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Cobra Gamble (Cobra War #3)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  203 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Cobras warriors, technologically enhanced and implanted with an arsenal of covert weaponry, are the most dangerous guerilla fighters humanity has ever produced. For Jin Moreau Broom, the war is the culmination of a lifetime of Cobra service. But it is also the height of danger for herself and her family as they struggle to survive a war that none of them ever expected to s ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Baen (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kathy Davie
Third in the Cobra Wars military science fiction series; sixth in the Cobra series overall. This one again features the Broome family on Caelin and Qasama.

My Take
Yup, this'll get yer heart rate up as the Broomes are still jumping from the frying pan into the fire as this story brings the initial Qasaman and Cobra Worlds problems to a conclusion.

(Think of these three books in this second Cobra trilogy as one story---Cobra Gamble simply carries on from Cobra Guardian which itself carried on from
Online Eccentric Librarian
I have enjoyed some of timothy Zahn's other novels more than the Cobra series. Here's a summary:


- You really can't read this without reading the first two
- If you don't have a great memory, you may be overwhelmed by the extensive characters and politics
- The story action and sequences are good, but feel...cold. I really didn't identify with or like any characters enough to really be invested.


- It's not a new genre - sci fi with human biotech enhancements, but I think Zahn imbues t
Carl Bussema
A decent, if predictable, conclusion to the trilogy, that sets a hook for another Cobra series to come. Nothing earth-shattering here. Cobras and Qasmans have tensions; Cobras and Qasmans fight Trofts; yada-yada-yada. There weren't even that many battles or other sequences that really made this feel like a Cobra worlds book more than just a generic military scifi, and I think that's why the book fell a little flat for me.
John Loyd
Cobra Gamble (2012) 425 pages by Timothy Zahn.

Book three of the Cobra Wars trilogy. In the first two books we find the Trofts invading Qasama, Aventine and Caelian. The Qasamans with the help of Cobras Jin Moreau Broom, Paul Broom and their son Merrick beat back an invasion. In book two we find that Aventine, the home planet of the Cobras, has been invaded and subjugated. Lorne Broom and a couple other escape the planet and go to Caelian, a Cobra colony world, only to find that planet under sieg
ending really left it hanging. now I have to look if there is another series.
Michael Rutkowski
I was disappointed because i have liked other books by this author much more ! It was slow moving and plodding with very little action ! Literally nothing happened for the first 375 pages with the action finally picking up in the last 50 pages ! Maybe this series has run its course or the author is stretching out the story so he can publish more books to make more money ! What happened in this book could have easily been a novella or even a short story ! This is suffering from David Weber syndro ...more
Aug 13, 2012 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of military science fiction
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Daniel Williams
A fine conclusion to the next Cobra trilogy. Very exciting. Got lost for a moment with all the plot angles in the middle, but as always Zahn puts everything together tightly and logically.
Melissa D
Good story, I wish I had found the first two books first so I would have understood the background
Now waiting to the next Cobra trilogy......
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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and achieved an M.S. degree in physics in 1975. While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died. Zahn never completed the doctorate. In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec ...more
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