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Literature / Cog In The Machine

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Cog in the Machine is a self-published ebook by VT Peer.

  • Cold Sniper: Lieutenant Mercier has tones of this, being described as "made of granite", appearing less emotional than both his Mauvois and Abynian comrades, and when pursuing the Yavesk, he shoots a man on a moving train while on another moving train from what's implied to be a considerable distance away.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Abynia for Britain, Mauvois for France, and Yavesk for Russia.
  • Five-Man Band
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    • The Leader: William, the relatively even-keeled CO of the Lyvenska garrison.
    • The Lancer: Jacqueline, his hotheaded and headstrong 2nd-in-command.
    • The Big Guy: Lieutenant Mercier, the stoic veteran.
    • The Smart Guy: Communications Officer Barrington
    • The Chick: Lieutenant Johnson, a mild-mannered friend of William.
  • Gratuitous French
  • Grey and Gray Morality
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Attempted by William; not always successful due to his inflexible nature.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Both William and Jacqueline have trouble with their experiences in their respective conflicts.
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