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The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3 [Kindle Edition]

Ryk Brown
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)

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Book Description


A world recovering from a devastating plague…
A brutal enemy threatening invasion…
A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father…
A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates…
A top-secret experimental propulsion system…
A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman…

What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora, is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning.


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.


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.

Episode 4, "Freedom's Dawn", Episode 5, "Rise of the Corinari" and Episode 6, "Head of the Dragon are available now on Amazon. Episode 7, "The Expanse" is coming in May 2013.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 657 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryk Brown (December 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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Great SiFi space opera with strong characters and interesting story lines....without the in-depth and often times boring hard science fiction. If you liked/loved B.V. Larson's "Star Force" series then this saga is right up you alley. I'm on Episode 5 and going strong. Someone wrote "Star Trek on Steroids", I would say spot on target!!

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 :)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable read! February 13, 2013
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There is plenty of action with interesting villains and an extraordinarily lucky main character. Although the success enjoyed by the main character is unlikely, it is easy to sink into the action and just enjoy the flow. There are very few logic errors which make this a rarity in the self published genre. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-Fi Series May 10, 2013
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I liked the first book so much I ended up buying all the others as well. As often seen in unsung authors struggling to break into the mainstream, there were plenty of typos and grammatical errors, but not enough to keep me from enjoying the stories thoroughly. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series and will look for more from Ryk Brown.
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35 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but. January 30, 2014
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It was, overall, an entertaining book. If you take it as such, then it's good and there's no problem with that.

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.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek on steroids! October 12, 2013
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I gotta say that I loved the series. It's like Star Trek on steroids! The characters are developed and human. The action is non-stop, but never too far fetched. Keep writing Ryk!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3 January 30, 2013
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This is the best sci-fi series of this genre I have ever read. Besides being a good read there are no grammatical or syntax errors that have stopped my reading in mid sentence that I have sometimes encountered with these ebooks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An overly mediocre and derivative series. November 20, 2014
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This three book set can best be summed up as mediocre at best.

The author Ryk Brown sets the stage of his new series with a somewhat familiar plot. A group of raw cadets are placed as the skeleton crew of a brand new spaceship, an accident happens that kills every single senior member of the crew leaving an unqualified rookie in command, add in the stoic first officer and a racial stereotype chief engineer. If this sounds familiar it should, the book basically takes better known character archtypes from the Star Trek reboot movies and plunks knock offs into a Star Wars style story. The rest of the story is a string of very vague plot threads and freak accidents that strand our novice heroes far from home in dangerous space.

The author has chosen to treat this as a "soft science fiction" story, wherein he chooses to gloss over the technical reasons for the technologies being used and simply goes with the standard ideas we have seen in other better known series such as Star Trek and Star Wars. Unfortunately this tendency to avoid explaining things extends into the plot as well, the story teases the reader with glimmers of interesting things but then quickly pulls back without giving any proper explanations. It almost feels as if the author is afraid of overwhelming the reader at times. Sadly this means that we rarely get proper explanations for the stories current events or the major players involved. We are teased with a villain that is threatening the people of Earth but we are given almost no information at all about who or what they are actually about. We are teased with a backstory about a plague ravaging future Earth and plunging it into a thousand year dark age, but we never get the details until book three.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This series is addicting. I ended up buying the ...
This series is addicting. I ended up buying the rest of the series and now waiting for the next book to be released.
Published 1 day ago by Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I just couldn't get enough!!!! I can not think of any negative thing to say about any part of this saga!!!!!
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on-time delivery, as advertised
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a good read it transitions smoothly and the characters develop...
This is a good read it transitions smoothly and the characters develop well as the story moves along in the 1st 3 books . Read more
Published 5 days ago by Roy A. Lipford
5.0 out of 5 stars Frontiers Saga
Very good read ,fast moving story everything flowed so well together . Had a very hard time putting it down. Looking forward to following this saga.
Published 6 days ago by Ronald Joe Miurphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
This author weaves a great story line with likable characters.
Published 6 days ago by Dale M. Schultz
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoy each of the squeals
This is a very well done series of books, I thoroughly enjoy each of the squeals. I am currently reading episode 12 but I do have on caveat for those interested in starting out... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Michael J
4.0 out of 5 stars Good SciFi Fun
The story was a lot of fun. There are some instances with the character development that were a little rough for me but over all I give 4 stars for the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Michele menzel
I should have known that a book that Israele so well writen that it would be a continous story.
I robot like to taken in like that. The first time a volume is priced anice. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Epic Space Saga
I love the space-navy genre but what I specifically like about this series is the accurate portrayal of the naval officer. Read more
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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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