- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 670 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ryk Brown (19 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006OBOIPC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 78 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ep.#1 - "Aurora: CV-01" (The Frontiers Saga) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 15 in The Frontiers Saga (15 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
There are some interesting ideas but some coincidences required to make the plot work are far-fetched indeed once you think about them.
The idea of a space-craft approaching at 0.5C and blowing up, showering the Aurora with debris is entertaining, but don't think too hard about the energies involved otherwise it'll spoil the story.
All in all, I've rated it 3 stars, if the beginning had been as good as when he got into his stride later on in the book then I would have given it a 4. I WILL be reading the sequel as soon as I finish this review.
Pro's - Interesting supporting cast, solid plot, enjoyable and well managed battle scenes.
Con's - Slow start, lead character is annoying, ending needed more drama.
My biggest gripe is that it feels like a Prologue rather than a story in its own right. I realise it sets you up for more books, but I'm left feeling like the scene's been set for a story which just ends.
But, it can't have been all bad because I read it over two nights and I've just bought the second, if not just to see what happens next. Is it going to be just another Star Trek Voyager...or something else? (Hint, hint Ryk Brown!)
I wish the author all the best, but suggest he reads some Alastair Reynolds for how well space and characters can be done.
Perhaps what makes this series stand out is that both the good guys and the bad guys are human. We don't have to have the whole alien species thing, although "human" in this case does encompass a pretty broad spectrum.
You do need to read them in sequence, but as someone else says, at this price, they are pretty good value for money. It might also be helpful for new readers to have a bit of an intro that can be skipped to recap the plot. I read the first four one after another so not an issue, but by the time 5,6 and 7 come out there might be a bit of a pause.
I wish for them to be a tad longer because I read fast, but am sure that most readers who like space opera will find them very satisfying and a great holiday read. Keep em coming!!!!
So, where is Book two?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good enjoyable story, once you get past the Captain Kirk attitude of Nathan Scott at the beginning. Once again Ryk Brown has created a good set of characters
I'm not usually... Read more
An excellent start to the series. I think so far it promises to continue to be very interesting throughout the remainder of the series.
I picked this series up because of Kindle Unlimited and I was hooked in a matter of chapters, the story is well conceived and very well written. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Malvarlo
Excellent start and reasonably competent writing makes this a fun read. Quite a believable sci-fi setting also.Published 10 months ago by Mr. Mark Jones
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