Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3 Kindle Ý

Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3 Kindle Ý

Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3 ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3 Author Aleksandr Voinov – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 Special Forces is Veterans Special PDF Ç 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 Special Forces Epub / 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 partsThis print version is the original version of Special Forces as it was edited at the time of first publication on Maruesate’s website The Veterans cycle was published between November and April This is the only version that is authorised by MaruesateThis print version of Special Forces Veterans Special PDF Å Forces is strictly non profit and print cost only The paperback of this original version is available from Lulu ebook version is available for free download and the original chapters remain as a free read on Maruesate’s website.


10 thoughts on “Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3

  1. Sindhu Sindhu says:

    BETRAYED That’s how I feel The story in ‘Mercenaries’ and ‘Veterans’ feels like a betrayalSF 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 afterwardsHowever 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 towards Vadim Dan completely shattered me The way Dan can supposedly separate love from sex by which one means lots and lots of sex with anyone and everyone available is plain creepy What made their love so special in the first book Soldiers was their complete focus on and devotion to each other But in the Mercenaries cycle and later Veterans Dan is spending almost all his time and energy fucking everything in sight especially Jean which obviously leaves him hardly any time or energy to devote to VadimHe keeps saying that everything is about VadimBut actions speak louder than words When confronted with situations where he has a choice between Vadim and Jean or anyone else for that matter he always chooses Jean or whoever else the other one is Not once does he make Vadim or Vadim’s pleasure his priority To think that Katya was right about Dan all along – that he was a worthless piece of s He didn’t even have the decency to admit to his love for Jean and set Vadim free especially since Vadim could never gain the courage to demand monogamy from Dan although that was what Vadim really wantedLook at all the damning evidenceDuring the run up to his wedding Dan has eyes only for Jean He is passionately kissing and making out with Jean and not giving a damn about Vadim or where he is He is fucking Jean like crazy but on his wedding night he cannot even get it up for Vadim What a way to treat his supposed true loveI mean the magnitude of selfishness and cruelty towards Vadim that he displays is astounding UNFORGIV ABLE He is so far gone I can’t see a redemption for himPlease please please I beg of you please give us an alternative version of events from the time Vadim returns to Dan after two and a half years Please either let Dan and Vadim rediscover that brutal and beautiful love they shared in Afghanistan Let them feel anew that searing intensity that was totally reserved for each other Or if you can’t find it in your heart to change Dan at least let Vadim get over him Don’t let him be a fucking doormat simply waiting for Dan to dole out crumbs when he can manage to tear himself away from Jean Please take Dan out of the picture his story is finished since he has found his soulmate in Jean its Vadim who has been left standing all alone in the end his entire life laid waste Because maybe their relationship ran its course the day Vadim ran out on Dan after being released from captivity Because Vadim deserves so much He deserves someone who’ll love him unconditionally with his whole body and soul most definitely without eyeing others It obviously can’t be Hooch since he has found true love with Matt Let someone new come into his life who will give Vadim what he needsPlease give something for all of us romantics out there


  2. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    here's the thingthis 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 notablefurther 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? yeahtoo much in other words too much to review with my typical mix of douchebag flippancy and stentorian gravitas just too bloody much thereand god forbid i try to summarize as so many here on goodreads inexplicably feel compelled to doat length naturallywith gifsso what then does the mad dominican have left to say of such a book as this? what's left?thisit's not finished it's not perfect and it's not always very good but when it is—and it is for hundreds upon hundreds of pages at a time—it is nothing less than a work of comprehensive genius it is simultaneously one of the libidinously violent stories you can read and one of the most romanticin fact it wouldn't be anywhere near as gloriously sentimental without the heinously devised tribulations visited upon the main charactersthis is some story boya casual glance at my gibbering status updates—uite literally a cry for help on one occasion—confirms what i say this story will thrill you chill you fuck your skull with razor cocks leave you for dead in an alley in kabul and then scoop up your bloody remains and make a sausage out of youand then it will make you cry like a ninnyread this at your peril—but read it when it's done when the authors are finished editing it and then release it pay for it maybe twice it's completely blown my head up and what could you ask for really?besides view spoilerDan presenting Vadim with Konstantinov's head on a plate for a wedding present hide spoiler


  3. Judith Judith says:

    4 StarsAn epic storyYesI've had many issues with this series but I wouldn't have missed reading it for anythingI've read all of it with my lovely friend AndreaReview soon


