- File Size: 1762 KB
- Print Length: 657 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ryk Brown (December 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AVBNBHM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,134 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3 Kindle Edition
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A long-time fan of all things science and space, 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.)
The Frontiers Saga is an on-going series of sci-fi adventures, set in Ryk's version of humanity's future. His characters explore the vast reaches of the galaxy, and perhaps even the universe. He invites you all to join him on this journey of imagination.
Official Website: www.frontierssaga.com
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I rate this book 4.25 on a scale of 1-5.
Just to help put this book, and other similar types, into perspective here is a list of some of my favorite SiFi books (I tend to like action/adventure/drama with great characters and creative story lines):
Dune (my personal all time favorite space opera) - Frank Herbert (5.0)
Hyperion (the Book of Cantos series is awesome and ends with a bang) - Dan Simons (4.5)
Heroes Die - Matthew Stover (more Fantasy than SiFi but an awesome edge of your seat read) (4.5)
Star Force Series (all 10 books are fun reads) - B.V. Larson (4.25 on average)
Old Mans War - John Scalizi (4.25)
Forever War - Joe Haldeman (4.25)
Forging Zero (a brutal and nerve racking read, but fun) - Sara King (4.25)
Enders Game (fun story, but IMO not as good as many rate it) - Orson Scott Card (4.0 - 4.25)
Thanks for reading :)
But... this is more of a space-opera/Fantasy book than a science fiction book in the sense that, known laws of physics like light speed, relativity, mass/energy etc are pretty much completely ignored. For example, in space, technically, sub-light top speed is not dependent on thrust, acceleration is. There it makes no sense when they look at a ship spec to say "it can only make 10% light at most"... no... just no. It also completely ignores time dilation at 50% light and a number of other laws of physics as we know them.
Further more, coincidences are much too common in this book, coincidences of absolutely astronomical proportions in fact. Jump millions of kilometers away in an infinite amount of empty space....coincidentally right next to two small ships.. wow... jump again, by mistake 1000 light years away smack dab in between ships in the middle of a battle... ONE THOUSAND LIGHT YEARS AWAY...hold on just a minute there...we just went from the mathematically almost impossible to "hand of God"/Fantasy level. And then Na-tan legend... we've left this universe and gone into full fantasy mode now...
I also read in other reviews that the Navy just doesn't work that way, that doesn't bother me at all... whatever...
The characters are relatively well done, the action is pretty well written and flows along, but the dialogs can become a bit stiff and bland. In fact I think the dialogs are what the author needs to work on most. The navy stuff and real "science" are easily fixed with a bit of research... but the dialogs.. that's hard.
So all in all, not a bad read for me and I will be reading the rest of the series hoping the author improves as it goes along. But not a classic, not a "real" Navy or military book, and more a Fantasy book than Science Fiction.
That's why... a 3.
The story and characters are all bland. No other word for it. They are all rather attractive too. Especially the women. Every character introduced is immediately predictable in how they react and how they progress throughout the story. The action follows similar pattern.
The author spends a lot of time setting things up just to have them completely demolished. For instance, the main guy has no ambition. He just wants to get away from home. His main competition is this (beautiful) brilliant, driven woman who is his polar-opposite. Predictable sparks fly as they compete for the pilot's chair. For some reason, our main character is now driven to excel. The switch in his personality is not smooth or frankly believable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The basic concept is solid. The Aurora goes through a series of mishaps that leaves an Ensign in charge of the ship. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Merl K. Miller
Love the series. On book 5 now and can't wait to see how things turn out.Published 6 days ago by Jeff L Back
I do like the stories, but the awkward, wordy writing keeps getting in the way. Passive voice and three times more words than required are really hard to ignore, and makes me grind... Read morePublished 11 days ago by ShirleyB
It was fun reading it, one adventure after another. I think this series would go well in the Young Adult section of the libraryPublished 13 days ago by A. G. Pickett
Great fun. Will keep reading. First three free on kindle unlimited. Fun characters great plot formula. Just the thing for late night reading.Published 15 days ago by Mk Moore
I haven't finished all three episodes but I am enjoying the ride. I just hope the rest of this series is not to expensive for someone on a small fixed income.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great story, absolutely engrossed..... On #6 now. Fun reading ....Ryk Brown has a winner here ..... Keep writing!!!!Published 23 days ago by steve sherwood
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