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Koban: When Empires Collide, Volume 7

The end of the main series:

Under threat of destruction or servitude to the Empire, facing the fleets of the Ragnar, Finth, and Thack Delos, and the larger force of the Thandol, Mirikami prepares the Federation for all-out war. The Planetary Union, allied with the Federation, receives a squadron of new technology Federation Scouts equipped with gravity controlled weapons. They conduct a preemptive strike on a Thandol base. The emperor blames it on the Federation, unaware of the PU's existence, and orders simultaneous attacks.

Mirikami sends teams of Federation Scouts to the Security forces to subvert them. They carry diplomat-soldiers with tough messages. The messages are not well received, and the Kobani must improvise in their typically hostile manner.

Unexpectedly, a mystery silver alien, the Silha, demands a meeting with Mirikami and the Olt'kitapi. It seems there are restrictions for species once they achieve advanced gravity control. The Kobani are told of limits they must obey, or else. To a god-like elevated species, survival of primitives is not their concern, so long as they don't use gravity technology in forbidden ways.

After Security force fleets attack Federation and PU worlds, Mirikami leads a combined fleet against the Thandol Capitol world. He uses a new tactic that bypasses the weapons limits of the Silha. Vastly outnumbered, he faces the Thandol fleet with a great defense.

  • Book one - Koban
  • Book two - The Mark of Koban
  • Book three - Rise of the Kobani
  • Book four - Shattered Worlds
  • Book five - A Federation Forged in Fire
  • Book six - Conflict and Empire

©2017 Stephen W Bennett (P)2017 Stephen W Bennett

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  • MPITA
  • S.E. Wisconsin
  • 10-01-17

Truly one of my favorite series

This is one of a handfull of series that stands out clearly among the many out there. It starts with a humanity-ending tragedy and ends victorious on so many levels. I envy readers who can now read the entire series in sequence without the wait between books. This is also one of a few series that I may revisit again. I hope other readers enjoy it as much as I have. Do not judge the entire series by the narration of the first book. I almost did.

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  • HIX
  • WHEAT RIDGE, CO, US
  • 09-22-17

It hurts so good

I liked the series and am sad to see it end. Narrator did a fine job

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I'm Satisfied!!

I have LOVED this series! This final book, in my opinion, was excellent. A great ending to the overall saga.

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  • gander
  • River Falls, Wi
  • 10-22-17

An ending leaving you wanting more

Bennet has a way of rushing about the galaxies leaving his readers rushing to keep up.

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Koban finale

I really enjoyed this series as a whole. My only wish is that the last few books had the attention to detail and plotting points that the beginning had. There were so many characters at the end that the personal one on one faded a way a bit and with that a tiny bit of my enjoyment. The story got too big maybe? Or needed more books to tell it all? It ended well over all and I was certainly happy with it and it is well worth the adventure if you love Sci-fi. I look forward to what else the authors kicks out.

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great finish to an awesome series.

great series and ending. keep up the hard work and I look forward to more.... in between other projects.

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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 10-04-17

Good conclusion to technically brilliant series

The best part of this series has been the innovative tech used throughout. The characters were good, perhaps could have been more dimensional and have evolved (other than transhuman enhancements) personality-wise throughout the series.

The banter was cheerful, with some awkwardness in the way the tech/science was explained - by using the characters to explain to one another how something works. Especially awkward when this method was used to bring the reader up to speed after a period of time between books and to remind the reader how something works.

Still though, Stephen W. Bennett is one of the best sci-fi authors to come up with innovative ideas for future technology/biology. His series is valuable for that alone.

I look forward to future spin-offs, perhaps with more focus on characters and their on planet adventures.

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Great ending to a great series.

This book answers the unsaid question. Will the Kobani dominate the galaxy? The ending is gratifying.

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  • tekone
  • New York, NY USA
  • 09-30-17

A fitting end of a series but not the end of a story!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Koban series, it has it all! I look forward to seeing what the next series or stand alone books will bring.

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best one of the series

loved the action and the humor, all of this series is awesome but this is my new favorite book in the series

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  • J Pickering
  • 10-02-17

Brilliant book and series

I picked this series up on an off chance of something new to the usual sci-fi genre. It well lives up to the promise it had in book 1 and I eagerly looked forward to the others books as they came out. Listening to each book over again as the series grew kept me entertained on the drive to and from work. The Koban and especially the Mighty Mite had me laughing out load at their exploits. I look forward to other books by Stephen.