Every page of the Combat Codes is infused with an intimate knowledge of martial arts. The characters, the world building, and the plot all revolve around hand-to-hand fighting… and the authenticity shows. This story is full of hard-hitting action scenes and honors a warrior’s code. A lot of individual enjoyment will depend on how well these themes resonate with the individual reader. It’s a sci-fi underdog story and a great fit for fans of Red Rising, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Enders’ Game, or the hero academy trope.