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Ep.#2 - "The Rings of Haven" (The Frontiers Saga) [Kindle Edition]

Ryk Brown
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Episode 2

A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy…
A difficult and lengthy journey home…
A homeworld in urgent need of their return…
And now they are running out of food…

The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy.

Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.

“The Rings of Haven” is a 60,000 word novel, and is the second episode in The Frontiers Saga.

Episode 3, "The Legend of Corinair" is available now.

Product Details

  • File Size: 400 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryk Brown (February 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075J4QMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, Exciting, Entertaining... February 29, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book and the first in the series, Aurora CV-01. It's fast moving and entertaining. I noticed a few reviewers complained there isn't enough character development or backstory. I don't agree. There is enough information to understand the plot and the characters' actions. Each volume seems to add a little more of the backstory. I think this preferable to authors who insert pages of the same recycled prose detailing each characters full history in every book. After the second book I only skim those sections anyway.
I do admit to being curious about some of the characters' histories and issues like the bio-digital plague, but I am content to learn more in the upcoming books.
I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read... February 24, 2012
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This is a pretty good story. It kept me enthralled until the end. While good, there are some "issues" with the story. Like others have mentioned, there is very little character development for the main cast of characters, other than the main character. There are a few minor grammatical errors; something that could be fixed w/ more proof-reading (but surprisingly, not as bad as a lot of the independently published material out there). My biggest complaint is a serious lack of a backdrop to the series. Who are the Jung (I'm assuming they're humans...assumingly they're chinese/japanese/korean)? What was the bio-digital plague? How/why did it start? We know more about the Ta'Akar/rebel war than we do about the one that's supposedly about to befall Earth. I'll be honest, when I read the first book, I seriously thought it was the second book of the series due to the lack of a explanatory backdrop to the series. Aside from those issues, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series to come out.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too fast? February 17, 2012
By BillyOC
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After I read the first book (which I also gave 3 stars) I figured I had to read the second to see if I was being unfair, or if it was building towards something better. The story IS building, but too fast. The best way to describe it for me is "it's like watching a movie while holding down the fast forward button". So far there is really no backstories on any of the characters except the main one. And that was brief at best. No backstory on the situations they are finding themselves in, just go, go, go. This could be absolutely GREAT with just a little more detail.There really are some great characters, and I really like where the story has been, and seems to be going, I guess I just like to know more. Just my VERY humble opinion.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but I have a problem.... May 10, 2012
By Zor
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Like my 4 star review of book 1 of the Saga this was a quick, enjoyable read, except for one glaring problem of logic that kept annoying me throughout the whole book. I am used to suspending belief for many of the scientific aspects of a good sci fi book, but I took this down another star because an aspect that made no sense to me. They were supposed to pay their way by harvesting the rings. They hired a crew which came with their own harvester ship and cargo ships. These workers used their own ships, did all the work, transported the harvested rocks back down to the planet, sold the harvest, and paid everyone off. What did they need the Aurora for. They used it as a platform for some of the sorting. Not exactly a big part of the job. If anything the hired crew might have paid the Aurora a small rental fee the use of their cargo bay for a few hours because it was easier to sort there than in their own cargo ships. I realize the author needed to find a way for the Aurora to get repairs and supplies, but this solution was ridiculous. The hired crew uses its own ships, does all the work, transports the goods to the buyers, collects the money, and then is supposed to pay you a big part of it - for what. But it was a fun read anyway.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story beginning April 2, 2012
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I have been reading Sci-Fi since the mid 1950's. This is a great beginning to a excellent story. I have read the first three books and am anxiously waiting for the next installment. I also love the idea of an opening episode and then continuing episodes. Takes me back to the years of pulp and the weekly movie serials. This however, being the written form, is much more entertaining and allows for more content and character development. Great start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Read The First and Last Chapters, Skip The Rest June 3, 2013
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<Spoiler Alert - Plot elements may be discussed> This book continues the saga of an Earth experimental star ship lost light years away from Earth, and being crewed by mostly Academy cadets since most of the adults were killed in a space battle in this far away galaxy. While the first book in this series was entertaining enough to pursue the story, this book just about brings it to a dead stop. The ship needs repairs desperately, but the crew is undermanned and without the local funds to purchase materials or food. Their allies from the first book lend a hand, but place everyone in danger by guiding them to a solar system known for shady characters and bad deals. Not everyone they meet, including the alleged good guys, are as they seem. Who to trust? Our young cadets have no experience in anything of this sort, and are still trying to come to grips with the reality that they are in charge. The cadet acting as Captain is still bumblingly naive, and still wrapped up in his emotional baggage from his youth. All of the scenes (I couldn't bring myself to say "action") take place on one world, in one town, on one farm. The vast majority of the book is dialogue, descriptions of character self-doubts, and revelations that everybody in this galaxy wants the experimental technology of the Earthers and are willing to take whatever actions necessary to obtain it. There are some action scenes, but way at the end of the book. And it was somewhat predictable. The Earth technology is again outmatched by the locals, but yet again the Earth cadets prevail. This book was about as dry and barren as the planet they were on. While the story is continued, the whining nature of the cadets about their plight grows weary. Grow up, fix the ship, and kick some butt.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
realistic thinking of whats in the future
Published 11 days ago by thefox
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story, but too short
Excellent action story which fits in with the series of books. However, a number of the books, including this one, are relatively short. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Barry Litofsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Duff Geier
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Good series as each book is a continuation of the story (saga) for the "legend" Na Tan. For someone who isn't very technical the stories can get a little monotonous... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MEM
4.0 out of 5 stars Better
The overall plot seems to becoming clearer. I feel like this could have been done more efficiently in one book that's longer instead of several smaller ones, but I understand... Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Rodgers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Item was even better than described and delivered in a timely manner.
Published 1 month ago by Ole Sailor
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Non-stop action all the way through.
Really dramatic and fast paced. Never a break in the action. As the crew of the Aurora desperately try to find a way home they are forced to rely on people they are not sure they... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great action as in Episode 1
Great action as in Episode 1, but a bit too much time spent on describing the environment of Haven, including the vendors and agriculture. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marc Sheridan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars
A nice read, as much as I dislike serials, I'm pretty sure I'll end up getting all of this one
Published 1 month ago by Micah Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I like the idea of the story and the way it's written, keeping my interest. A good and quick read..
Published 2 months ago by apache56
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More About the Author

Born in 1960 and raised on an overdose of television, NASA, and science fiction, Ryk Brown has worked as a cook, rock guitarist, stage lighting technician, and paramedic. He currently resides in Northern California with his wife, daughter, and cat. Thanks to the support of his readers, he now is able to work full-time on his writing.
Having spent his entire life "thinking stuff up", the advent of digital publishing has finally given him an excuse to write it all down and share it with others. ("Others" meaning someone other than his poor wife and daughter.)
A long-time fan of all things science and space, his goal is to write and publish an on-going series of sci-fi adventures. To be set in his own version of humanity's future, his characters will explore the vast reaches of the galaxy, and perhaps even the universe. He invites you all to join him on this journey through his vivid imagination.

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