Koban: Conflict and Empire : Koban

  • by Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • Series: Koban
  • 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Galactic Federation is confronted by the vast and implacable Thandol Empire, which has coveted the former Krall region of space for eons, a region of space now occupied and claimed by the upstart Kobani. Outnumbered, they face an opponent who possesses new and deadly weapons. An enemy that had thousands of years to develop the means to take on the Krall Empire, and now present the supermen with a weapon that turns their greatest genetic asset into their greatest weakness. The new Federation must find a way to survive the most powerful threat yet to their existence. Once again, the Kobani are between a rock and a hard place, poised on the brink of death and destruction.


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Same Great Kobani -- Different Aliens!

Conflict and Empire picks up where Forged left off -- with our intrepid Kobani facing the prospect of war with yet another murderous group of high handed aliens determined to conquer humanity. (You'd think it would get old -- nope!)

In Forged, the Empire invaded a new Federation colony, and in turn, the Kobani attacked them in retribution. Now the Empire is planning an invasion to teach the humans a lesson, and what follows is a war with the Empire's security force, an ape-like species called the Ragnar. Of course, the Ragnar have no idea what they're up against when it comes to war with humans. Fun times ensue!

The Kobani have learned that the Empire has weapons that are particularly deadly to their special nervous system, one that could eventually bring the Federation to a painful end, so they waste no time looking for a genetic mod to counteract the threat, but the book ends before that particular plot point is fleshed out. While Confict feels a little like the first half of a longer book, it's so well done that I found it hugely entertaining. If I have a complaint it's that book 7 isn't out yet!

And let's face it -- no matter how long Steve's books are, I'm always sad when they end.

FYI: I'm usually not a fan of straight up military sci fi, (with a few exceptions). But when the 'military' is a bunch of scientists and spacers learning on the fly, it feels different and wide open with smart possibilities. In the hands of Steve Bennett, the wars feel more like something out of Hogan's Heroes or Mash, than Patton, so I enjoy the books immensely. The military strategies are well thought out, entertaining and satisfying, and the tech is awesome, and left me wondering whether our military may have missed out on an innovative potential general in Stephen W. Bennett!

And innovation really is Steve's strength -- and why I keep coming back for more.

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- bluestategirl

Amazing book and series

I just finished the latest book in this series and found it absolutely entertaining. This book and its series are well worth investing in. The only drawback is waiting for the next book to be published!
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- Doyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2016
  • Publisher: Stephen W Bennett