A ship under siege. A world on the brink of civil war. A distraught people seeking a new beginning. A battle weary crew that can barely hold it together.
Even a legend can use a little help from time to time.
The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together, or else they may all perish.
©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is book four in the Frontier Series. Aurora is damaged and in need of repair and upgrade. The Aurora is in obit above the planet of Corinair. In the prior book Aurora fought off a Ta’Akar warship that was going to destroy the planet. Most of the action in this episode takes place on the planet and only toward the end does action return to Aurora when a commando group attempts to take control of the ship. Brown uses this episode to introduce us to the legend of Na Tan. The people of Corinair think Nathan is Na Tan.
Brown is continuing to develop his characters and we lose some people and gain some new ones. It is nice to have characters make mistakes unlike some of the super heroes in some books that are always perfect. The book is well written; the plot twists and turns with lots of action. The various groups on the planet are fighting each other until I wanted to yell at them “wake up; work together the Ta ‘Akar will come back”. Brown is a super story teller and I have enjoyed this series so far. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book.
The story is fine. However Audible should refund to anyone who bought chapter 2 &4 ( I cant call them books) Charge for one but not both While I am enjoying the story I will NEVER start another Ryk Bron series or stand alone book because of the pricing
It a space sage. Not as good as theLost fFeet but I am enjoying it
Combine books 1&2 and 3&4
I hope breaking story's in to 7 hour chapters and selling as books is not a trend!
...ndle, upgraded to narration, and now am pleased to say I have them all and cannot wait to binge listen. To have the entire saga read to me after reading and characterizing the players in my own head, to have the gratification of another take on it is thrilling to me.
Go buy them all. And shoot Ryk an email congratulating him on the creation of such a great story with characters that make you wonder what they're doing the day after you finished an episode. Then thank him for the exact same thing.
Have I gone abit fanboy? Probably. Do I care? Not one iota.
It's that good.
Go buy them all. Now. NOW!!!
Audio book lover with sci-fi leanings
I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book that centers around one planet, but Ryk Brown continues to deliver. With every new book I find myself excited to see if the Aurora will finally be refitted and fully repaired to 100%, as we've seen what she can do with minimal repairs and severe damage thus far. Book 4 continues to offer continued character development and great narration. At 10 hours, we're also getting twice the book we usually get in the series, which just proves Ryk Brown is an author that listens to his fan base.
Great series easily compared to the Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.
This book set the background for the rest of the series. With that being said the entire setting should have been covered in one chapter. Lost my attention after the second chapter.
No, I am not a repeat listener. Need to keep it fresh. Honor Harrington can be done twice, or Robert Heinlein, but Ryk is not to that level yet.
Really? Nathan Scott is a young James T Kirk, complete with self confident "We can get out of anything" attitude. His XO is miss serious (no pointed ears), and his engineer is Russian, not Scottish. So, they are all my favorites, since Paramount has strangled Trek, we get it under a different name. Doesn't matter, there is no copyright issues, so Mr. Brown can just keep on rollin. If you liked Trek, you will like The Frontiers Saga.
This guy is a darn good narrator, who does a good job with inflection, tone and accent.
Would be nice, but this is what I drive with 1.5 hrs each way, 3-4 days a week. So I have enough books on tap for another couple of months.
Listening to this, by book 4 you just want Ryk to give them a break and let them fix something, make some ammunition, or find some time to wire in some turbo lasers or something. These folks get hosed more than the Kobyashi Maru.
Freedom's Dawn was a return to boring and a drag like the Rings of Haven was. It was Okay at the beginning, drags and makes you angry in the middle, and wins you over yet again at the end. One of the greatest endings which made the pain and anger completely worth it.
"A proper ending"
The previous releases all felt as they stopped at some arbitrary point in order to allow them to make four releases out of a single long novel. This one ends at an appropriate story point with many story lines moved along and everything ready for the next instalment.
Overall the crew of the Auroa are coping well though the Captain makes odd choices and is pretty much a passive agent for the latter part of the story and makes room for others including a villain to take control of the story.
The story and narration are of the same quality as the previous releases and if you enjoyed them you will enjoy this one.
Yes. This book was my least favourite out of the series.. nearly stopped me from getting the rest. It was too much they Keystone kops farce for me
Probably not much. I do like Ryks work and generally manage the necessary suspension of disbelief. This one however i just lost it 20% in.. by 50% i Hated it... it took real work to listen to the rest
Vlads my fav chara.. a ruski is much better eng than the too cliched scot.. and without the equally cliched doom doom attitude of the typical tv ruski... eg Ivonova from Babylon 5
I wish I could see how this book could be improved but as it was going from.. oh my God can we afford to let anyone on board to hey yes who cares who's arriving just blew my suspension of disbelief. especially irritating compared to the rest of the series
"Another great instalment."
The story just keeps getting better. Downloading the next one after I finish this review.
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