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Kobani

(2020)
(A book in the Future War series)
A novel by

 
 
WINNER BEST POLITICAL THRILLER 2021 - US READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS

"With compelling characters, cleverly written dialogue, and a riveting narrative that freezes your blood at times, Kobani is a blockbuster of a novel" - Readers' Favorite.

"10/10: A multifaceted, action-packed war thriller" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BOOKLIFE PRIZE


"Kobani is a high octane drama of land and air combat fought with the best in futuristic weaponry...Holden balances this with intricate backstories and motivations for his capable and steadfast characters, offering up fleshed-out human stories amid all the high-tech toys. Military thriller fans, war buffs, Middle East politics junkies, and sci-fi enthusiasts will immerse themselves in Holden’s epic tale of regional politics and potential for worldwide conflict." BookLife

A frighteningly authentic vision of future war, Kobani is as prophetic as it is unnerving. Through puppet nations, the world's superpowers duel in the Middle East using weapons that are prototypes today, but will be a reality in ten years. With characters you will never forget, Kobani is fast-paced, believable and chilling.

READ THE FULL PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BOOKLIFE PRIZE CRITICS REPORT

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 10.00 out of 10Assessment:

Plot: Holden has created a multifaceted, action-packed war thriller in Kobani. This story follows several characters’ perspectives and lives, each with a different role in the war and different backgrounds. Holden carefully weaves these storylines together to create a detailed and complex portrayal of war.

Prose/Style: This story implements a high level of military jargon, explained in a glossary to help readers unfamiliar with military language and future military technologies. Helpful maps are also included. Along with clear prose and dialogue, this story is easy to follow and navigate, and enjoyable to follow.

Originality: While there are numerous futuristic, military thrillers, Holden adds a unique element by weaving together several storylines to provide a full view of the war and events that occur.

Character Development/Execution: Holden effectively juggles several different characters with their own storylines. Characters are carefully thought out with individually strong background stories.

Date: April 09, 2021



Genre: Thriller

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Paperback Editions

December 2020 : Paperback
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Title: KOBANI: This is the Future of War: 1 (Future War)
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Kobani
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon   


August 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Kobani
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kobani
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Kobani
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: KOBANI: This is the Future of War (Future War Book 1)
Author(s): FX Holden
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU