I got my first piece of fan mail for Sword of the Dajjal today, and it was from a soldier, no less.
"ot this on one of the wargaming e-mail lists I frequent. I use the book info on my signature line so it goes out in every e-mail.
On 15 July I departed Afghanistan to go back to the States on leave.
Having nothing to read, I buzzed around on the Net until I found a
sci-fi ebook that looked pretty good; purchased and downloaded it,
read it on my layover at Ali al Saleem.
That ebook happened to be Sword of the Dajjal!
Just wanted to compliment you on it; I thought it well-paced, and the
twist with the Afreet was nice. The depictions of combat were
believable and the political circumstances were well-developed
without slowing the book.
I don't suppose there will be a sequel?
SSG James Xxxxxxxx"
I'm redacting his last name until he gives permission to be identified. I was floored, it's nice to write a piece of military fiction and have it recognized as a good read by a professional.