Regeneration (Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1) by Pat Barker

By Pat Barker

The hole salvo within the trilogy of novels in regards to the younger males who fought within the First international struggle, the 3rd of which - The Ghost highway - gained the 1995 guy Booker Prize. a very strong novel, Regeneration is a shiny evocation of the discomfort of front in addition to a robust anthem for doomed formative years.

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Geist smiled back. ' Geist continued to beam. ' Kole snapped back, 'it's been a long tour, I'm dog-tired, boot-sore and hungry and need a good night's sleep – at least as good as anyone can get here at Cerbera – and I don't need your idiot games. Look, don't get Priest all wound up. You know what he's like. ' 'Precisely. ' Ferze interrupted. ' Kole said before directing his attentions back at Geist. 'I'll ask you just one more time, Geist. ' Gunderson added. Of all the boys, Goya Gunderson probably understood his fellow sniper better than anyone.

Kole could see that, under the apparently camouflaging cloth of its cloak, the new arrival was tall and thin. It was not an ork. Neither had the figure attacked them yet. But it was watching them intently, its head twitching from side to side under its hood, its face still unseen. And it remained silent, the only sound other than the tense shallow breathing of some of the men being a twittering, whistling bird call coming from the vine-strewn canopy above. From where he stood, still targeting the figure with his laspistol, his aim unwavering, Kole dared risk a glance more directly at those few parts of the stranger that were not hidden beneath the shadows of its cloak.

Camlann barked into his comm. ' Leith's report came back. 'The primary engine's stalled. ' Camlann cut in, 'keep that assault cannon primed and loaded. ' 'Understood, commander. By the Omnissiah's grace I shall ensure that mighty Avenger remains vigilant and ready to repel attackers,' the gunnery officer responded. ' Camlann shouted to the Avenger's passengers. 'This is as far as we go. Everybody out! And may the Emperor go with you,' he added. THE RAMP OF the Land Raider dropped open, lowered by whining hydraulics, and the LCD-shot gloom of the interior of the tank was suddenly bathed in the dirty sepia light of the contested marshlands.

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