Colony One

Colony One Summary

Colony One is prepared for anything — except the saboteur who's already on board.

For Jonah Wyatt, the Space Force is his last shot at a military career. After years leading an elite task force, he was discharged from the army and stuck working one menial job after another. Now this disgraced combat specialist is headed to space. He's tasked with training his own unit aboard Elderon: colony one. Nobody bothered to tell him it would be a squad of white-hat hackers and intel eggheads who are definitely not Space Force material.

One recruit is Maggie Jones — an undercover reporter who was brought on board as a member of the press corps. Her job is to create fluffy corporate propaganda that paints the colony as a futuristic utopia, but Maggie can't follow the rules once she gets wind of a story.

When Maggie gets a tip from an unknown source, she realizes Elderon is not at all what it seems. As she gets closer to unraveling the conspiracy, Sergeant Wyatt begins to suspect that there's a spy on board. The saboteur has been with them all along, and he's been building an army of his own.

The Elderon Chronicles is now a complete series!

1. Colony One
2. Colony War
3. Colony Assassin
4. Colony World
5. Colony's End

What Readers Are Saying:

"Brilliant, exciting and engaging."

"The world-building is a fascinating effort of plausible, near-future science."

"This book takes you on a wild ride with reporters, white hat hackers, space military and spies."

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Can't wait for the next one...Tarah Benner is my new favorite author."

Book Reviews


Good story4 star

Enjoying the show45


Colony one5 star

This is the best story I have read in a long time. I usually during my breathing treatments am and pm. It was so interesting that I had to continue reading during the day. It was really a cliff hanger.55


222 to end4 star

I’m on page 222 and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought “yes!” to a knowing turn of phrase. “Well said” with that extra snap of a clean perspective. Writing like a journalist thinks - fast, to the point; a hard cynicism saved by a soft belly scratch at the truth ... and we’re still on Earth! This is going to be a fun ride. 💺 And it was... until the story became familiar and the crisis borrowed. Winding up to make a break to the next book is forced - and the start of the new book is more of the same forced action. Still... with so many books - I expect the writing and character humor to reemerge and make the “to be continued” worthwhile. Five steps down to hopeful four.45

Other Books by Tarah Benner

Colony War


Colony War
3.5     20
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4.5     13



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