Special Forces - Veterans

Special Forces Veterans Special Forces is the story of a Scottish SAS soldier and a Soviet spetsnaz soldier Two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union s last war in Afghanistan Behind

  • Title: Special Forces - Veterans
  • Author: Aleksandr Voinov Marquesate Vashtan
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  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Special Forces is the story of a Scottish SAS soldier and a Soviet spetsnaz soldier Two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union s last war in Afghanistan Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow but that s only the official version This epic spans across over twenty five years of their lives It s harsh and violent, butSpecial Forces is the story of a Scottish SAS soldier and a Soviet spetsnaz soldier Two enemies who meet in the line of duty during the early days of the Soviet Union s last war in Afghanistan Behind enemy lines respect and finally love grow but that s only the official version This epic spans across over twenty five years of their lives It s harsh and violent, but life is cruel and they just do what they need to survive Special Forces Veterans is the third and last cycle of the Special Forces epic, which consists of three cycles and about a million words The first cycle is Soldiers and the second one is Mercenaries in two parts.This print version is the original version of Special Forces, as it was edited at the time of first publication on Marquesate s website The Veterans cycle was published between November 2008 and April 2009 This is the only version that is authorised by Marquesate.This print version of Special Forces is strictly non profit and print cost only The paperback of this original version is available from Lulu lulu content paperbackThe ebook version is available for free download, and the original chapters remain as a free read on Marquesate s website marquesate special for

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    • here's the thingis book—and the overall three-volume epic it concludes—isn't finished. it's semi-currently undergoing a righteous edit, and the difference between the edited text and the original is notable.further, the fucking thing is massive. it is a work of staggering ambition—hubris, even—or maybe just balls the size of my head. a story that spans 25 years? a million words? yeaho much, in other words. too much to review with my typical mix of douchebag flippancy and stentorian gravi [...]

    • 4 Stars.An epic story.Yes,I've had many issues with this series but I wouldn't have missed reading it for anything.I've read all of it with my lovely friend Andrea.Review soon.

    • BETRAYED!!! That’s how I feel. The story in ‘Mercenaries’ and ‘Veterans’ feels like a betrayal.SF- Soldiers was incredible, not just a slice of real life. It was, first and foremost, a grand and magnificent love story. It described a love so extraordinary, so beautiful in its brutality and intensity, I was crying for days afterwards.However, reading the Mercenaries cycle was like a punch to the stomach. What you get is a promiscuous Mad Dog with hardly any morals or sense of caring tow [...]

    • 25 Years! And now it's overLiving the last 25 years vicariously through a million words, taking me through the passage of time, places and seasons has been an experience I shall never forget. Dan and Vadim, my warriors. You were my pain and my joy and I shall love you forever. This story, the pleasure and the pain will forever be with me. All of it, every moment, every comrade, lover, friend or foe. This was just the most emotionally charged, exhilarating, frustrating and heartbreaking adventure [...]

    • Done. I feel like I ran a grueling marathond came in first place! That exhausted. That elated.I will miss you Vadim and Dan. You’ve changed my life…seriously.Sorry to friends and family and DVR who have gone neglected. Sorry to community for being such a basket case.Sorry to books and ARC’s and Buddy Reads I passed over.Sorry to the exclamation point for overusing you in every update, comment, and review.The Review:Veterans was the perfect ending to an amazing series. It felt like a salve [...]

    • Veterans is the fourth book in the epicSpecial Forces series and it’s the final part of Dan and Vadim’s story. Unfortunately: it wasn’t the ending this series deserved. Don’t get me wrong: this is not a bad book. And it breaks my heart to give it 3,5 stars, but Veterans just did not come up to the standards of the previous three books. It didn’t show the same level of enthusiasm, attention to detail, depth or nuance as the rest of the series. My major problem was that Veterans felt lik [...]

    • What’s left to say after the first 3 reviews, really?More of the same maybe?I just finished the book, and I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed with the ending I would have liked Well, just a bit more than what we gotConsidering how the series begun and how many emotions, both good and bad, that we got through the whole series, I think its weird how little emotion we got in the end, which should have been a really big thing A really big moment for them And if you’ve read my reviews of the [...]

