I recently began to read the “indies” in the Amazon’s listing, and I wanted to point out some things that I really enjoyed:
The David Birkenhead series:
If I have one complaint about this series, it is that it the books are fairly short, typically less than 200 pages. That said, they are very well written, and the main protagonist is likable almost from the get go. I just noticed that the latest (Commander) came out, and I read it in one sitting.
It is good, really good, military Sci Fi. It is believable, interesting and in general, a lot of fun.
The Admiral Who series:
In contrast to the Birkenhead series, no one can complain that those books are short. Each comes at around 500 pages or so, and they are filled with a lot of really good content.
This is a reluctant hero story, and it reminded me strongly of Mat from the Wheel of Time, just in space.
The problem with most indie content on Amazon is that they are frequently poorly edited. In both cases, however, the editing is pretty good (not perfect, but good enough that it doesn’t distract from the story). And the stories more than compensate for that.
Just to give you some idea bout how goo they are, I am currently re-reading those books, and that is a honor that many professionally produced books just don’t get.
The Birkenhead series is supposed to have another book in late October (my thought, it is already late October, any later and it is November!) and while there isn’t a release date for the Admiral Who series, I am looking forward to both eagerly.