- Author: Jordan Hollis
- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (17 April 2020)
- Language: English
Have you played any game in the quarantine period?
Backyard Soldiers: Operations Volume 1 by Jordan Hollis is primarily a collection of four stories that follow toy soldiers talking to each other. Yes, the inanimate objects fight and interact among themselves and the world outside as they play on the board. This novel concept comes into play as the author attempts to talk about human values through these miniature soldiers.
Filled with action and thrill, the stories revolve around the human players who control the soldiers. Isn’t that simply fascinating? The toy soldiers are battling against each other but they also talk emphatically about the live events of the humans above them. In that sense, the stories present diversity to keep a reader interested in this book. There is a lot going inside the plot and trust me, it is all so interesting.
The simple writing style complimented the unique narrative perfectly. I did struggle to wade through the book, for I wasn’t really interested in the game plan. However, people who love reading about unreal happenings might end up like this. Also, the sons who are avid players of certain online games might find this one intriguing. I personally felt that there could have been a better execution of the intent. Moreover, I really didn’t like the cover. Again, it could have been something different. Nevertheless, the author has come up with a unique storyline and it would be interesting to see what unfolds in the next part of the series.
MY RATING: 3/ 5
Buy your copy: Backyard Soldiers: Operations Volume 1