Summary

The Kobani use captured Krall ships to return to Human Space. They seek expert training for their genetically modified fighters, modern weapons and new medical technology. There's a possible block to this help in the form of death penalty laws of the Planetary Union, prohibiting gene modifications of humans. A holdover from the Gene War, which nearly extinguished humanity. A perilous descent through a war-torn planet's space defenses is a first step. A Krall ship and its heavily armed crew have to be destroyed on the ground, while a watching hostile Special Ops force decides if the Kobani should be trusted, or killed as Krall collaborators. Fighting their way between a rock and a hard place, they prove they are a match for the Krall. Exploration at home reveals startling alien neighbors, and a habitable world next door. A remarkable genetic discovery there will forever alter the Kobani. Winning allies, Captain Mirikami forges a bold and dangerous plan, to strike deep into the heart of Krall territory. A place the enemy is confident that puny "animals" can't reach, let alone attack. Simultaneous Kobani raids damage Krall war manufacturing, buying time for humanity. However, the Krall have a deadly ancient weapon that none expected. Retaliatory escalation of the war has been triggered, and if it doesn't go as the Krall plan, entire planets and their populations could be shattered. Read Book 1 (Koban), and Book 2 (Koban: The Mark of Koban). Book 4 (Koban: Shattered Worlds) is coming soon.
©2013 Stephen W Bennett (P)2014 Stephen W Bennett
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bazza on 09-02-16

Loving it

Thoroughly enjoying the whole series, normally just listen while I'm working and read a different book on the kindle at lunchtime but this story has me gripped enough to keep it playing :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By eric on 21-05-15

Excellent this series is great

The story is fantastic. lots of the book is totally engrossing, however about 2/3rds of the away through this book, unlike the first two books, the story slows to much. At this point much of the content seems surplus to the story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 18-10-14

Human genetic upgrades galore, Good Book

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The book is a great continuation of the other books. The pace was good and the author did not stray from the theme of the other books. The characters' personalities were not changed to force a conclusion like some other books have done. Also, if you enjoyed the genetic upgrades in the previous books, this book will not disappoint.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By bluestategirl on 17-10-16

Rise UP!

At the start of this book, 20 years have passed, and we find the Krall have used those years to perpetrate their slow, deliberate war on humanity. Chipping away at a few rim worlds with controlled attacks, they have been fighting a ground war with humans, while at the same time punishing them for launching a brutal and costly Naval attack on the Krall base world in human space.

To the Krall's surprise, they've discovered that humans are all sneaky and innovative when it comes to finding ways to fight them, but the Krall are holding back so as to give the human's time to learn to fight even better. Their ultimate destruction is a given, as far as the Krall are concerned, and yet the small, soft, easily killed humans are fighting to survive against overwhelming odds.

But all that's about to change.

Back on Koban: The gang has found new alien allies who are more than willing to help them with tech support, and that's improved their chances dramatically. But they're still not jump capable until . . .

One day on Koban, a small hand of Krall do a fly by on their way to take some human prisoners to another Krall planet for questioning. Flying over the almost mythical planet of Koban, they can't resist the opportunity to visit the off-limit planet which will be the future home of the Krall. They won't stay long, they just want to do a little rhinolo hunting and get some fresh risponi meat. Yum!

Rise is how the Kobani finally get off planet and back into space -- where they can take the war to the Krall, like they always promised they would.

This is another fantastic book in this incredible series, full of heart and friendship, and sweetness -- and ACTION, BATTLES, LOSSES AND VICTORIES.

It's really astonishing how entertaining this series is.

Highly Recommended!


(Note: Eric Michael Summerer is fantastic reading this series.)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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