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For more than a dozen years, Eli has studied the art of war from some of the most skilled fighters on three planets. There's no question, he has what it takes to be a professional soldier.There's just one problem. His father is General Grant Justice, the most famous man in the galaxy and leader of a new governmental alliance that unites four alien races. When it comes timeFor more than a dozen years, Eli has studied the art of war from some of the most skilled fighters on three planets. There's no question, he has what it takes to be a professional soldier.There's just one problem. His father is General Grant Justice, the most famous man in the galaxy and leader of a new governmental alliance that unites four alien races. When it comes time to enlist, the younger Justice has to make a choice. Rely on his last name and claim an automatic commission as an officer? Or enter basic training as a lowly private and earn his way to the top?For Eli, the decision is an easy one. He changes his name and enlists as an anonymous recruit.Unfortunately, not all of life's choices have such clear-cut answers. An alien-led rebellion is brewing in the ranks of the army he has just joined, and Eli is forced to choose sides. His actions will determine the fate of his father, the alliance, and the entire human race....

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-02-18 07:52

    Son of Justice by Steven L. Hawk is a great sci-fi book and part of a trilogy. I haven't read the others in the series but it didn't bother my reading this. It is a fun sci-fi with aliens, tactical battles, great characters, and good plot. I won another of his books too and awaiting the release, can't wait! both are Kindle scout books.

  • Mike Nemeth
    2019-01-22 06:46

    Fans of Steven L. Hawk had to wait more than four years from the publication of his final edition in the Peace Warrior trilogy and "Son of Justice," which he unveiled April 2016. Hawk took on an ambitious project in his initial three works, which involve the exploits of a soldier resurrected by a peace-loving earth to cope with an alien invader. Earth just didn't know how to cope with conflict anymore. Sgt. Grant Justice had been killed in an ambush, his body frozen for six centuries. But science had advanced significantly just as warfare had been relegated to small conflicts solved by putting the perpetrators behind bars. Thawing out a frozen hero to save the world sounds a bit like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby finding Captain America and Bucky Barnes in a block of ice bringing a World War II war hero back to face the trauma of Vietnam and various super villains. But Hawk pulls it off. His take is fascinating as Justice copes with the brave new world of people who turn the other cheek no matter what's been put in front of them. Justice leads a rebellion and eventually recovers earth. Along the way, he recovers other planets and eventually relegates his conquerors to second-class status when he kills their home world. But that's the trilogy. Hard act to follow. The latest entry starts out somewhat slow. Hawk has to re-introduce the alien cultures: the big green apes with pointy ears that betray their emotions, the hive minded underground dwellers who have the metal that makes interstellar travel possible and the little creatures with the big black blinking eyes that can communicate telepathically. Eli Justice is the son. He's a student of everything his father holds dear. He's learned hand-to-hand combat since he was little. He's studied military history. He learned alien languages. And he didn't grow up on earth. He's an outsider. But he wants to join the military. He wants to serve. But he doesn't want help from his superstar father. He wants to succeed or fail on his own. So he alters his name. Basic training is hard. The Minith, the ape creatures that had been conquerors, dominate the military. They're now allies. But some chafe under that role. There's a move afoot to unseat the order and alliance that Justice the senior has forged. Eli runs full into this conspiracy. And there's also another alien race looking to take advantage of this conflict. And it's the most dangerous threat of all. The book moves quickly beyond the initial setup. Hawk is a fine storyteller. He's definitely one of the best of the new military science fiction writers, and his latest should be given a shot.

  • Donna Thompson
    2019-02-18 04:35

    "Son of Justice" by Steven L. Hawk is the first book I've read by this author; however, it won't be the last. This was an amazing military scifi action thriller, with wonderful characters I immediately fell in love with. Grant and his son "E.J." are wonderfully written characters, as well as so many of the secondary characters, both alien and human. The story moves along at a great pace and immediately pulls you into the story and continuing action. The author did a great job of world-building and at no time did I feel confused or not understand what was going on or who the various species were, as so often happens in this type of story.I'm so happy I found out about this wonderful scifi author and I'm definitely planning on reading all his other books! Great book - check it out!**I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review **

  • Mick Bird
    2019-01-26 04:42

    I was asked by the author to read his book, and can say that I fully enjoyed reading it from the first page to the last. I think that he has started a nice series of books if that is what he intended to do. I hope that you all give it a change. His main character, is well written and as a serviceman myself, can understand the his views on wanting to make it on his own and not just by his surname.

  • Rick Fisher
    2019-02-18 23:31

    4..5 starsThoroughly enjoyable. Great characters. Great aliens. Excellent premise. Detailed battles. I had fun reading this novel.

  • Colin
    2019-02-13 23:31

    I felt like this book had potential and then it was over. It was like a shorter version of better military sci-fi.

