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

Ryk Brown
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Book Description

EPISODE 1: "AURORA: CV-01"

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.



EPISODE 2: "THE RINGS OF HAVEN"

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.



EPISODE 3: "THE LEGEND OF CORINAIR"

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
  • ASIN: B00AVBNBHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,891 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 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 20 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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12 of 13 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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29 of 36 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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8 of 9 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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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Summary of these 3 books in a nutshell.... Meh April 12, 2013
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You can summarize these 3 books (and the 3 following for that matter) in very simple way. Impossibly lucky captain somehow survives every impossible encounter, followed by repairing the ship just enough to survive the next impossible encounter. Repeat 6 times and you've got the entire published saga in a nutshell. Just not believable, even for military scifi standards.
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Military SF from a civilian. January 28, 2014
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If someone is going to author a novel even partly about the military, they should research the topic thoroughly. This author knows nothing about military structure, tactics, history, customs or rank. EG: Navy Captains don't have 'bars' for rank - that's an Army/Air Force /Marine rank that is 3 grades below a Navy Captain.
The relationships described between the personnel would not exist.
As for 'a pilot either has it or they don't', please! Pilots spend endless hours training and are discouraged from instinctive reaction. That's why there are check lists, standard procedures, standards pilots, inspectors, check rides, line checks, etc, etc.
I stopped reading shortly into 'Episode 1' because of the ludicrous characterization.
There are many good military & military SF authors out there,
this isn't one of them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars but with a good effort at character and plot development
Fast paced, but with a good effort at character and plot development. Overall, it's an enjoyable read.
Published 5 days ago by Steve
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Scifi Book
Pretty good scifi, space navy type book. It got better as the story went on, will be buying book 4.
Published 5 days ago by Stephen Burch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book series!
Great book series! Awesome character development and edge of your seat writing.
Published 6 days ago by N. Perez
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Readable
Published 9 days ago by Michael Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this, looking forward to the
Enjoyed this
, looking forward to the rest
Published 9 days ago by carly_wa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great fun, keep it going
Published 13 days ago by sean patrick clary
4.0 out of 5 stars a quick paced fun to read book
a quick paced fun to read book. A can't lose deal with my Kindle Prime membership. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Inferior Startrek voyager
Inferior version of startrek voyager. They have a jump drive that can instantly transport them many light years, There first jump they transport 1 light year then due t0 ah... Read more
Published 14 days ago by J. Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great soap opera. Has me hooked.
Published 15 days ago by mack o frost
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series you will like it a lot
Great story - and very fun to read. Picture it like a series on TV or something similar. I liked it so much I purchased every episode in the series. Read more
Published 17 days ago by CD066
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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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