  4. Jan Jan says:

    Dear Lawd how I wish to have a way with words to describe how much this series gave me as a reader and as a person It has been an incommensurable experience It gave so much freedom to my mind to wander and linger and uestion and accept and be awed It gave me a degree in tolerance a master in forgiveness a PhD in acceptanceSpecial Forces is a lifetime journey of blood and darkness and hatred and compassion and passion and despair but above all love in one of the harshest and cruel backgrounds created And that life shaped these two men who went through hell and back But it all paid off as they ended this journey as euals living freely and truly to themselves with no pretencesWhat an undeniable representation of epic loveThere were a few let downs down the road but what represents a few niggles in a 12 fucking million words story?Nothing absolutely nothing because the whole greatness of its core overshadows that by thousands of miles And I'm so in love with Vadim's troubled soul Take my strength Tie me up Chain me Force me with your will and Dan's irreverence Oversexed Underfucked Kinky Those three words spelt hell I don't think I have ever felt so connected to fiction characters before and as such it pains me immensely to see them go I never could picture Jean I try hard not to label people but I wanted to stick a label on him so bad Who was him? His identity? Straight? French? Bi? Russian? Gay? And considering how much I could see all the other characters presented to us I can't help but wonder if his lack of personality was on purposeThis series is hands down the most perfect fucked up life journey I have ever read and I will be forever a captive in Dan and Vadim's fiction world You think together we make something like a whole? Yes Yes I do😭😭😭And on that note I am rating these four books with all my heart a constellation of stars


  5. Shelley Shelley says:

    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 If I ever read anything like this again I will consider myself the luckiest woman in the worldFrom the breathtaking mountains of Afghanistan the dust of the Dessert in Ira to the horror of the Balkans I have been a slave to this epic story An almost life changing experience for me I cannot decide if it was an addiction or an all consuming absorption or both? Veterans is a fitting ending in so much that everything has evolved and to a point resolved There is no longer a physical war to be fought but there is a war of the minds and internal emotions that has the potential to destroy everything For me this was the hardest battle of them allDan needs to escape his depression and self loathing and Vadim finally faces his own emotional trauma in a head on brutal fight for his sanity Both these fights left me raw and desperate for hope again “You made me human I stand by that You made me into somebody I would have wanted to become if I'd ever thought about what I wanted to be that wasn't about a record or power or a rank or somedelusion I was chasing If all that was gone and stripped away the man I am I am because of what you did what you made me feel all those years”  It's not an easy journey for Dan or Vadim It was never meant to be it was always going to be a hard won victory to find peace understanding and acceptance Love was always there the binding kind that seemed to conuer it all That was never the uestion was it? But would it ever be enough? Because it had all been a motherfucking nightmare and the solution was so simple right there and under their noses It had just been hidden Love Fair and suare Just love This book would have been the perfect closure for me if it hadn't been for certain events in the end view spoilerHonestly I hated those orgy scenes To me it was an echo of all that was wrong with their relationship for all those years It had no place in this ending not for me None of it made sense it was ridiculous that we where getting the POV from Beauvais and his new lover Hooch and Jean Made me fume WTF? I could not believe it hide spoiler


  6. Susan Susan says:

    Done I feel like I ran a grueling marathonand came in first place That exhausted That elatedI will miss you Vadim and Dan You’ve changed my lifeseriouslySorry to friends and family and DVR who have gone neglected Sorry to Goodreads community for being such a basket caseSorry to books and ARC’s and Buddy Reads I passed overSorry to the exclamation point for overusing you in every update comment and reviewThe ReviewVeterans was the perfect ending to an amazing series It felt like a salve a balm to roughened raw and damaged skin It soothed all the parts that Soldiers and Mercenaries left damaged and scarred And again in the end there was love Love hard earned surviving Dan’s downward spiral Vadim’s PTSD therapy a stalker a pain in the ass I’m referring to Jeanha additional sexcapades children old wounds new woundsAfter 25 years rape torture killing war injury deception lovers manages fights and fistingwe finally get their Happily Ever Aftertill death do them partsighThank you Maruesate Aleksandr The Genius Voinov for this masterpiece I only wish that I had been one of the first to have read it so it wouldn't feel so ordinary and expected when I say how AMAZING Special Forces is and what a DEEP IMPACT it had on me