    • 5 starsWow. I actually made it through this series without having to get a psychologist. Okay maybe that's a little much, but seriously. I'm still asking myself why I kept putting this series off. I kept seeing it around GR and was quite frankly a little scared of it but now I'm so glad I read it!While I loved reading about Dan and Vadim in the war zones (can't help it.ing of them in uniform) I really enjoyed seeing the more sensual side of both of them. It still blows my mind that the series st [...]

    • *******Review contains spoilers******* 4.5 stars for the book but 5 stars for the series.I just finished Veterans and what a sad day it is. I can't believe my journey with Vadim and Dan is over. Twenty-five years of passion, anger, violence, loneliness, torture and above all LOVE. I miss them already! Veterans is the final book in Special Forces and although I did love it, I had a few problems with this book. My expectations were higher mainly because it was the last installment and I wanted eve [...]

    • That's it! The journey of twenty five years is over. No, that's not true, for Vadim and Dan the journey of their life together isn't over yet, but we are leaving them in the confidence that they'll manage their best years without us watching over them!I totally agree with Suec (she buddy-read Mercs II with me - thx sweets:). Every emotional heart string has been pulled. Love, fear, pain, longing, devastation, euphoria, despair, anger, desperation and again and foremost, love. Veterans is a worth [...]

    • They are happy tearse of HEAbut I'm crying because I have already missed them, the most unforgeable characters ever, two men to die for, my Dan and Vadim My first spontaneous desire after I've turned the last page was to go back to Soldiers and start the whole epic from the very beginning. I have never had this urgent uncontrolled desire before and I read a lot. I am still not ready to say goodbye to Dan and Vadim. Will I see you again?Thank you for the 25 years of the heartbreaking, emotional j [...]

    • "A hard beginning maketh a good ending."- by John Heywood -"I promise to respect, support and care for you, to honor and encourage you.""I will respect you as an individual and be true to you through all the changing scenes of life - in good times and in bad. I undertake to fulfill this promise until life's end.""I give you this ring as a token of my love and a lasting reminder of the promises made between us today. I promise to care for you above all others and cherish you throughout the rest o [...]

    • I hope I’ll be able to find coherent words for a review. Looking back at 25 years in the life of these two completely different men who found love in a world of blood and gore completely swept me off my feet. Consider this a spoiler-laden (!) review of the whole series, not just the last book.(view spoiler)[In Special Forces: Soldiers Part I -Director's Cut and Special Forces: Soldiers Part II -Director's Cut, we get to meet both men who start off as enemies in the Afghanistan war in the 1980s [...]

    • 25 years epically unforgetable!It is very difficult to put in words everything that these books gave to me! There were so many different emotions, some good, some not so good, and others devastating! Pain, sorrow, joy, happyness love and every one of these emotions are nailed in my heart and my soul, and forever they will be!I was, once again, drowned in a sea of feelings while reading Veterans! There were no more wars to fight, but there were fightings with traumas and depression! Dan and Vadim [...]

    • I don't know. I really wanted to like this book. I basically finished the series as I had read the first two and wanted to know how the story would end. I still hate Jean and he was in this book a lot. He just rubs me the wrong way, which is great, if Dan hadn't kept sleeping with him. If Dan had stopped sleeping with him, I actually think I would have liked Jean more.I'm peeved that Dan and Vadim weren't monogamous. I know this might be just me and yes perhaps I am all about the happy ever afte [...]

    • Read 2-9 December 2012Reread 8-16 October 2016Special Forces is still my absolute favourite m/m series of all time, there's just no getting away from it. After a 4 year break I've read the entire series again with my initial 'buddies' Steph and G, and actually think I enjoyed it even more this time around. Last time I was so worried that Dan and Vadim wouldn't make it to the end that it sort of ruined my enjoyment of Veterans. I could relax a bit more this time and really take the time to enjoy [...]

    • The view from Calton Hill of the Balmoral Hotel and Princes St, Edinburgh.Wow, what a book, loved it! I shall have to start again with 'Soldiers' shortly or I shall feel bereft"Holy Fuck." Dan exhaled, "it really is real, then, aye? What the hell happened to us along the way? We used to be so cool and reckless.""We grew up, got modestly well-off, and somehow stood each other for twenty-five years."

