Fire Wars is the first book in the Fire War Trilogy by T.T. Michaels. The book would best be classified as a military dystopian novel. It is set seventy years in the future when, due to terrorism, the United States joined with Canada to become a union. However, that was not enough power for President Meyers who made it his mission to unite Mexico with its North American companions and close the borders for the good of all citizens.
Michaels has a light and easy read writing style. The wording and story flow quite well making for an enjoyable read. The characters are real, although not entirely believable. I have a really hard time believing that one of the best snipers in the Marines could possibly be that dense. While it would have hurt the flow of the plot if he caught on earlier, there were too many clues and too many insights for him to have been so blind sighted. As a reader, you will catch on clear at the beginning of the book.
My other concern is the timing of the book. It took seventy years for the transition of uniting Canada with the United States, and only four years for it to turn into a totalitarian government. There was a comment in the book about the characters not missing elections. However, elections were already moved to every six years, so it would not make logical sense for the characters to feel a loss of something that would not have already happened. While there were plot issues that stuck with me, I found Fire Wars to be a very enjoyable read. I would absolutely recommend that you check it out if you are in the mood for something light. I look forward to seeing how Michaels grows in the sequel.
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