Fight the Good Fight
Corporal David Cohen thought he’d left war behind.
He was wrong.
The Terran Coalition faces repeated and brutal attacks from the repressive League of Sol. To defend his home planet, David trades his dream of becoming a rabbi for a battlefront in the far reaches of space. When particle beams fly, his courage under fire brings quick promotion. But in the lulls between battles when he must confront his soul, David finds a different enemy: the ghosts of those killed under his command.
Yet in war, it’s kill or be killed—and the enemy shows no mercy.
David must square the tenets of his faith against his responsibility to crew and country. If he fails in his command, billions face enslavement by a ruthless regime. Now it’s an all-out fight for the galaxy’s freedom.
Because a man’s greatest foe lies within.
Set hundreds of years after the Coalition leaves earth to find peace in outer space, Fight the Good Fight follows Corporal David Cohen as he navigates hismilitary role in the Coalition. David, an Orthodox Jew, made the painstaking decision to put his dreams of becoming a rabbi aside in order to serve his people. The story begins when he finds himself leading a team on the Coalition Star Vessel Artemis that is being attacked by their enemies, the League of Sol.
In the opening scene of Fight the Good Fight, readers are introduced to David’s faith almost immediately. The first page discusses his ultimate goals to serve the Lord as well as his dedication to prayer and reading the Bible. As the novel progresses, readers learn more about him and his character.
The story begins in medias res, with a bloody shootout battle happening in the first chapter. One of the main characters is killed right off the bat and two others, including David, are injured.
Fight the Good Fight is laid out very well in reference to plot and grammar. Though some setting descriptions take time to reach fruition, the information is later given. While the novel is a thrilling page turner, it is also one that requires strict attention in order to understand all of the various storylines and plot points explained. Author Daniel Gibbs does a brilliant job of assigning relevant character traits to his cast while diving deep into their religious affiliations and beliefs.
As a whole, Fight the Good Fight is an uplifting, moral book. Readers are given an in-depth look into David’s mind and how the killing of enemies affects him—both how he processes it emotionally and reconciles it with his Jewish faith. Readers should expect an emotional roller coaster as they learn about the difficulties of battle from David’s perspective and from other perspectives as well. With strong morals and a very intricate plot, Daniel Gibbs describes an exciting universe unlike any other in science fiction today.
Fight the Good Fight is Dove-approved for Ages 18+.
The Dove Take:
In an outer space futuristic society seeking a peaceful existence, Corporal David Cohen must set aside his desire to become a rabbi in order to maintain his dedication to the Coalition. As he and his military colleagues fight against the League of Sol, David must reconcile the acts of war he is forced to commit with his devout Jewish faith.