Recruit by Jonathan P. Brazee

Space Marine


Desperate to escape a life of poverty on his desolate home planet, Ryck Lysander enlists in the United Federation Marine Corps, hoping to make a better future for himself. However, Ryck soon discovers that the Corps is more than a means of escaping his former life as he is pushed beyond the very limits of his strength and willpower. 

From bootcamp brawls to skirmishes with galactic pirates, Ryck's new life presents him with unimaginable adventures and forces him to prove his mettle as he forges his new identity and fights to earn his place as one of the Brotherhood of Marines.

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General

Language: English

Keywords: Marine, military, war, space, science fiction

Word Count: 70,000

Sales info:

Currently, the book is at 6314 over all for the Kindle Store.  It has reached #209 when it first came out.  It has made 16,706 sales, 4,846 borrows, and 484,807 KENP pages read.  It has generated $37,838 as of December 2015.

This is the first in a series of eight with one additional associated book.  

I had a translation done into Spanish that is not good (basic grammar, lazy translation of certain terms).  I would accept a translator who could simple fix the current work.

Sample text:

Sergeant John Nbele barely glanced at his heads-up display as he climbed the huge rise of tailings leading to the open pit mine.  Small green triangles being projected onto his visor represented each of the men in the squad, and all were moving in the squad V formation, two fire teams out front, one trailing between them.

This was the sergeant’s fifth campaign, but his first as a squad leader.  He’d risen up through the ranks quickly, with two meritorious promotions, the last one a battlefield promotion for valor on Case’s World.[i]  He knew he was on the fast track, and this operation would cement his reputation as not only a fierce fighter, but also as a leader of Marines.

He didn’t really expect this campaign to amount to much.  Atacama was sparsely populated, and the miners didn’t have a military as such, only a small police-slash-guard  force  (the type of guards Marines and Legionnaires called Jimmylegs) that was formed to protect the mines.  They had no heavy weapons.  John had bet a bottle of Jack, the real stuff from Earth, not the fake shit that most people drank, with Royal Teristry, a sergeant in B Company, that the Jimmylegs would bolt at the sight of the platoon’s Marines in the assault.



[i] Case’s World:   A Class 2 planet in Sector 14.  Two corporate proxies started a war for control of the entire planet, causing the Federation to send in the Marines to quell the fighting before turning the mission over to the FCDC      



Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by W. Marcello Soares Reis
Translation in progress. Translated by Talía García

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