A Soldier’s Duty: Theirs Not to Reason Why, by Jean Johnson was genuinely a wonderful read and the beginning of a wonderful new series by the author. Prior to this book I cannot say with 100% certainty I had ever read anything by Jean Johnson, and now I am already on the second book and my best friend has lent me the third book. If there are more books to this series I am definitely picking them up. I simply must know what happens to the hero, Ia.
This book might not be for all because it develops and is told from a career military woman of the future who sees a lot of combat. At the same time, there is hope woven into the novel as well as questions and mysteries that Ia, a precognitive, doesn’t even know.
The action is fast paced. The universe of the story is well thought out. The characters are realistic. It has everything I enjoy in an action adventure novel as well as a mystery.
If you do pick up A Soldier’s Duty, I highly recommend you pick up the second book, and the third, because it is an excellent read.