I have read all 10 books in the series and liked them all. The first two books are a little too cutesy in places--apparently the author thinks this i..Show More »s adding to the book when it's actually taking away. While it's great that the main character is a "natural" rather than the book learning type, he takes a little too much continual dufus pride in this. Also, fiction seems to be littered with characters that do what needs to be done and then fret about it like a little school child. While I dig characters with emotional depth, the books occasionally go overboard.
Also there's a Messiah gimmick which is pretty cheesy at times and may scare the reader that the books are going to go "Left Behind" which they thankfully don't. If the books didn't keep me interested with battles, espionage, and intergalactic diplomacy, I might have been more annoyed. At some points the military aspects are pretty inauthentic, but at times they are very well done. All-in-all these are better than average, although not exceptional SciFi. I actually found them better than the Lost Fleet books I read because I found the main character in those to be somewhat of a caricature, but I respect those that disagree.
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 ..Show More »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 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. ..Show More »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.
This is book six of the series and it is best to read the books in order. As the story ended in book five with Aurora chasing a Ta’Akar warship into ..Show More »Ta’Akar space, book six has Aurora fighting deep into Ta’Akar space taking the war to the Ta’Akar. The Aurora is fully manned and equipped for the first time in the series.
The story moves at a lighting pace with lots and lots of action, suspense, great land battles and fantastic space battles. Brown continues to build his characters. Cameron, the XO, is now back on duty after spending book five in the hospital recovering from a serious battle injury. Cameron is great in command of the battle command and communication center during the battle of the Ta’Akar home planet. We learn more about Tag in this book as more is revealed about who he is.
Brown’s writing seems to improve with each book. He appears to be a promising new military sci-fi author. Brown kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. This series is a great get away from it all book; it is a quick, fun, entertaining read. I had the feeling that the series was ending with this book but apparently there are more books available to read in this series; cannot wait to start the next book.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer is an award winning audiobook narrator.
At last the Aurora is on the way home to earth, fully stocked and almost a full crew. It is not a boring journey. There is experimentation with the ..Show More »jump drive and lots of excitement, action and suspense with a black hole. The reader keeps wondering are they going to get home?
The book is well written, the plot is well developed and new characters take a prominent role in this episode. There is lots of action and suspense and as with most sci-fi one must allow the imagination to run free. The ending is a cliff hanger.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the story. Kafer is a stage actor, voiceover artist and an award winning audiobook narrator.
At the end of the last book, the earth was now under control of the Jung Empire and the Aurora barely escaped capture. She is very low on fuel and mu..Show More »st find some immediately. This series must be read in order.
Brown uses this episode to tell how earth fell to the Jung Empire while the Aurora was trying to find its way back to earth. The Celestia is the sister ship to the Aurora. We are introduced to some new characters in this episode. The ending caught me by surprise and is a cliff hanger.
Brown’s writing abilities have improved with each book in the series. He is rapidly becoming a master storyteller. The book seems a bit slow but I think the feeling comes from the effect of filling in what had happened on earth while the Aurora was away.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating this series. Kafer is an actor and award winning audiobook narrator.
This is book nine in the Frontier Saga. I have enjoyed the series so far. I like to read new authors and sometimes like with Ryk Brown, I find a win..Show More »ner.
The last book ended in a cliff hanger. In this book, Brown covers some of the subplots from the prior books and covers each in this book. Brown covers what is happening on the Aurora and the Celestia. At the end of the last book, Lt. Commander Jessica Nash had completed a free fall entry to Earth and now we follow her exploits. The Celestia is an unfinished ship without weapons. She has been instructed to hide and wait for instructions. The Aurora is in critical need of fuel so Captain Nathan Scott attempts to find the resistance fighters on Tanna that helped two of his men escape the Jung and get back to Aurora. He is hoping they can help him find fuel. Captain Scott also needs to come up with a plan to defeat the Jung and take back Earth. The ending of this book came upon me suddenly and left me with a cliff hanger.