  • Pat Cummings
    2019-01-28 23:49

    Remember the hedonistic thugs of Rollerball? "In the future there will be no war. There will only be Rollerball." Hawk's future with no war has an Earth where expressions like "when the shout hits the air" and "don't give a flock" have replaced their more violent, vulgar predecessors. Yet even a peaceful society needs warriors—especially when their space is invaded by warring aliens. That's where Eli Jayson comes in. He's joined the ranks of a military where most of the privates are orphans from Earth, raised in an institutional environment that promotes a level of competition unwelcome in general society.Not Eli, though. He's incognito; his real surname is "Justice" and his father is the renowned commander of the Shiale alliance of four races: Human, Telgoran, Waa, and Minith. Eli grew up on Waa, was trained in weapons-handling by truly-fierce Minith warriors. He learned a bit of all three non-human languages. And he's determined to make it on his own, without trading on the family name. All he needs to do is not stand out.That, he discovers, is an impossible task when you can almost defeat one of the Hulk-sized green Minith with their oversized staves, or understand what the Minith sergeants are muttering when they conspire to wash out large numbers of the human soldiers and send them back to Earth.Then Eli manages to enlist the help of one of the stand-offish Telgoran natives of the world where they are training, and use his assistance to win an unwinnable test assignment. His Kobayashi Maru victory lands him in a court martial.If you have already encountered the worlds of the Shiale alliance, the name of Justice is familiar. I, however, was unacquainted with The Peace Warrior trilogy, but decided to buy Son of Justice when I saw the title on Kindle Scout. (I had missed the campaign to nominate it.) Now that I've nearly finished the tale of Grant Justice's son, I've purchased the omnibus volume of the trilogy to read. Better late than never!Either way, I strongly recommend Son of Justice for mil-SF fans and Bildungsroman-readers alike. Eli Justice is a winner.By any name!

  • Sgt Maj
    2019-01-26 06:43

    Light, Fast Read I believe this plot, theme has been done before -- quite a bit actually. Nevertheless, the authors 'Universe' was Okay and easy to comprehend , tho I have some issues with it. Author took time n trouble to develop characters. That's great but he used 'basic training' and 50% of book to do it. Aargh!I'm not a writer nor English professor, and not a sociologist , so I go with how story reads, feels, some West Side common sense and how I relate with characters. It's probably me but I didn't bond, relate to characters as much as I should have considering how much of book is devoted to it.Not sure if author means the same earth I'm familiar with. I believe, not sure, but there's only been about 40,50,60 years of peace, NO WAR WORLDWIDE, using 2,3,4000-5000 years of recorded human history. Violence is an act but aggression, determination, will, etc are traits, characteristics of Humans world wide and evident throughout our history. Ain't gonna change and anybody trying to implement a 'violence' meter -- look out the window, they're both 'left' and 'right' out there expressing their 'feelings'.Bottom line, the orphan thing and PEACE armor? I guess everyone not an orphan is well off, lives well, comfortably... no slums, ghettos, organized crime. Ahhh, NO.Mil SciFi, 50% of book is about basic training, then deployment and couldn't tell you make up of fire tm, squad, platoon, company nor their weapons and what, when to use.Last, genius dad is following his kid and he doesn't think there's anything unusual with how humans are trained nor able to recruit despite the social setting and considering our history? Ouch.Readable and maybe book 2 moves things along a bit better, precise.

  • David Caldwell
    2019-02-11 23:53

    I received a free copy from the Kindle Scout program in exchange for an honest review.Eli Justice is the son of the most famous soldier in the galaxy. But he doesn't want to take advantage of his father's name when he joins the military. Taking a false name, he joins the military as a regular recruit. He quickly decides that he doesn't just want to pass his basic training but to help his fellow recruits pass as well especially as his training Sergeants seem to want to fail as many Humans as possible. But will his helping his fellow recruits cause him more trouble than it is worth?This is actually a sequel to a series about Eli's father and the war that led to the alliance of the four races. You do not need to have read the earlier series to enjoy this novel. Enough background is given to fill any gaps that the reader might have. I did enjoy the different races and the interactions between all of them. I also found the concept of Earth being pacifists but needed an army to be insightful and a nice comment on the direction of today's society. Some might say that it is a bit naive that Humans keep rising to beat the aggressive aliens but they use the other aliens to help them so it works for me.I would rate it as 3.5 stars.

  • Timothy Bateson
    2019-02-05 07:53

    Can the son of the Alliance's military commander follow in his father's footsteps?Son of Justice takes up where the Peace Warrior trilogy ends, and the Shial Alliance is still young. Cracks have started to appear in the relationships between races, but the Alliance still holds strong, for now.As the story opens, we enter the world of Eli Justice, son of the human who lead the way to freeing the races of the Shiale Alliance from the tyranny of the Minith forces. Training to become a soldier on a world with a very limited habitable zone is certainly not easy, especially when your training is in the hands of the very species that recently lost the war.The story takes leads us through from training to deployment, and beyond, taking some very surprising turns along the way.The various races stand out against each other, and the tensions between them is in every thread of the story. But more than that, the author brings us characters who shine out beyond the majority of their individual races, each with real goals and feelings.I'm just sorry I didn't pick up the Peace Warrior series first... but that's being rectified immediately...

