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

Ryk Brown
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 657 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ryk Brown (Dec 30 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting sci fi with a traditional approach June 6 2014
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I had this author's series recommended to me and decided to give it a try. It is like reading a WW2 novel with the twist of modern sci-fi. Sometimes it is predictable but quite often the writer does something unusual that keeps you coming back. I am now on book #8, so I guess I am thoroughly hooked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great space pulp series Jan. 3 2014
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This series is a blend of Star Trek (the new movies) meets Battlestar Galactica. It's light, easy to get into and keeps you turning pages.

I love the shorter, more frequent format as well, I don't feel as disconnected as I do with some books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Series, Non-stop Adventure at its finest! Jan. 27 2015
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I came across this series monthes before i read it. It sat in my Kindle store faves list for a long time. When i finally begn reading the first book, I couldn't put it down. Once I finished it, I immediately purchased the next book. Then the next, and the next one after that, and so on. Now I'm waiting for the next book in the series. I can't get enough. Ryk Brown has now been added to my list of favorite authors!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for adults Oct. 24 2013
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On a positive note, this book is well edited and formatted; I have no negative impressions of spelling, grammar, page layout or kindle formatting. However, the plot is cliche and simplistic, the science is weak, the characters are unimpressive and the setting started out with promise but became increasingly unbelievable as I read on. This book is written as though in preparation for a movie adaptation: it lacks depth and describes things which could be implied. I will probably finish it, but I will almost certainly regret it afterwards.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3....a roller coaster ride with perfect pacing June 1 2014
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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 :)
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable read! Feb. 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.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-Fi Series May 10 2013
By A. Benson - Published on
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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.
35 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but. Jan. 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.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek on steroids! Oct. 12 2013
By joe pace - Published on
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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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