  7. Camilla Camilla says:

    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 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 first 3 books you’ll know how much I’ve cried over Dan and Vadim Nothing less than bawling my eyes out I’ve grown so close to these two guys so the fact I didn’t even get teary eyed at their wedding is uite a statement to how much I really didn’t feel it Or feel them I should sayI would have liked I don’t know just something I guessAnd if you’ve read my reviews of the first 3 books you would also know how much I didn’t like how much I despised and hands down hated how they slept with their “buddies” Well I could handle Vadim and Hooch for some reason but Dan and Jean? Jesus Christ I hate Jean He’s supposed to be one of the good guys but I hate him than I’ve ever hated a villain in any book Just 100% Pure Hate Cheating bastardThe fact that Dan after getting proposed to by the guy he’s supposed to love than anything goes straight to the phone to have phone sex with Jean pisses me off to such a degree I can’t even begin to write it It makes me growl grind my teeth and yeah well if you could see my face as I’m writing and thinking about that scene now you would know how much I hated it That’s just fucking pathetic and so disrespectful I can’t even stand it After book 3 I was worried that I wouldn’t get the ending I wanted I wanted some kind of “I love you always you and only you” hint no buddies which I definitely didn’t get considering they were screwing everyone during their wedding days Anyway The last 3 books in the series I’m glad I read could have done without them though I think They made me angry and full of aggression than anything else They definitely re kindled my hatred for ‘sharing’ in stories which I had overcome at one point Not so much any though Thanks for that guysI did give 2 3 5 stars because they got to me even if it was with negative feelings than positive but this one I can’t give 5 stars which is a shame but hey that’s lifeThe first book in the series though That one I’ll take with me everywhere I go I’ll cherish it and cuddle it and keep it in my heart forever and always And in my Dan and Vadim world there will always be them and only them2 men 2 soldiers 2 lovers


  8. Mel Mel says:

    Veterans is the fourth book in the epic Special 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 35 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 like an epilogue A mellow epilogue There was a lot of telling in stead of showing which decreased the intensity of the story and it seemed like a lot of loose ends needed to be tied in any way possible To me the rawness and honesty of the Special Forces series got lost In this series full of extremes the authors always still managed to maintain some nuance and a vast amount of gray Actions and characters were layered and often morally ambiguous This time some things were overdrawn black and white out of left field or downright over the top The story just felt a little rushed and unfinished at times I also had trouble recognizing the characters in the beginning Partly because of slight changes in writing style and partly because of some out of character actions I understand that times have changed and the men’s change in age and lifestyle validates changes in thoughts and behavior but the shift to me was very suddenSo it took me a while to get used to the new feel of the book but once I did I really did enjoy the story Dan and Vadim are such phenomenal characters and it was great to be part of their journey in life in a stage where they’re getting ‘old and decrepit’ as Dan put itWe revisited a lot of old characters and met some new ones which all served its purpose in the development of the characters of the men and their relationship And eventhough I have the unreasonable wish for Dan and Vadim to stay young forever as in their Soldiers time there’s no denying growing older becomes them It was truly exhilarating to be able to follow 25 years in the lives of Dan McFadyen and Vadim Krasnorada and it is with an ache in my heart that I say goodbye to them Prayer beads energy bars boots scars blades and a bulletAnd so ends the story of Dan and Vadim


