Ideology & Culture
One theme running through this entire novel is the difference between the native cultures of the main characters. Over time, their ideological differences are clarified. The characters relive them during so many of their interactions. How they influence each other is not the same.
The man from Earth tries as he can to change the foreign military equipment: not a pun, not a slang phrase but an official classification from within her own culture.
Most of us in the real world deal with various subcultures and hear of many more. The main female character, being the one from over 30LY from our Sol and native planet represents only a subculture. Through the events of their adventures, the man from Earth slowly learns about how it fits in.
Yin and Yan: most of you have heard of it. For thousands of years it has been used to represent so many contrasting forces at play within Nature, society and individuals, gender being but one of so many contrasts.
The cultural differences can be rightly interpreted through this lens: the ideologies of each represented society blending the yin and yang of peace and violence, boundaries, and the role of genetic modification in the region.
Heady yet action packed
The Children of Loki is intentionally packed with straightforward adventure for all those who love the military science fiction genre. The best use of a female 20 something soldier, groomed as a military office who’s made it to Captain just as the story begins, and a 52 year old man with 18 years of experience as a military Sergeant produces spectacular results in this extraordinary tale of protocols and personal freedoms.
Excellence in military tactical knowledge and strategy for the level of field combat is put to use by the astounding power of a free man who takes a leap into the void and starts a business in the form of an independent military Company.
It’s often hard to know which of them really has the upper hand, if there is one, in this action packed escapade of 2 foreign soldiers who meet on a lark.
Either its a fluke of Nature of some god must have put them together…but the forces at work suggest, that if a deity is behind it, it must be that rascal Loki.
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