Brown is turning into an excellent storyteller. The characters are growing with each book and more new ones are added and some are lost. The suspense builds continuously and the story is action packed. The jump drive continues to work and has saved them many times. The crew is now made up of people from several different worlds and they are all working together successfully.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the story. Kafer is a voiceover artist and a multi-award winning audiobook narrator.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book eleven in the Frontier Saga. This is the story of the battle for the liberation of Earth from th..Show More »e Jung. The story is none stop action. I could hardly put the book down.
The characters continue to evolve; unfortunately, we loss some characters, but also gain some new ones. The crew is working on getting Celestia in a flyable combat state as the Aurora is being shop up “again”. In the last book, Nathan brought the Ghatazhak fighters out of stases. They are an interesting addition to the story line. The Ghatazhak lieutenant is an interesting new character I would like to learn more about.
The book is well written. Brown is improving with each book. I think this series would make a great television series or at least a movie. As with the other books, the ending came upon me by surprise and left me with a cliff hanger.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer is an award-winning audiobook narrator and actor.
In the last book, the Arora had the Jung battleship defeated and the Ghatazhak troops had found and rescued his father. Nathan had killed his brother..Show More » in a stand-off. The Jung were attempting to destroy all the major cities on Earth.
The Jung battle fleet is almost to Earth. The Aurora and Celestia are racing to repair severe battle damage and get the Celesta’s jump drive operational. The messenger with the Data Storage containers has reached Tug (Prince Casimin) and he has set about to obtain ships and crew to set a fleet to help the Arora.
The Ghatazhak troops are fighting insurgent skirmishes on Earth while the spaceships are trying to fix the ships, manufacture parts and find basic raw or salvaged materials for the replicators. The suspense builds as the Jung Fleet keeps getting closer and a massive battle platform is missing. Is it on the way to Earth? Then the battle begins: the Aurora and Celestia against two Jung battleships and their protecting ships and a battle platform coming.
Brown keeps improving with each book. The characters continuing to mature and develop with each book. The story continues to becoming more complicated as there are more people and side stories evolving. We are left with a cliff hanger as the Jung fleet arrives and the battle begins. I am so glad I discovered this series; it is turning out to be one of the better military sci-fi series.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the story. Kafer has narrated all the books in the series so far. I think it is critical to have the same narrator for an entire series.
This is book twelve in the frontier Saga series. It is best to read this series in order. At the end of the last book, the Aurora and the Celesti..Show More »a were battling the Jung Battle Platform when the Corinairi Falcons arrived to help. Earth is saved but in terrible shape. The Ghatazhak are needed to keep law and order on the planet.
The ships need to be fixed up and resupplied. Captain Nathan Scott wants to take the battle to the Jung but the Jung still are after the Earth. Nathan suspects he has a Jung spy aboard the ship. Prince Casimir is fighting with his parliament to provide help to Nathan and Humanitarian aid to Earth. Nathan discovers there is a Jung Battle Platform on the way to Earth. You will never believe what the Corinairi are able to achieve with the jump drive. As in the other books there is lots of action, we not only have space battles but the Ghatazhak are engaged on the Earth. This book is one of the few that does not end in a cliff hanger.
The book is well written and the author continues to develop the characters with each book. This is a super great military sci-fi space opera.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series.
This is one of my favorite space operas. It has been great fun watching Ryk Brown evolve into an excellent author. This is the 13th book in the seri..Show More »es. The series should be read in order otherwise the reader is lost. This author does not go back and fill in details from prior books.
In the last book, Earth has been cleared of the Jung. The Arora and Celestia are all shot up and the asteroid repair station is also damaged. In this book the repairs are in process and Nathan sets out to clear the Jung from neighboring star systems. He hopes to save them from destruction by the Jung and convert them into allies for the Alliance. Jessica once again goes undercover on a strange planet. The Arora faces off two Jung battleships alone. Unfortunately, Brown kills off one of the key characters. Oh, how could he! The book ends in a cliff hanger.
The book is well written. In fact, Brown’s writing improves with each book. The plot twists and turns. The action is non-stop and the pace is fast. Brown continues to build his characters and adds new ones. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer has narrated all the books in the series, which I think is great to have only one narrator for the series.
The story was sometimes hard to follow. Narration of the story sounded like the narrator was READ ING a script most of the time. Not saying the narra..Show More »tor was a terrible narrator, just that perhaps this type of story didn't match the narrator's natural demeanor.