  9. Martin Martin says:

    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 bookview spoilerIn 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 Vadim a soldier in the Soviet army that is occupying Afghanistan and Dan a British SAS agent working undercover with the Afghan tribes to train them to fight against the Russian invaders A terrible event brings them together and an act of violence and revenge seals their fate Forbidden encounters over 10 years tighten their bond until they realize that they’re sharing a love for one another that neither Mother Russia nor the Western countries would ever approve of Just when the war in Afghanistan comes to an end their affair is discovered by the KGB the Soviet secret service and Vadim is imprisoned as a traitor This is where Special Forces Mercenaries Part I begins and continues in Special Forces Mercenaries Part II Two years of torture manage to break Vadim while Dan desperately uses all his contacts in the diplomatic circles of Europe to help release him Just when things finally progress Dan learns that Vadim has been executedOfficially – but not really dead now the KGB trades the broken Vadim for a couple of hundred thousand pounds and hands him over to the British government Dan finally gets to meet Vadim again but he’s different No longer the deadly but passionate lover he knew during their years in Kabul but a broken shell of the man he once was Unable to deal with his trauma Vadim runs away which results in Dan taking the coward’s way out of their relationship starting to work as a mercenary in various battlefields of the time thinking that Vadim no longer wants him anyway wherever he may be I had a huge problem with Dan from this point on While Vadim struggled to find back to a mental state that allowed him to lead a life of any kind he realized that even though he was no longer the man he was before the torture he had no home no family not even a country to return to He only had Dan So he fought hard to find his way back into the world of active duty and he became a mercenary finding Dan againDan who had moved on and had affairs with numerous guys in the meantime Even when the two got together again Dan refused to stay monogamous hurting Vadim with his sexual promiscuity and his tendency to not only make friends but lovers Especially Vadim's insecurities about Dan and his lovers Jean in particular were painful for me Vadim never really understood that the reason why he didn't need to fear losing Dan to someone else was the fact that Dan wasn't ever looking for a relationship after Finland not even with Vadim Yes he loved Vadim just like he allowed Jean to love him His connection to Vadim and their past made Dan accept that Vadim and he belonged together But at no time did I think Dan was real relationship material And that's why I felt sorry for Vadim who was willing to be a caring and loyal domestic partner despite all the shit Dan pulled on him I love how they made it through 25 years together but I will never ever be a fan of Dan's sadlyAnd after 'breaking' with Dan whom I really liked in Soldiers I spent the rest of the books in constant fear that Vadim might do something that would make me despise him as well There were actually uite a lot of scenes where I would have preferred Vadim to walk away and not participate but still he managed to find his way into my heart and stay thereOk before this review turns into a love letter for Vadim I'll wrap it up ; As they grow older it’s Dan’s health that becomes the largest obstacle in the man’s life After his knee surgery and his ensuing physical handicap that removes him from active duty forever Dan feels useless and deadAt the beginning of Special Forces Veterans Vadim is working hard to make a home in New Zealand together and to build a military consulting career for both men that allows them to continue traveling the globe and earning money while not putting themselves in danger anyDan falls into a deep depression because of his handicap and stops talking to Vadim for about a year until he finally comes around and manages to find a purpose in life againThe first half of Veterans deals with a high ranking African Colonel who seduces Vadim during the year that Dan stopped being there for him but the Colonel keeps on stalking Vadim for months Dan and Vadim realize that the guy is a dangerous sadist who already crippled a British lawyer many years earlier They manage to convince and seduce the lawyer to give testimony against the Colonel to prevent the man from ever going after another guy again while also showing the handsome lawyer what love and man on man sex feels like the poor guy never had anyone but hookers because of the scars that remained on his body after the Colonel’s sadistic tortureThe second half of the book with both guys being in their 50s is mainly about tying up loose ends in their lives Vadim finally reaches a peaceful understanding with his ex wife Katya and manages to get in contact with his children and Dan finally accepts having a daughter with a woman he hated becoming a father figure in the young girl’s life And finally their marriage – the final closure of probably the most epic love story in the genre hide spoiler


  10. Christina Christina says:

    Review contains spoilers 45 stars for the book but 5 stars for the seriesI 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 everything tied up but it didn't uite reach that point for me In the beginning Veterans gripped me and drew me in Vadim and Dan had gone through so much over the years but to see them so emotionally disconnected was heart breaking They always had something between them even if it was anger but for them to be so estranged and practically accept being this far apart was horrible Although Vadim's outdoor excursion was perfect took him long enough to get off his ass The biggest problem was the ending I was so happy they got married but I needed and Vadim and Dan deserved as well The wedding was simply beautiful but not being able to see them make love for the first time after getting married really struck me in a bad way especially since this book severely lacked private Vadim and Dan time Why not show of Vadim and Dan and leave out some of the non essential people such as Beauvais?This leads me to my second complaint Much of the book was focused on Dan and Jean's relationship Dan and Jean have always irritated me but when I don't get of Vadim and Dan and combine that with the ending it puts me off in a very bad way To see Dan fucking Jean and then to have Jean tell Dan he loved him was too much to take Thank God Dan never said it back or elaborated on his feelings because that would have been the end for me There were many missed opportunities to see just Dan and Vadim together Not only on their wedding night but also when Dan had to leave Vadim so he can begin his therapy and he asked Vadim to make love to him but we get nothing This wasn't acceptable especially for the last book Sorry but I felt a bit cheatedThere were however many beautiful moments the tent scene Dan wondering if Vadim will love him after his 3 month therapy Dan meeting Kisa Vadim resolving things with Nikolai Dan telling Maggie he loves her Vadim's reaction to Duncan calling him brother in law and of course their wedding with the steel rings and Vadim's blue cufflinksBest LOL moment hands down goes to Hooch when he asked Jean at their first meeting Did you cry? Love Hooch and Matt but I thought it was so out of character for Hooch to make up with Jean And I couldn't believe Vadim's run in with Konstantinov Wow I really felt for him and never saw that one comingI thought the proposal was absolutely perfect I loved how Dan was genuinely shocked and would only say yes if Vadim was marrying him for love and no other reason I loved the part when Dan was staring at Vadim thinking of the past Vadim still was the man he'd always wanted Everyone else no matter who or where and what paled in comparison to Vadim His Russkie His cunt Dan smiled at lastThis was uite an intense journey I cried laughed out loud got pissed times than I wanted but as always I loved every moment with Vadim and Dan Whenever I hear the words lapis lazuli the Afghan mountains energy bars and Russkie I will always think of Vadim and Dan and smile Thank you for one of the best series I've ever read


