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Ep.#9 - "Resistance" (The Frontiers Saga) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Jeffrey Kafer is an avid performer on the stage and in voice-overs. He has narrated over one hundred books spanning all genres, and he won the 2008 Voicey Award for Best New Voice. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00G11C7L2
- Publisher : Frontiers Saga Publishing Inc. (October 18, 2013)
- Publication date : October 18, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 567 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 271 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #110,482 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I truly love a good space opera, and I have read many, and this has become one of my favorites. I have only one complaint. I know that this series has to come to a conclusion but I will be so sorry to say goodbye to the characters that I will probably not read the last installment for a long time just so I will have that one last chance to spend time with them. Maybe Ryk can keep them going for a long time since the Jung seem to have captured a very large number of systems? How about it Ryk? I think I speak for a good many others when I say that I will keep right on buying everything about Nathan and the gang that you want to write as long as you keep the quality this good.
I really do like to follow the adventures of Captain Scott and his crew. The author have created a great universe with a lot of interesting and, mostly, likable characters. In this book he introduces a few new interesting ones. One of them coming in the form of the Ghatazhak which, although they were kind of “introduced” in a previous instalment, have not had a role to play until now.
After the previous book I thought that the stage was set for some serious Jung butt-kicking but, although there are indeed some Jung butt-kicking in this book, it is not the one I expected. Instead the author keeps us waiting for that dish that is “best served cold” a little while longer. It was not what I expected, or maybe I should say hoped for, but I cannot say that I mind too much since the book was quite good anyway and now I still have something to look forward to.
I do not think I am spoiling things too much when I say that the Aurora are, for once, in a better shape at the end of the book than at the beginning of it which also helps keeping my happiness level up. Having said that the Aurora herself do not play a significant role in this book other than as a command center and means of transportation and even the latter is barely due to the unfortunate events in the previous book.
If there is not that much going on in space there are more happening dirtside. Given the title of the book I do not think I really have to spell out the general nature of those events. Ryk Brown is quite good at writing dirtside stories as well as space ones and this book is no exception to that. I have to say that I like the ship to ship battles in space best though.
Anyway, I enjoyed the book very much and am now, again, looking forward to the next one. These books are simple and fun adventure stories. Nothing more but certainly nothing less.
"The first resistance fighter pulled a key from his pocket and unlocked the door, swinging it open. “I got it!” he announced. The second resistance fighter ducked through the doorway, and another one followed him. The third resistance fighter came charging down the street and headed for the open door. Synda’s mouth dropped open. “Tony?” she mumbled. The third resistance fighter glanced at Synda as he passed, a confused look on his face."
This is a recurring complaint of mine throughout the series, words like "hatch" and "platform" a dozen half dozen times in a single paragraph can be clunky. As well, a lack of abbreviation, acronyms or slang for things like "bio-digital plague" where simply "plague" or BDP might be less clunky.
Top reviews from other countries
The series beguns like a Star Trek voyager remake, but by episode 9 it has developed a character if it's own. The story is exciting enough to keep you page turning and the characters are well developed. If you enjoy space opera, this is a series for you.
I really have only one criticism - the space battles are described shot by shot, and over the course of the series that gets a bit tedious. The same can be said for fights on the ground. We could cope, I certainly could, with less, inevitably, repetitious detail.