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Cobra Slave

(Cobra Rebellion #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Book One of the Cobra Rebellion Saga, and a new entry in New York Times #1 best seller Timothy Zahn's legendary Cobra series.

Cobras: technologically‑enhanced warriors bred to fight an alien menace no ordinary human can withstand. At the center of action on Cobra world Aventine: the legendary Moreau clan. In times of war, the Cobras are necessary, yet in times of peace they
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Baen (first published May 15th 2013)
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Kathy Davie
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: military, sci-fi
This is the first book in a new Cobra trilogy: Cobra Rebellion in the military science fiction series (Cobra Rebellion, 1; Cobra, 7).

I'm so confused as to whether it deserves a "2" for the excessive melodrama or a "5" for my not being able to put this book down, so I reckon I'll just subtract that "2" from the "5".

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Zahn makes me nuts! He writes the most incredible, heart-stopping stories that I can't possibly stop reading once I crack that spine. Food? Hah. Bathroom? Double-hah. Phone call
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
2018 grade A-

What a difference. The last book I read didn't engage me. This one I didn't want to put down. Zahn is the best author I know for writing multiple complex points of view without confusing the reader. The only reason it didn't get an A+ is because it is the first book in a series of three and the villains tend to win more often than the protagonists. It gets a little frustrating. One thing I always want to know about the first book in a series is if the ending is OK. The long story ar
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Timothy Zahn is the paragon of sci fi that captivated me as a teenager. For sheer, magical, escapist adventure of the faster-than-light, spaceship combat, cool battle armor variety: this is where you go. In fact, just writing that paragraph convinced me to up my rating from a 3 to a 4. There's a mixture of nostalgia but, to be honest, there's also a depth to this one (published in 2013) that wasn't present in some of his older works. Or maybe I just didn't notice it. I like the political intrigu ...more
Carl Bussema
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
A decent start to a new trilogy. It's really hard to review a book that's part of a trilogy when only book 1 is available... but I can say that I will definitely be reading book 2 when it comes out.

This does directly follow from the events of the previous Cobra Trilogy, so you will definitely want to have read those, or at least a plot summary, as very little background is given, but rather, Zahn assumes you have read them (which is fine, but if it's been a while, you might also want to skim the
Ralph Blackburn
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of a new Cobra trilogy, COBRA REBELLION. Great space opera with plenty of intrigue and action. Multiple character viewpoints in different settings keep the plot moving. The Moreau/Broom family is once again at the center of conflict. The Dominion of Man desperately wants something and will do anything to get it. I recommend you read the preceding trilogy of cobra adventure, COBRA WAR, first as this is a direct continuation and it makes for a better understanding and a more enjoyabl ...more
The first book in yet another Cobra series by Timothy Zahn that I read for the Endeavour Award. There's interesting bits here. But the world is just a little too complicated, the action just a little too slow, not enough interesting technology and the Dominion of Man is just a little too annoying.
Stephen Davis
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
The story arc between the stories and the interesting characters keep me coming back to this series. Cobra Slave was an enjoyable read that kept me reading much longer per sitting than I had intended.
Vona Gooding
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for Timothy Zahn and I've read some of his Cobra stuff before. I guess I will read this trilogy too. Read this if you like mercenary/military stuff where the heroes are looked down on but save the day anyway.
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
A nice continuation of the series. The story moves along well with several branches going at the same time. An entertaining and enjoyable story.
Ron Nurmi
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Cobra worlds are threatened by the Dominion of Man. Can the Moreau clan again succeed? This if the first of an new series.
Carl Heinz
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Since I'm a fan of Zahn's Cobra series, I was glad to see this arrive. I wasn't disappointed.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful new series!
J.L. Zenor
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
An interesting story that kept me interested the whole way. A good science fiction universe with multiple worlds, cybernetic weapons, and suspense.
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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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