Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Cobra Trilogy - Timothy Zahn

A great value three book omnibus, DRM free.

Cobra Trilogy : Cobra - Timothy Zahn
Cobra Trilogy : Cobra Strike - Timothy Zahn
Cobra Trilogy : Cobra Bargain - Timothy Zahn

An episodic novel that tells the story of a young man who signs up for a space force army when it seems that war with an alien race is inevitable.

He then is picked to get what is the 24 million dollar man treatment - full bionics, plus weapons implants.

The various novel sections follow him in training, in first guerilla action on a planet, coming home, as a colonist, and then as a politician.

3.5 out of 5

There are identical twins in the next generation of Moreaus - and one of them wants to become a Cobra.

When a lost colony is discovered by their Troft neighbours - the 'switchability' of th ese very identical boys is seen as an asset for the diplomatic/covert mission to check out the new people.

With the aim being to come to an understanding, hopefully avoid war, but if not, have enough Cobra firepower to get out of there.

3 out of 5

There's some political disagreement on the Cobra Worlds, as a governor uses the growing numbers of people that have signed up for Cobra training only to be rejected or washed out as a power base, looking to oust Corwin Moreau.

At the same time, the next generation of Moreau's only child that wants to be a Cobra is female - something that has not be done.

Along with this, a pattern has been noticed in the outages happening to the spy satellites left in the last book - and it looks like a new secret mission will be necessary, with Troft help. A female Cobra will be a useful element of surprise.

The story gets involved with local politics there, as things go wrong.

3.5 out of 5

3.5 out of 5

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