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10 thoughts on “Special Forces Veterans Special Forces #3

  1. Sindhu Sindhu says:

    BETRAYED That’s how I feel The story in ‘Mercenaries’ and ‘Veterans’ feels like a betrayalSF 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 afterwardsHowever 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 towards Vadim Dan completely shattered me The way Dan can supposedly separate love from sex by which one means lots and lots of sex with anyone and everyone available is plain creepy What made their love so special in the first book Soldiers was their complete focus on and devotion to each other But in the Mercenaries cycle and later Veterans Dan is spending almost all his time and energy fucking everything in sight especially Jean which obviously leaves him hardly any time or energy to devote to VadimHe keeps saying that everything is about VadimBut actions speak louder than words When confronted with situations where he has a choice between Vadim and Jean or anyone else for that matter he always chooses Jean or whoever else the other one is Not once does he make Vadim or Vadim’s pleasure his priority To think that Katya was right about Dan all along – that he was a worthless piece of s He didn’t even have the decency to admit to his love for Jean and set Vadim free especially since Vadim could never gain the courage to demand monogamy from Dan although that was what Vadim really wantedLook at all the damning evidenceDuring the run up to his wedding Dan has eyes only for Jean He is passionately kissing and making out with Jean and not giving a damn about Vadim or where he is He is fucking Jean like crazy but on his wedding night he cannot even get it up for Vadim What a way to treat his supposed true loveI mean the magnitude of selfishness and cruelty towards Vadim that he displays is astounding UNFORGIV ABLE He is so far gone I can’t see a redemption for himPlease please please I beg of you please give us an alternative version of events from the time Vadim returns to Dan after two and a half years Please either let Dan and Vadim rediscover that brutal and beautiful love they shared in Afghanistan Let them feel anew that searing intensity that was totally reserved for each other Or if you can’t find it in your heart to change Dan at least let Vadim get over him Don’t let him be a fucking doormat simply waiting for Dan to dole out crumbs when he can manage to tear himself away from Jean Please take Dan out of the picture his story is finished since he has found his soulmate in Jean its Vadim who has been left standing all alone in the end his entire life laid waste Because maybe their relationship ran its course the day Vadim ran out on Dan after being released from captivity Because Vadim deserves so much He deserves someone who’ll love him unconditionally with his whole body and soul most definitely without eyeing others It obviously can’t be Hooch since he has found true love with Matt Let someone new come into his life who will give Vadim what he needsPlease give something for all of us romantics out there

  2. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    here's the thingthis 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 notablefurther 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? yeahtoo much in other words too much to review with my typical mix of douchebag flippancy and stentorian gravitas just too bloody much thereand god forbid i try to summarize as so many here on goodreads inexplicably feel compelled to doat length naturallywith gifsso what then does the mad dominican have left to say of such a book as this? what's left?thisit's not finished it's not perfect and it's not always very good but when it is—and it is for hundreds upon hundreds of pages at a time—it is nothing less than a work of comprehensive genius it is simultaneously one of the libidinously violent stories you can read and one of the most romanticin fact it wouldn't be anywhere near as gloriously sentimental without the heinously devised tribulations visited upon the main charactersthis is some story boya casual glance at my gibbering status updates—uite literally a cry for help on one occasion—confirms what i say this story will thrill you chill you fuck your skull with razor cocks leave you for dead in an alley in kabul and then scoop up your bloody remains and make a sausage out of youand then it will make you cry like a ninnyread this at your peril—but read it when it's done when the authors are finished editing it and then release it pay for it maybe twice it's completely blown my head up and what could you ask for really?besides view spoilerDan presenting Vadim with Konstantinov's head on a plate for a wedding present hide spoiler

  3. Judith Judith says:

    4 StarsAn epic storyYesI've had many issues with this series but I wouldn't have missed reading it for anythingI've read all of it with my lovely friend AndreaReview soon

