Review by Candice James, Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster
Bennett R. Coles is an exciting new voice on the literary scene. His first novel, Virtues of War, is a fast paced sci-fi story with lots of action and strong, complex characters. Coles is a talented wordsmith and a gifted craftsman of the English language who knows how to hold the reader's interest from beginning to end. For the techno geek, the technical and mechanical descriptions of the sleek, futuristic space ships enhance the story, but even for the average mainstream reader this is a very good read.
Coles writes with veracity, with a delicious streak of subversion.
Best-selling author of the "Malazan Book of the Fallen" series