Book Review: Clay Martin’s First Novel, ‘Last Son of the War God’

“Last Son of the War God” is Clay first novel.

GunsAmerica’s own Clay Martin has released his first novel, “Last Son Of the War God,” a thrilling adventure that follows the trials of Mike Bryant, a former soldier.

Mike is aimless and broken after an early retirement from the United States Army. Heading out West to find peace, Mike runs into a group of evil men. The conflict that follows gives his life a renewed purpose.

Throughout the book, one thing that I particularly enjoy is Clay’s attention to detail regarding weapons and gear. There is nothing worse than reading a modern thriller, only to have the protagonist pull out a piece of hardware from the ’80s and execute some archaic tactic. You’ll find none of that in this novel.

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Aside from the technical perfection in regard to weapons and tactics, the book offers real insight into the mind of a Special Forces soldier with multiple combat deployments.

Sometimes it’s nice to get away with a good book and unplug for awhile.

As soon as this book came out, I downloaded it to my e-reader, hiked up into the mountains and read it in one go, cover to cover.

“Last Son of the War God” is a fantastic book that was a blast to read. Clay did an excellent job, and I hope he writes several more.

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In addition to being a damn good book, “Last Son of the War God” would translate into an excellent movie. Who knows, maybe in due time we’ll see it on the big screen. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

Please note, there is strong language in the book. Some dialogue may not be appropriate for a younger audience. If you would let your child read “Gates of Fire,” by Steven Pressfield, for example, then, “Last Son of the War God” is probably okay.

This book would make an excellent Christmas present for any lover of a good, action-packed thriller!


We are giving away several copies of “Last Son of the War God.”  To enter to win a free copy, visit the GunsAmerica Facebook page and follow the instructions.  It’s super easy to enter!

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  • Maddog3584 December 16, 2017, 9:29 am

    The storyline looks very close to John Ringo’s Ghost which is a great read. That said, there is a lot that can be fleshed out in the details to make an entertaining story. I have always liked Clay’s style so I am looking forward to adding this to January’s entertainment budget.

  • Chuck Matson December 15, 2017, 11:10 am

    Will give it a read.

  • Tenbones December 15, 2017, 10:54 am

    What’s this,”To enter to win a free copy, visit the GunsAmerica Facebook page and follow the instructions”? I don’t do Facebook and neither do a lot of people! You would think that if you are going to offer a chance at a free copy that you would have come up with more than one means of doing so.

    • Lucas December 15, 2017, 1:12 pm

      Agreed – I don’t Facebook either. Whatever happened to plain ol’ email entries?

    • Pseudo December 15, 2017, 7:05 pm

      I do not do farcebook either or any of the other snapcrap, pentup etc., nor do I have any intentions of doing so.

      I would guess that there is a sizable missed market do to farcebook being required.

    • Larry December 15, 2017, 11:23 pm

      No social media for me either. You need to allow free drawing entries through some other means.

    • Alan December 17, 2017, 11:09 am

      GA, get with the program, Facebook is our enemy, and ya’ll are supporting them.

  • MadDog Mike December 15, 2017, 9:15 am

    Got it, read it, waiting on the next one.

  • Wade Gillis December 15, 2017, 7:52 am

    FUN READ!!! I read it cover to cover in two afternoons and as Thomas states it has great attention to detail concerning weapons and tactics. I’ve read Lone Survivor and American Sniper and though this is strictly fiction I found it to be a much easier read than American Sniper and on par with Lone Survivor, all three have language not suitable for children under say 13-15 years of age depending on your parenting style (Disclaimer: I have taught HS in TX for 25+ years and I can assure you your kids hear worse on a daily basis). All that being said I WHOLE HEARTEDLY endorse it and anytime you can enjoy something (merchandise or services or whatever) and help support a veteran at the same time it is my opinion we have a DUTY TO DO SO!!!

  • David White December 15, 2017, 7:43 am

    It would have been a good thing for Clay to include this in Kindle Unlimited, but I will buy a copy of it either way to read, maybe this weekend.

  • Superfly December 15, 2017, 4:52 am

    I look forward to reading this, but when are we getting the Audible version?

    • Wade Gillis December 15, 2017, 8:10 am

      Clay can answer this better than me but since he self published this through Amazon with his own $$ I wouldn’t hold my breath for an audio version.

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