  4. Jan Jan says:

    Dear Lawd how I wish to have a way with words to describe how much this series gave me as a reader and as a person It has been an incommensurable experience It gave so much freedom to my mind to wander and linger and uestion and accept and be awed It gave me a degree in tolerance a master in forgiveness a PhD in acceptanceSpecial Forces is a lifetime journey of blood and darkness and hatred and compassion and passion and despair but above all love in one of the harshest and cruel backgrounds created And that life shaped these two men who went through hell and back But it all paid off as they ended this journey as euals living freely and truly to themselves with no pretencesWhat an undeniable representation of epic loveThere were a few let downs down the road but what represents a few niggles in a 12 fucking million words story?Nothing absolutely nothing because the whole greatness of its core overshadows that by thousands of miles And I'm so in love with Vadim's troubled soul Take my strength Tie me up Chain me Force me with your will and Dan's irreverence Oversexed Underfucked Kinky Those three words spelt hell I don't think I have ever felt so connected to fiction characters before and as such it pains me immensely to see them go I never could picture Jean I try hard not to label people but I wanted to stick a label on him so bad Who was him? His identity? Straight? French? Bi? Russian? Gay? And considering how much I could see all the other characters presented to us I can't help but wonder if his lack of personality was on purposeThis series is hands down the most perfect fucked up life journey I have ever read and I will be forever a captive in Dan and Vadim's fiction world You think together we make something like a whole? Yes Yes I do😭😭😭And on that note I am rating these four books with all my heart a constellation of stars

  5. Shelley Shelley says:

    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 If I ever read anything like this again I will consider myself the luckiest woman in the worldFrom the breathtaking mountains of Afghanistan the dust of the Dessert in Ira to the horror of the Balkans I have been a slave to this epic story An almost life changing experience for me I cannot decide if it was an addiction or an all consuming absorption or both? Veterans is a fitting ending in so much that everything has evolved and to a point resolved There is no longer a physical war to be fought but there is a war of the minds and internal emotions that has the potential to destroy everything For me this was the hardest battle of them allDan needs to escape his depression and self loathing and Vadim finally faces his own emotional trauma in a head on brutal fight for his sanity Both these fights left me raw and desperate for hope again “You made me human I stand by that You made me into somebody I would have wanted to become if I'd ever thought about what I wanted to be that wasn't about a record or power or a rank or somedelusion I was chasing If all that was gone and stripped away the man I am I am because of what you did what you made me feel all those years”  It's not an easy journey for Dan or Vadim It was never meant to be it was always going to be a hard won victory to find peace understanding and acceptance Love was always there the binding kind that seemed to conuer it all That was never the uestion was it? But would it ever be enough? Because it had all been a motherfucking nightmare and the solution was so simple right there and under their noses It had just been hidden Love Fair and suare Just love This book would have been the perfect closure for me if it hadn't been for certain events in the end view spoilerHonestly I hated those orgy scenes To me it was an echo of all that was wrong with their relationship for all those years It had no place in this ending not for me None of it made sense it was ridiculous that we where getting the POV from Beauvais and his new lover Hooch and Jean Made me fume WTF? I could not believe it hide spoiler

  6. Susan Susan says:

    Done I feel like I ran a grueling marathonand came in first place That exhausted That elatedI will miss you Vadim and Dan You’ve changed my lifeseriouslySorry to friends and family and DVR who have gone neglected Sorry to Goodreads community for being such a basket caseSorry to books and ARC’s and Buddy Reads I passed overSorry to the exclamation point for overusing you in every update comment and reviewThe ReviewVeterans was the perfect ending to an amazing series It felt like a salve a balm to roughened raw and damaged skin It soothed all the parts that Soldiers and Mercenaries left damaged and scarred And again in the end there was love Love hard earned surviving Dan’s downward spiral Vadim’s PTSD therapy a stalker a pain in the ass I’m referring to Jeanha additional sexcapades children old wounds new woundsAfter 25 years rape torture killing war injury deception lovers manages fights and fistingwe finally get their Happily Ever Aftertill death do them partsighThank you Maruesate Aleksandr The Genius Voinov for this masterpiece I only wish that I had been one of the first to have read it so it wouldn't feel so ordinary and expected when I say how AMAZING Special Forces is and what a DEEP IMPACT it had on me

