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The Forsaken Mercenary Universe by Jonathan Yanez, Boxed Set (Books 1-9), is packed full of adventure. It is listed as a “space opera” but it is more than that. The series is set in the future that is full of intrigue, aliens and monsters. It is a future that seems so real that it is scary.
The series follows the life of Daniel Hunt, a mercenary that is recruited at an early age to be a super human force for a corporation that hires out when needed. Unfortunately, due to events beyond his control, he loses his memory of who he is and then must find his way back.
Daniel Hunt and his friends, colleagues and team must fight the many battles that come his way. There is no rest for the weary and there is no stop to the action in the books. Each book concludes with a hook that keeps you reading. I could not stop reading because I had to know what was next.
Jonathan Yanez is an expert storyteller. He creates a foundation and place for a story to engage your imagination. The characters are likable and you enjoy every step of their journey alongside Daniel. There is just enough humor to keep the story from being too deep; just enough emotional moments to make you feel every heartache.
I’ve read most of Yanez’ work and I hope he continues to write. He has become one of the best authors I have ever read. This series is a must for any reader.
This is a review of the first nine books since I got them that way. I didn't review one by one as I normally do because they are so good I read straight through. You have ancient societies that are nearly governments, a powerful but corrupt real government, a cloaked Alien invasion force of tens of thousands no will believe exists and powerful Alien relics everyone wants to control. Winning the first war only gets you three more and your best guidance may be coming from an Alien and two AIs.
There has been a surprise in every book and there are still so many mysteries and questions to be answered. I'm headed for the next book and recommend this series to anyone appreciating great Scifi.
With characters that you come to know as friends. Characters with depth and morals that make them an honor to know. This is a huge story, from it's beginnings in poverty to its conclusion in wealth. Daniel is enhanced by an organization to be a member of an elite force. Eventually through his trials and force of will he is able to bring some good to the people left after Earth has been decimated. His fight is a long fight and he never gives up, continuing through insurmountable odds and coming up victorious. An excellent series that will keep you reading for hours.