A captain coming into his own. A handful of refugees stranded on board. A possible traitor in their midst. A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them. Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.
©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is book three in the Frontier series. We left Aurora as it jumped away from a battle in the “Rings of Haven” and they jumped further into enemy territory. I am starting to get hooked on this space opera series. Brown continues to develop some interesting characters. Nathan is starting to develop into a mature leader instead of a cocky space ship pilot that he was in book one. Near the end of the book Aurora’s light when she makes her jump has triggered the planet, Corinair’s, interest in a religious legend.
The book is well written, the pace is fast with plot twists and turns as the suspense builds. The suspense builds to a high intensity as the book progresses and it become evident there is a spy or traitor on board. There are some great space battles along with some chases. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. Needless to say, Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series.
This books should either be 2 for the price of one or 2 books should be combined into one.
This story is getting more interesting as it develops. However my complaint, like other reviewers, is that it's a bit of a rip-off that books 2 and 3 are short. these two should be combined. Books 2 & 3 are mostly character development and the first use of the jump drive in a tactical sense so that's an improvement.
Story continues on from the first two "so called" books. I would rather call these books "Parts" 1 2 and 3 of one book. Sad to say they are not Worth the expenditure of a credit each or the cash of purchase seeing as they are so curtailed as to be rediculous.
Audio book lover with sci-fi leanings
Some have mentioned this book is too short to stand on it's own at just over 6 hours. I respectfully disagree as Ryk Brown is an author that can deliver as much action and story in 6 hours as a 10 hour book that would offer descriptions of how sunlight flickers of a ship hull in space etc.
Well developed characters and a full storyline. Looking forward to the next in the series!
I took off one star for book 3 because was cut off too short for my payment for one full book.
Kafer did well with all characters.
"The Legend of Corinair" as a stand alone book is not enough for a movie or a TV series.
Come on - not enough hours for buying a book.
I withheld one star because the first three volumes should really be only one. The publisher's decision to break each major 8-hr episode into separate volumes seems to be a common revenue generation scheme. This is frustrating to the reader/listener.
Neither the science nor the military action is strong, the characters are interesting. Again, a little more character development would be good.
Having said all that, I find myself addicted and keep downloading the next installment as I approach the conclusion of the last.
One of the things I appreciate the most is the absence, so far at least, of overly obnoxious contra-characters and frustrating politicians. However, Cameron seems to be a constant irritant who cannot be assuaged. I hope that the final events of this 3rd episode correct her unrealistically implacable role. However, I worry that as with Joseph Campbell, Orson Scott Card and too many other male writers, she will continue to be the bitter ally/enemy or male hero-worshipper that seem to speak to the author's prejudice that delimits the roles of strong women.
Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.
Book number 3 and it keeps on getting better and better! The battles and confrontations are still plentiful and realistic, not damned and blood lettings that interrupt the flow of the book. The characters are diverse and each contribute to the book. The 'good guys' all have a sense of humor and it livens the book up for the enjoyment of the listener. Kafer does his usual job: Excellent! Thank the gods of audio, he's not a screamer or whisperer so you're not listening with finger planted on volume control! I recommend The Legend of Corinair to all that like a lively book !
continues the story and keeps a decent pace. still think maybe the first few books could have been combined for a smoother story and be more in line with subsequent books for length and depth.
Better than book 2, longer and a better storyline
The two flight boys in the shuttle
The first one was great. however they just keep getting better. A pity they are not longer. Can't wait to listen to the next one..
Enthralling listen love the series . captivating listen. good story line. Narrator is very good . I enjoy the series and look forward to next book
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