“Never have I read an up and coming author like Bennett R. Coles, literally topple and overcome his predecessors in the genre of military soft science fiction.”

–        Open Book Society

“This series is not just for those who know they like military SF. This is for readers who love good characters, suspense, and unexpected plot twists. Coles is an author to watch: his military background is clear, and his skill at observing people and figuring out why they would do the unconscionable is astounding. This series taught me about a side of people that I’ve avoided, and I’m a better person for knowing about it. Try these books: they will surprise you.”

–         Tom Whitmore, Locus Magazine

“I have read considerable military SF by master authors like David Weber, Michael Z. Williamson, David Drake and others, and ‘Virtues of War’ is at least their equal.”
– Fred Patten, AmoXcalli

“You won’t expect what is coming to actually happen and Coles plays it off masterfully…‘Ghosts of War’ delivers on all fronts.”

–        ScienceFiction.com

“A slam bang ending with several surprises, and chief among them is where each of the leads winds up. Without spoiling anything, the next book in this series cannot come soon enough.”

–        SciFi Pulse

“Vicarious thrill rides that get the reader’s heart pumping, and battle scenes wrought with suspense.”

–        Chanticleer Book Reviews

“Pulse-pounding military sci-fi from a new master of the genre.”

–        William C. Dietz, Best-selling author of Andromeda’s Fall

“Delivered at maximum velocity with laser-guided precision.”
– Chris Evans, Author of Bone and Thunder

“Talk about hitting the ground running. Coles doesn’t pull any punches. The fast-moving pace of the story is terrific and makes it an absolute pleasure to read.”

–        CHARKINZI, impedimenta

“In ‘Ghosts of War’ Coles explores not just the shiny future military tech aspects of the story, but also the lingering effects of the first book’s harrowing events on the psyches of the three protagonists.”

–        Barnes & Noble

“Coles writes with veracity, with a delicious streak of subversion.”
– Steven Erikson, Best-selling author of the “Malazan Book of the Fallen” series

“High-energy, high-velocity, high-tech, throbbing with explosive action.”

–         The Blood Shed

“The Big Ship Energy is real. . . . It should go without saying that fans of Aubrey Maturin and Temeraire will enjoy sailing across the stars with the crew of Daring.”

–        Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

‘“Virtues of War’ is a straight-shooting non-stop tale of military adventure in a troubled future.”

–        Charles E. Gannon, Author of Fire with Fire

“The kind of authentic-feeling space navy action that you’d expect from a master like Jack Campbell. Outstanding action that will keep you turning the pages with enough twists to keep you guessing until the end. Looking forward to the next book in the series.”

–         Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

Tough-minded and distinctive.

–        Blogcritics

Engaging, imaginative in scope, and perhaps even relevant.

–        Examiner.com

“Fantastic space war action, mixed with seemingly current day thoughts.”

–        Destiny Falls

“If you are someone who enjoys thrilling military action, fast-paced chaos or are a fan of military science fiction, then this is the book for you.”

–        Geek Hard

“Tense, exciting and stirring. Hugo-worthy.”
–        Greg Hullender, Rocket Stack Rank

“[Coles] demonstrates a talent for refreshing the familiar tale of a navy ship in search of a pirate base. . . . Fans of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series, military sf, or swashbuckling tales will find something to enjoy amid the interplanetary travel, black powder cannons, and close quarter cutlass duels with members of the brutish Theropods and their mighty tail swords.”

– Booklist