggles to stabilize in the wake of an interplanetary war. Amid an uneasy alliance to maintain economies, resources, and populations, Aden Robertson reemerges. After devoting fifteen years of his life to the reviled losing side, with the blood of half a million casualties on his hands, Aden is looking for a way to move on. He’s not the only one.

A naval officer has borne witness to inconceivable attacks on a salvaged fleet. A sergeant with the occupation forces is treading increasingly hostile ground. And a young woman, thrust into the responsibility as vice president of her family’s raw materials empire, faces a threat she never anticipated.

Now, on the cusp of an explosive and wide-reaching insurrection, Aden plunges once again into the brutal life he longed to forget. He’s been on the wrong side of war before. But this time, the new enemy has yet to reveal themselves…or their dangerous endgame.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Marko Kloos – Author

To buy the novel please visit:

aftershocks – Book

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Previous Log Entries for this Author

terms of enlistment – book 1 (Captain’s Log – Sci-Fi)

15 thoughts on “On the Horizon – aftershocks (Marko Kloos)

  1. Himself is a huge fan of Kloos and I haven’t yet got around to reading him – but that cover and this review has convinced me to track down the books sloshing around in our teetering TBR pile, Cap:).


  2. Nice review! I 100% agree that Terms of Enlistment was popcorn fluff style enjoyment. Tons of fun without much substance. Interesting that this second series of his follows the same style.

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    1. It is such fluff that the details fade quickly for both of the books that I have read by him. But I have no regrets cause I enjoyed them in the moment. My only hesitation about reading more of either series is that I do not think I want to spend money on something this forgettable no matter how fun. But I kept going back and forth on it so we shall see. He certainly has a style.
      x The Captain


      1. I read book 2 of his Frontlines series, and it was just as mush fluff. I didn’t enjoy it as much, though, because there wasn’t much character permanence in the first half of the book and I got sick of meeting new temporary characters. I decided after that it wasn’t worth it for me to continue the series. Your mileage may vary of course, but that’s what I decided. I still don’t regret reading the two books, but I might not feel that way if I keep going.

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      2. Hmmm I may not be finishing that series if that be the case. I may switch to just the aftershocks series instead. That is some food for thought. I will ponder. Thanks for the honest opinions. I need to make sure to spend me loot wisely. Arrr!
        x The Captaini


      3. You’re very welcome! I definitely wouldn’t blame you for abandoning the Frontlines series. Are you friends with Bookstooge? I’m pretty sure he abandoned Frontlines, too.

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      4. Yeah, I’m often on the other side of the fence, too. But I’ve found his reviews to be useful. Many times the reasons he dislikes a book just solidify it on my TBR. 😉

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