  7. Camilla Camilla says:

    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 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 first 3 books you’ll know how much I’ve cried over Dan and Vadim Nothing less than bawling my eyes out I’ve grown so close to these two guys so the fact I didn’t even get teary eyed at their wedding is uite a statement to how much I really didn’t feel it Or feel them I should sayI would have liked I don’t know just something I guessAnd if you’ve read my reviews of the first 3 books you would also know how much I didn’t like how much I despised and hands down hated how they slept with their “buddies” Well I could handle Vadim and Hooch for some reason but Dan and Jean? Jesus Christ I hate Jean He’s supposed to be one of the good guys but I hate him than I’ve ever hated a villain in any book Just 100% Pure Hate Cheating bastardThe fact that Dan after getting proposed to by the guy he’s supposed to love than anything goes straight to the phone to have phone sex with Jean pisses me off to such a degree I can’t even begin to write it It makes me growl grind my teeth and yeah well if you could see my face as I’m writing and thinking about that scene now you would know how much I hated it That’s just fucking pathetic and so disrespectful I can’t even stand it After book 3 I was worried that I wouldn’t get the ending I wanted I wanted some kind of “I love you always you and only you” hint no buddies which I definitely didn’t get considering they were screwing everyone during their wedding days Anyway The last 3 books in the series I’m glad I read could have done without them though I think They made me angry and full of aggression than anything else They definitely re kindled my hatred for ‘sharing’ in stories which I had overcome at one point Not so much any though Thanks for that guysI did give 2 3 5 stars because they got to me even if it was with negative feelings than positive but this one I can’t give 5 stars which is a shame but hey that’s lifeThe first book in the series though That one I’ll take with me everywhere I go I’ll cherish it and cuddle it and keep it in my heart forever and always And in my Dan and Vadim world there will always be them and only them2 men 2 soldiers 2 lovers

  8. Mel Mel says:

    Veterans is the fourth book in the epic Special 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 35 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 like an epilogue A mellow epilogue There was a lot of telling in stead of showing which decreased the intensity of the story and it seemed like a lot of loose ends needed to be tied in any way possible To me the rawness and honesty of the Special Forces series got lost In this series full of extremes the authors always still managed to maintain some nuance and a vast amount of gray Actions and characters were layered and often morally ambiguous This time some things were overdrawn black and white out of left field or downright over the top The story just felt a little rushed and unfinished at times I also had trouble recognizing the characters in the beginning Partly because of slight changes in writing style and partly because of some out of character actions I understand that times have changed and the men’s change in age and lifestyle validates changes in thoughts and behavior but the shift to me was very suddenSo it took me a while to get used to the new feel of the book but once I did I really did enjoy the story Dan and Vadim are such phenomenal characters and it was great to be part of their journey in life in a stage where they’re getting ‘old and decrepit’ as Dan put itWe revisited a lot of old characters and met some new ones which all served its purpose in the development of the characters of the men and their relationship And eventhough I have the unreasonable wish for Dan and Vadim to stay young forever as in their Soldiers time there’s no denying growing older becomes them It was truly exhilarating to be able to follow 25 years in the lives of Dan McFadyen and Vadim Krasnorada and it is with an ache in my heart that I say goodbye to them Prayer beads energy bars boots scars blades and a bulletAnd so ends the story of Dan and Vadim

