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Start your review of Rise of the Kobani Koban 3. Jul 28, Hanzel rated it really liked it. Another satisfying 4. I find the Krall becoming less intimidating A very, very, stunning and full of surprises third book, just when you think, Us humans can not top having ripper telepathy, infrared sight, and all the recent gene mods, now comes age regression, now who would not want that??? Again goes to show, in adversity, human ingenuity conquers all Again Krall's supposedly invincibility, and their EGO, this will be their downfall, they are so used to winning that, any effort to grow has disappeared and instead they stagnate, well this third book just made them vulnerable and basically indolent Exciting, truly exciting times ahead, I can not wait for any new developments, gene modifications, tech upgrades Book 3 starts out right where Book 2 left off and throws us into the action headlong into the continuation of the Koban series.
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This book focuses almost entirely on the Kobani raiders and the various characters they interact with. This is a change from the last book where the Kobani were the main players for only half the novel and it sets up the next book to deal with all the changes and reactions that the Kobani are leaving in their wake. As my title states the book can a Book 3 starts out right where Book 2 left off and throws us into the action headlong into the continuation of the Koban series. As my title states the book can almost be titled "Better living through aliens" because we find that in truth many of the so called advanced species benefited from the Olt'kapi interactions.
Humanity has now created the Kobani race with alien help which seems to have shifted them into a different evolutionary direction as much as outside intervention ever could. The hints and shifts this has created is astonishing and is likely to lead toward interesting things. The author in the last book built the universe that the Kobani are now accessing and by showing the "point of the Spear" we are getting the feel for the shape of the war to come. The stakes have been raised and all the players are entering the field as it were leading to some kind of final countdown.
The twists in the story have allowed all of our characters to equalize. All of them now stand in the crossfire and might step-up to be killed, lead, fail, or fade into the background. Bennett has managed to produce an excellent end point to this novel and leave open the possibilities of what is to come. The story isn't hampered by the limited points of view and successfully expands the universe while only using the main Kobani people as fulcrums.
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We successfully learned not only more about the characters and who they are but the worlds and races that exist as well. The Krall's history is offered up expanding upon and possibly identifying weaknesses and problems they can cause for humanity down the line. I will say that while we didn't learn any new information about how Krall society works his twist on their empire itself was a pleasant surprise I didn't see coming.
In fact at this point I'm wondering just how many clans great and finger there are scattered in their empire. The only reason I wouldn't put the story at 5 stars is that I believe the author could have condensed the story a bit to improve the flow without losing content. Since the book is self-published it is an amazing independent work but I have a feeling that a good editor would polish it up a little and make it shine. I was baffled and pleased by the last line of the book, because it seems to go against the final scene but we obviously have a hint that "things may not be what they appear".
Feb 21, Per Gunnar rated it it was amazing Shelves: 2-military , 1-science-fiction. In my opinion this was a great book.
It had plenty of the elements that I really like in a good science fiction book. A nice bunch of likable heroes, some nasty alien adversaries, quite a few wow moments where the heroes show their capabilities, some good fighting and a few interesting twists in the story. After all the intent of the Kralls are the extinc In my opinion this was a great book. After all the intent of the Kralls are the extinction if mankind so I guess it is somewhat understandable that the humans, whether they are genetically modified humans or not, have little desire to play the Krall game.
Our heroes find a few allies along the road. Both human and not so human ones. I found these parts of the book quite nice. As I wrote in the title of this post, our heroes, are dealing out some serious surprises and pain to the Kralls. The human Kobani capabilities are being enhanced at a rather exponential rate.
This is something that sometimes feels like a cheap plot element but here, in my opinion, the author has done a decent job of it. It ties nicely into the overall story and the various sub-element of it.
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Naturally there would be little suspense if our heroes and the humans in general would just roll over the Kralls and obviously this is not what happens. There are some hints in the book and I have to say that I am looking forward to the next book even though I do not really like cliffhangers. Overall this was a very enjoyable read. Just my cup of tea. The only reason I did not start to read the next book right away it is bought and sitting on my hard drive is that, after three science fiction books in a row, I felt like a detour into urban fantasy land was called for.
So after my latest adventure into the world of the Elemental Assassin series I will definitely get back to the Koban Series. By the way, this is not a small novella. Oct 03, Matt rated it it was amazing.
This is an amazing series and I would recommend this anyone who likes Sci-Fi. I cannot believe that this self published author has not been picked up by a publisher. Personally, I'm sorta glad that he has not.
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Publishers will make him slow down how fast he puts out his books. Right now he is averaging a book every 6 months. I can't wait until the 4th books comes out.
Feb 08, Jeff R Hawkins rated it really liked it. Continued good storytelling! I am fully immersed in this world now, and I find myself rooting for certain things, and wishing for others. The biggest problem I can think of in this book, and series, is that the individual people have become rather flat. When I think of my favorite books and stories of all time, it's the individual characters that I love most.
Even my favorite hard sci-fi stories revolve around interesting and memorable personalities. The other problem is lack of editing. The word 'di Continued good storytelling! That should be easily fixed.
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In spite of these issues, I have found myself engrossed, and transported into a fun world of exciting fiction. And these books are not short! Over twelve hours of enjoyment apiece. I look forward to more. Jun 19, Shelly Singhal rated it really liked it. Good plot but drags at times I liked the battles and the cool new human technology. It was also fun to meet the prada and the crabs. The story bogs down at times and it seems to take a while to get going again.
I may put this series to the side for a while. Mar 21, Linette rated it it was amazing. I read this shortly after it came out on my Kindle. I couldn't download the story line fast enough and having to wait for the next book in the series was terrible! I don't know how I missed doing a review of Book 3. Loved it and look forward to each and every story.