  • Pamela Dodd
    2019-02-18 05:28

    In the shadow of greatnessEli Jayson is a recruit, struggling to get through basic training, just like many others. But, he has knowledge of military matters far beyond his fellow recruits, because his real name is not Jayson, it is Justice, which is the name of the supreme commander of Allied Forces, and Eli's father. Having grown up in his father's shadow, Eli may be the perfect soldier, or not. But he must succeed or fail on his own, for as Eli Jayson, he isn't getting any special treatment.Good book, with lots of action.

  • Shawn Cook
    2019-02-06 04:53

    A very enjoyable book.I truly enjoyed the overall story and the characters. The semi-secret identity of the hero added to my enjoyment. I would recommend it to any sci-fi book worm!

  • SA Schlueter
    2019-01-30 05:35

    Enjoyable Space Operareminiscent of the pulp fiction of the Golden age

  • Lee G. Martin
    2019-02-16 07:46

    A good story.I am not a big fan of syfy but I thoroughly enjoyed this story. For me, a little more detail about where everything takes place in our galaxies or the universe would be interesting.

  • Jim
    2019-02-10 03:33

    Before you get started on this book, be advised that there are three previous books by Steve Hawk that tells the story of General Grant Justice, the father of Eli Justice whom this book is about. I wished I had know that so I could have read those first and then followed up with this one. Seems like I read the last book in a series before reading the first three. But, that isn’t the way the author wrote them, that’s just my impression. This one seems to stand on it own.I really like books with this theme. There’s a young man, Eli Justice, in this case, who has something to prove to himself. He’s the son of General Grant Justice who happens to be the supreme commander of all Alliance forces. Eli, wants to prove that he can do something on his own, without being under the shadow of his famous Dads name. He wants to earn what he gets and not be treated special because of his Dad. So, he enlisted in the Alliance Defense Forces (ADF), but he enlists as El Jayson to hide his identity.Well, as most of the stories along this theme turn out, the young man does pretty well on his own. In fact, even with the cards stacked against him, he proves he’s the soldier that he thought he was going to be. Since his father had a long career that got him to the position he is now in, Eli had the benefit of being around the military all his life. Instead of shunning that kind of life, he embraced it and began at an early age to train to be a warrior. He had a lot of help. Those around him saw the young Eli doing his pre-military training and guided him on the right things to do and encouraged him to read and study the art of war. All this pays off in basic training with Minith Sergeants as his trainer. They weren’t easy on any one.So, we find we’re on the planet Telgora with our allies, the Telgorans and the Minith. Eli’s Dad is on the planet Waa, where Eli grew up and that planet is the home wold of the Waa people, the fourth member of the Alliance. All of these aliens seem to get along with each other even though they had fought a very bloody battle with the humans not long ago. The Minith had at one time, dominated the humans even on Earth and were using humans as their slaves. An uprising led by General Grant Justice, led to the creation of a Terran military force, that with the help of the Telgorans defeated the Minith and destroyed their home world. As is the custom of the Minith, once beaten by a foe, they must become subservient to the foe and consider them their masters. At least that’s the way it is supposed to be. Although Minith soldiers are used to train Minith and Human recruits, there is some discord within the Minith leadership over their subordination to the Humans. One General in particular believes it’s time to re-establish the Minith as the superior race.What we get then is a very interesting story of how Eli Justice gets involved in saving quite a few lives and proving to his Father and everyone else that he is just like them, a solider that can do his job and do it well. I really like the character of Eli. He does seem just a little too perfect at his young age. I don’t believe many young men would prepare themselves for the military to the extent that Eli did. He was not only physically fit, but very knowledgable on military history and other stuff most young guys don’t even think about. He also seems to always come out a winner, no matter what! I think the author also repeated a few times to many that his father was a hero of Earth. That was understand in the first or second chapter of the book.Still, this is a very good read. My only disappointment is that I didn’t know there were previous books about General Grant Justice that described his career. I’m sure those books were as well written as this one, but I feel like I’ve read the final book in a series, but never read the books that came first! Not good.

