Tolkien meets Shock and Awe
Orcs. Trolls. Wraith riders. Dark wizards. Together, they form an unstoppable force. Or so they thought.
Dark Army… meet the U.S. Army Rangers.
When a Joint Task Force of elite Rangers are transported to a strange and fantastic future where science and evolution have incarnated the evils of myth and legend, they find themselves surrounded, pinned down, and in a desperate fight for their very survival—against nightmares of flesh and blood made real. Which means only one thing.
It’s time to Ranger Up and stack bodies.
The forces of evil have no idea how dangerous a Ranger has been trained to be, and once the action starts, it won’t let up in this no-holds-barred, full-auto, epic battle for survival in the Forgotten Ruin.
From the creators of Galaxy’s Edge…
Buy in, and jock up for this thrilling WarGate adventure. A battle unlike any other is calling.
Thanks to the authors for a listening copy of Forgotten Ruin (Forgotten Ruin #1) for review consideration. This did not influence my thoughts or opinions.
Do you enjoy epic fantasy?
Do you enjoy military fantasy?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if those two subgenres were thrown in a blender together with frenetic pacing, tongue in cheek humor, and a dash of nastalgia?
Well, enter Forgotten Ruin.
I’ve been a big fan of Cole’s since I first began reviewing back in the 2015, and while I haven’t had a chance to keep up with all of the amazing releases he has had in the years since, like Galaxy’s Edge and now with Forgotten Ruin, there’s never a better time than now to check some out.
If you grew up reading Tolkien, adventuring in or reading about the Forgotten Realms, or enjoy a solid military novel full of violence, explosions, and body counts, Forgotten Ruin is the place for you.
Forgotten Ruin is one of those titles that, while steeped in its military roots, can also feel like LitRPG at times though it never completely nosedives into that territory. It has the nostalgic hits of a Ready Player One and the pulse-pounding action of a Black Hawk Down, showing the absolute terrors of war while also depicting the dedication and bravery of the Rangers. It also brings a ton of humor in which allows for some seams of light to enter this dark, violent thriller.
This is definitely a series I want to continue and expect big things from as it has already begun on solid footing. If you want a fast-paced, military fantasy novel to take a break from all of those epic tomes you’ve been combing through, this is the perfect medicine.
I also want to throw out that Christopher Ryan Grant does a phenomenal job with the narration. This is my first audiobook by him and certainly won’t be my last.