    • 4.5 Stars“to love, loyalty, friendship, and trust!”The thought of letting go and saying goodbye to Vadim and Dan is just too painful to face. I thought the longer I put off this review the more time I had with this story, characters, and emotion running through my blood. Stalling is a skill. ;) But then it hit me. *slaps hand to forehead* Vadim and Dan are not going anywhere! They will forever hold a place in my heart and mind. This epic tale consumed me, made me laugh, cry, crave, scream, t [...]

    • The end of the odyssey with Vadim and Dan. Buddy read with the lovely Judith.

    • "There be dragons, and he’d been riding on one for too long."So it comes to an end. I am currently in mourning. I was desperate to get through Dan and Vadim’s story because I needed to see how this epic love story ended. Now that it’s over I want to start all over again. I miss them. Special Forces put me through the wringer. I am, at this moment an emotional basket case. Honestly though? It was worth it. Getting to see the development of a relationship that spans 25 years with beautiful h [...]

    • Special Forces in 3 parts, Soldiers, Mercenaries and Veterans.I am not sure that I can do this book justice. It grabs you from the very first page and doesn't let you go until the end; and then stays with you.Above all else, this is a love story; a very passionate love story. We are made to feel, no, obliged to feel, all the joy and ecstasy of love, all the pain and agony of love. It is a love that tears you apart, heals you, wounds you and makes you whole. If you have never had this love, the n [...]

    • I don't think I can put into words how I truly felt about this story. If you're reading reviews on the final chapter, then you probably already know what you've gotten into. All I can say, is that after 25 years with Dan and Vadim, I've been shown depths and complexities of human emotion and desires that I never knew before, including some I never thought I wanted to understand. There is a quote in Soldiers, in which Vadim explains to Dan why reading is important to him. That it is about discove [...]

    • This is not my review of Veterans. My review of Veterans was written in my usual snarky fashion, full of similes and metaphors, conveying the very similar sentiments that I expressed in my Mercenaries reviews. I threw out my review of Veterans. You get that I feel the SF sequels are a passable three stars. Entertaining and recommendable, but not exceptional. This is what I produce after days of stimulating, healthy discussions that burn the midnight oil and make me question, “What is it about [...]

    • 3.5 STARSWell, Veterans was better than Mercenaries, but still no where near as good as Soldiers. There were parts that I chose to skim due to either aggravation or boredom, but there were some really touching, important moments as well. Here are my thoughts:(view spoiler)[***SPOILERS***I thought it started off fantastic. Dan’s depression and drinking problem, and subsequently Vadim’s feelings about it, was an emotional and realistic story line. For the first time in a long time, Dan had my [...]

    • I went through the last lines of Veterans a few minutes ago and I feel I've reached the end of the toughest journey in my life. I can't believe I'm doneThis last installment was a lot different. More mellow, more emotional, the characters more introspective. The pace was much faster and there was much less dialogue. But it didn't matter. It was alright. Like the last leg of any journey, it slowed down. After all, you need to move to shallower waters before reaching the shore.Some small things th [...]

    • ~~~Right away the authors took my soul, slammed it down, hard. Ripped me apart, tore me, exposed me and continued to destroy me. Then little by little they began piecing me back together again but not without letting me slam back to pain, weakness and deep depression over and over again. All without losing me anywhere along the way. In the end, they were kind enough to reassemble all the parts and re-fill my soul with hope and happiness but not without leaving a deeply affected core that is very [...]

    • I really can't believe it's over. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe laugh, because I made it through all those nights of staying up until stupid ‘o’clock. Reading until my eyes burned and being woken up by my Kindle smashing me in the face because I fell asleep whilst reading in bed again. Honestly though, I think I'll probably just cry. This series was so much more than I ever could have expected and I am devastated that I've finished ************** Spoilers Ahead **************** [...]

    • It feels bittersweet for it to come to an end. I really enjoyed reading the story of Dan and Vadim. It's an epic story that I will forever remember.

    • Sadly, there are no more chapters. I started this series saying I had no clue how I would ever forgive Vadim much less like him. Now, I come to the end and can say I fell in love with him, much more than Dan. I don't know that I have been more emotionally involved with two MCs than these two. To read a series that spans twenty-five years allows you to become so involved that you have every emotion, as if these two were real. I have to say to the authors, take a bow. You have brought a wonderful [...]

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