  • Mekerei
    2019-02-05 04:34

    "For more than a dozen years, Eli has studied the art of war from some of the most skilled fighters on three planets. There's no question, he has what it takes to be a professional soldier.There's just one problem. His father is General Grant Justice, the most famous man in the galaxy and leader of a new governmental alliance that unites four alien races.When it comes time to enlist, the younger Justice has to make a choice. Rely on his last name and claim an automatic commission as an officer? Or enter basic training as a lowly private and earn his way to the top?For Eli, the decision is an easy one. He changes his name and enlists as an anonymous recruit."This is a space opera story. If you loved E E Doc Smith or Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold you will enjoy this. I'm hoping that there are more stories about Eli Justice to come.Three and a half stars.

  • David P. Duffy
    2019-02-04 01:41

    Quick Read and An OK SciFi Story "Son of Justice" is a quick and easy read, with an "ok" storyline. It's about the son of the Alliance General, who enters military training under a pseudonym to prevent special treatment, thwarts alien instructors' attempts to fail him, graduates as an officer, and quickly wins a battle against an invading alien force and alien traitors.The book borders on the "young adult" category, due to it's immature plot, unrealistic projections of humanity's future morphing into non-violent, "pc" correct, flower children, and overall corniness. Basically, a "90 day wonder" wins the day.The writing is adequate, but prone to needless repeating of phrases, descriptions and the like. The editing/proofreading are fair-page numbers and right margin justification lacking.

  • Kay Smillie
    2019-01-23 07:50

    A very enjoyable sci-fi military adventure with full characters and believable aliens.Eli Justice enlists under an assumed name so that he can prove himself on his own merits. A natural leader, like his father, he soon utilises his tactical brain in unusual ways. Yes, similar storylines have been turned out a million times before, in positive and negative ways. This is a very easy positive read - you'll get through it quickly - it is well written, the relationships in particular are well done, and the action flows so well. This has enticed me enough to buy one of the author's other books about Eli's father!I received a free copy as part of the Kindle Scout scheme, but this in no way influences my words. This is an honest review.

  • Dwight Harris
    2019-01-25 00:32

    Same but differentAs a long time sci-fi reader, these works really hold my attention. Other races in battle stir my imagination. From War of the Worlds to Independence Day, I devour these stories.That said this one was hood but predictable. I won't give away the plot but I figured it out about half way through.Great read, good action and seems to give nice descriptions of boot camps of the future.

    2019-02-17 02:31

    Very good readThis was the first book that I have read by Mr Hawk I do believe and can tell you that I will be buying more of his books. This story kind of started out like some others do but make no mistake about it after the first couple of chapters it is nothing like any of the other books . Mr Hawk puts a very different twist on things in the story. The only thing I can say is give it a try and I think that you will like it also. Nice job Mr Hawk.

  • Chris Davis
    2019-02-02 00:49

    More Justice, PleaseGiving this book a 5 Star review was easy. I really had my attention and imagination grabbed from the very beginning and that is exactly what I look for in my favorite books. Add this to one of my favorites...from beginning to end. Looking forward to reading other books by this author as I wait for second book in Son of Justice series.

  • Douglas B. Hull
    2019-01-28 02:35

    Great SIFI storyThis story is like Hammers Slammers' meats Starship Troopers. Plenty action with hero overcoming the challenges placed in his way. A tale of coming of age in a semi hostile environment. A very enjoyable story that is well written and great development of the hero.

  • julieAnn edwards
    2019-02-13 00:41

    Stay up lateThis is a wonderful book great balance of science fiction and human emotions. Once I started I had a really hard time stopping. I'm looking forward to continued Justus adventures.

  • Tammy J Rizzo
    2019-02-06 04:49

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy for review. I enjoyed the characters in this book. I found them sufficiently engaging to save a predictable story. I would like to read more about these people, both the humans and the non-humans.

  • Danny L Walling
    2019-02-16 04:26

    OUT. "DAM" STANDINGI thought this would be a very dull book, boy was I wrong. Great story with alot of feeling and the characters you feel their ups and downs. I HOPE THERE IS A BOOK TWO. I just hope Earth is not like that in the future.

  • Glenn Donnelly
    2019-01-29 06:27

    Great characters and nonstop action combine to make this an outstanding book. Great characters and nonstop action make this an outstanding read. The Alliance has members with different abilities that the whole stronger than its parts.

  • David O. Gordon
    2019-02-14 05:29

    ExcellentNice introduction to a promising series. I look forward to the next. Perhaps a little more battle detail on the loose ends at the end of the next story. It's always to see the faces of the defeated when their world is turned upside down. Thx.

  • Ray Carter
    2019-02-15 06:25

    A well written, broad based space operaThis is the first book I have read by Steven hawk. It will not be the last ! Looking for the next one now.

  • Christine Fay
    2019-02-13 00:30

    The Blood Runs TrueA wonderful heart warming and action packed tale that brings together two generations of Justice Heroes. Just as enjoyable as those that came before.

  • Betty Wilburn
    2019-01-29 03:50

    Son of JusticeYou will enjoy following Eli as he developed as a potent leader along with an engaging cast of supporters. Interesting aliens all around.