A time to recover. A chance to make a new ally. A brief respite to repair and rearm. An opportunity for a people to regain their honor. For every civilization there comes a moment when a stand must be made against tyranny. The time has come for the Alliance to draw a line in the sand.
©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor
Say something about yourself!
My other reviews cover a lot of this Saga.
Jeffrey Kafer is just brilliant and makes this series as an Audiobook - if you see him as a Narrator in anything else, don't miss it.
Part 5 sees the Nathan and the Aurora Crew having a breather and a chance to repair and rearm. Nathan has bold plans for the Sector, but can he pull them off so that he can finally have an edge in this conflict and go home? Will all the parties be interested? Will his crew follow him?
This is a pivotal chapter in the series and again, Ryk Brown does such a great job of writing such a complex political piece, making it so easy to read/listen to, and enjoyable.
I love his work, and only hope that this series continues for a long time.
Hopefully whilst he continues to write, Jeffrey Kafer continues to Narrate!
"Wish audible would have a special on this series"
Yes by far and even better then the text to speech version
I read all 9 books in the series and then listen to all 9 books with my son using text to speech. We both love this series... My son saw that this book had a special whispersync price of $2.99 since we already had the kindle version and bought the audible version. He told me that the audible version was a 100 times better than the text to speech version. These books are too short to waste our credits, too expensive to buy so we are hoping to get them during an audible special.
"A page turner"
I have enjoyed this series. I had chosen to read Ryk Brown’s books because he is a local author. Many years ago my mother suggests that I always attempt to read authors from our area. I have done that over the years but now with e-books and the machine that our local book store has that prints books up while you wait more local people are writing, some good, some bad and some are great. For avid readers like me it’s exciting to have access to such an array of books. Ryk Brown is one of the self published Amazon e-book authors that has gone on to great success.
This is book five in the series. In the last book, Aurora arrived in Corinari in bad shape and the second in command, Cameron, needing a hospital. In this book the people of Corinari are helping to refit the Aurora and install newer more sophisticated technology.
I found it great to see how Brown has developed our key protagonist, Nathan Scott, from a rash know- it- all young man into a mature leader. Brown is also taking this time to develop the other members of the crew. It seems that Brown is using this book to develop the characters more and further flesh out the plot. While Aurora is being refitted the crew is helping in the defense of Corinari. It appears that Nathan and Corinari are forming a new alliance of planets in the Darvano system to rebel against the Ta’Akar. Toward the end of the book the Aurora’s repairs are completed and for the first time she has a complete crew with volunteers from Corinari and allied planets. Aurora and new crew is test when two Ta’Akar warships arrive it system and battle begins. Brown writes good space battle scenes and seems to improve with each book.
Needless to say the book is well written and moves at a good pace. The suspense keeps building and the reader knows that a big fight with the Ta’Akar is coming. Jeffrey Kafer does a good job narrating this series. Kafer is a voice over artist and a 2015 Audie Award finalist for audiobook narration.
"Continuing saga-keeping me reading!"
Yes, definitely. I am already reading the next in the series.
The Slaver War series is similiar and also very exciting.
A method of incorporating a few illustrations showing the ship and it's layout would help in visualizing what the author is verbalizing would be helpful.
The narration is excellent.
"continuing saga of decent space opera"
continuing story. still feel the first couple of books could have easily been combined 1&2, 3&4 would have kept pace better. still good enough to continue to see what happens next.
Only complaint is the plot twist we could all see from miles away :) The various characters are what drew me into this story and its what continues to keep me interested. They have all grown up in a very short time. I cant wait for the next book as it seems to me that will be even more interesting to see how they handle coming home and what they find and the reaction to what they have done.
"Building to Something Great!"
This book stands on it's own well and is a necessary building block to a final showdown with the baddies in the series. Be prepared to pick up the next in the series to see this final showdown in action. If you've gotten this far in the series, you know you're hooked anyways.
love the adventure and the narrator just wish they would put two books together to make it longer
"Excellent book and narration!"
I love to read. The problem is that I don't have a lot of time. So, I kill 2 birds with one stone. Audio books. Now. Some are OK, some are obviously just a person reading the text and some have wonderful a wonderful narrator that puts the FEELING into it. You become involved you truly enjoy the content. Aside from this series being great, it's the narrator that has truly given it life!
this continuing Saga really heated up with this book I was really glad that I went ahead and finished it I am looking forward to the rest of the Saga
"Didn't see that one coming!"
In Rise of the Corinari my deductive skills were a sad 50-50. I knew that the Aurora was being used by two people. Each one meeting the Cap-
Tain in unrelated circumstances and each one anxious to roll the crew to their proposals. That's the part I was right about. After that, I was not even close to who was a white hat and who wore the black ones. I spent a good deal of my listen hollering at my IPad , "You're kidding!!"
Of course I was blindsided by two of the best to create an audio book ,
Brown and Kafer. One writes the magic and the other reads the magic,
proving they're word wizards of the 1st Order! If you play the" I've got it figured out" game with your listens, this whole series, to date, has been the best! Try it!
I had expected better with this book. However, if you like listening to simulation after simulation, then this is the book or you. The only action took place in the last chapter or so. I doubt I will follow the series, although I have worse.
This series is captivating. the story drags you in. Brilliantly written. Narration is easy to listen to. I look forward to the next book
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