Summary

Winner of the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
I am Armor. I am fury. I will not fail.
Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery.
Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself. To succeed, he must find the iron in his heart and prove himself worthy to the Corps. For the Armor, there is no substitute for victory and to fail is to die.
Iron Dragoons is an action-packed military sci-fi novel, the first of a new series by the author of The Ember War Saga.
©2017 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By CJSILV on 22-04-18

great book

I have listed to all of the last ember Wars series they are brilliant I highly recommended great story and there are other books to go with the series 😃

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5 out of 5 stars
By Conor Goulding on 11-03-18

honestly great but too short

This is a great book with a fantastic performance but you are definitely wanting more. Fox needs to write longer books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wes on 25-11-17

Absolutely hands-down favorite

Richard Fox is amazing. After listening to the Ember Wars I tried several other sci-fi stories. I was disappointed over and over, I then listened to some of my favorites (so I thought) from the past few years, they were also disappointing. He is just a freaking great author. An abundance of adventure, the right amount of humor and outstanding character development.
Luc Daniels nails it. As far as this type of sci-fi space adventure, they have set the bar.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-10-17

Excellent ground forces sci fi tale

While not the most complex read, this novel kept my attention with its decent but not overwhelming detail of the various combat technologies used in its universe, as well as the very well fleshed out history of how humanity survived two alien invasions. The addition of the Iron Legion's religion was also a pleasure to read.

The only weak point for me in the story was how naive the main character is about combat,the military, and the history and culture of Earth's alien foes and friends. It took me some suspension of belief to ignore how a rather whiney and very unprepared young man somehow makes it through the training to join a kick-ass branch of cybernetic Marines. The lieutenants that train him and his care are certainly fleshed out to be very professional, but the main character really didn't come across as having the "right stuff"; only a very lucky chance encounter at the very beginning of the tale and a small religious "miracle" involving water dripping off a revered statue made the character stand out as being really exceptional in any way. He needed more of an edge, in my opinion.

Other than what I felt was a little weak characterization on the main character, the story was a very good read.

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