  9. Martin Martin says:

    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 bookview spoilerIn 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 Vadim a soldier in the Soviet army that is occupying Afghanistan and Dan a British SAS agent working undercover with the Afghan tribes to train them to fight against the Russian invaders A terrible event brings them together and an act of violence and revenge seals their fate Forbidden encounters over 10 years tighten their bond until they realize that they’re sharing a love for one another that neither Mother Russia nor the Western countries would ever approve of Just when the war in Afghanistan comes to an end their affair is discovered by the KGB the Soviet secret service and Vadim is imprisoned as a traitor This is where Special Forces Mercenaries Part I begins and continues in Special Forces Mercenaries Part II Two years of torture manage to break Vadim while Dan desperately uses all his contacts in the diplomatic circles of Europe to help release him Just when things finally progress Dan learns that Vadim has been executedOfficially – but not really dead now the KGB trades the broken Vadim for a couple of hundred thousand pounds and hands him over to the British government Dan finally gets to meet Vadim again but he’s different No longer the deadly but passionate lover he knew during their years in Kabul but a broken shell of the man he once was Unable to deal with his trauma Vadim runs away which results in Dan taking the coward’s way out of their relationship starting to work as a mercenary in various battlefields of the time thinking that Vadim no longer wants him anyway wherever he may be I had a huge problem with Dan from this point on While Vadim struggled to find back to a mental state that allowed him to lead a life of any kind he realized that even though he was no longer the man he was before the torture he had no home no family not even a country to return to He only had Dan So he fought hard to find his way back into the world of active duty and he became a mercenary finding Dan againDan who had moved on and had affairs with numerous guys in the meantime Even when the two got together again Dan refused to stay monogamous hurting Vadim with his sexual promiscuity and his tendency to not only make friends but lovers Especially Vadim's insecurities about Dan and his lovers Jean in particular were painful for me Vadim never really understood that the reason why he didn't need to fear losing Dan to someone else was the fact that Dan wasn't ever looking for a relationship after Finland not even with Vadim Yes he loved Vadim just like he allowed Jean to love him His connection to Vadim and their past made Dan accept that Vadim and he belonged together But at no time did I think Dan was real relationship material And that's why I felt sorry for Vadim who was willing to be a caring and loyal domestic partner despite all the shit Dan pulled on him I love how they made it through 25 years together but I will never ever be a fan of Dan's sadlyAnd after 'breaking' with Dan whom I really liked in Soldiers I spent the rest of the books in constant fear that Vadim might do something that would make me despise him as well There were actually uite a lot of scenes where I would have preferred Vadim to walk away and not participate but still he managed to find his way into my heart and stay thereOk before this review turns into a love letter for Vadim I'll wrap it up ; As they grow older it’s Dan’s health that becomes the largest obstacle in the man’s life After his knee surgery and his ensuing physical handicap that removes him from active duty forever Dan feels useless and deadAt the beginning of Special Forces Veterans Vadim is working hard to make a home in New Zealand together and to build a military consulting career for both men that allows them to continue traveling the globe and earning money while not putting themselves in danger anyDan falls into a deep depression because of his handicap and stops talking to Vadim for about a year until he finally comes around and manages to find a purpose in life againThe first half of Veterans deals with a high ranking African Colonel who seduces Vadim during the year that Dan stopped being there for him but the Colonel keeps on stalking Vadim for months Dan and Vadim realize that the guy is a dangerous sadist who already crippled a British lawyer many years earlier They manage to convince and seduce the lawyer to give testimony against the Colonel to prevent the man from ever going after another guy again while also showing the handsome lawyer what love and man on man sex feels like the poor guy never had anyone but hookers because of the scars that remained on his body after the Colonel’s sadistic tortureThe second half of the book with both guys being in their 50s is mainly about tying up loose ends in their lives Vadim finally reaches a peaceful understanding with his ex wife Katya and manages to get in contact with his children and Dan finally accepts having a daughter with a woman he hated becoming a father figure in the young girl’s life And finally their marriage – the final closure of probably the most epic love story in the genre hide spoiler

  10. Christina Christina says:

    Review contains spoilers 45 stars for the book but 5 stars for the seriesI 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 everything tied up but it didn't uite reach that point for me In the beginning Veterans gripped me and drew me in Vadim and Dan had gone through so much over the years but to see them so emotionally disconnected was heart breaking They always had something between them even if it was anger but for them to be so estranged and practically accept being this far apart was horrible Although Vadim's outdoor excursion was perfect took him long enough to get off his ass The biggest problem was the ending I was so happy they got married but I needed and Vadim and Dan deserved as well The wedding was simply beautiful but not being able to see them make love for the first time after getting married really struck me in a bad way especially since this book severely lacked private Vadim and Dan time Why not show of Vadim and Dan and leave out some of the non essential people such as Beauvais?This leads me to my second complaint Much of the book was focused on Dan and Jean's relationship Dan and Jean have always irritated me but when I don't get of Vadim and Dan and combine that with the ending it puts me off in a very bad way To see Dan fucking Jean and then to have Jean tell Dan he loved him was too much to take Thank God Dan never said it back or elaborated on his feelings because that would have been the end for me There were many missed opportunities to see just Dan and Vadim together Not only on their wedding night but also when Dan had to leave Vadim so he can begin his therapy and he asked Vadim to make love to him but we get nothing This wasn't acceptable especially for the last book Sorry but I felt a bit cheatedThere were however many beautiful moments the tent scene Dan wondering if Vadim will love him after his 3 month therapy Dan meeting Kisa Vadim resolving things with Nikolai Dan telling Maggie he loves her Vadim's reaction to Duncan calling him brother in law and of course their wedding with the steel rings and Vadim's blue cufflinksBest LOL moment hands down goes to Hooch when he asked Jean at their first meeting Did you cry? Love Hooch and Matt but I thought it was so out of character for Hooch to make up with Jean And I couldn't believe Vadim's run in with Konstantinov Wow I really felt for him and never saw that one comingI thought the proposal was absolutely perfect I loved how Dan was genuinely shocked and would only say yes if Vadim was marrying him for love and no other reason I loved the part when Dan was staring at Vadim thinking of the past Vadim still was the man he'd always wanted Everyone else no matter who or where and what paled in comparison to Vadim His Russkie His cunt Dan smiled at lastThis was uite an intense journey I cried laughed out loud got pissed times than I wanted but as always I loved every moment with Vadim and Dan Whenever I hear the words lapis lazuli the Afghan mountains energy bars and Russkie I will always think of Vadim and Dan and smile Thank you for one of the best series I've ever read

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