Book Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Audiobook
Book Series: The Frontiers Saga part 1 #2
Released: 2/3/2012 by Ryk Brown
Pages: 241 Price: $2.99
Buy the Book: Amazon Ep.2 – “The Rings of Haven” (The Frontiers Saga)
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library
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.
I was surprised that my library actually purchased the second instalment of this series, there must be someone else that suggested the addition to their online catalog too. I still don’t have high hopes that I will ever finish the series, as there is something like 19 parts and the only easy way to get a hold of them is an e-book through Amazon limiting their availability.
Took me a moment to piece together what happened in part one but once I remembered I did enjoy the story. Not quite as much as the first but it is difficult to keep the action going in episodic fiction. Sometimes you have a slower book than others, wherein a longer piece the slow parts are used to break up the action. Sometimes when a story is released this way, in parts, you end up with a part that is simply all slow.
The story still feels a lot like an episode of Star Trek where the crew interacts with a potentially hostile new world after being marooned on the other side of the galaxy, Voyager anyone. Don’t get me wrong I love that aspect of the story. I would like to know more about what happened to humanity on Earth, we still get teased with the setback to the human race but I don’t feel like we were ever really explained what happened. A couple more pieces were shared but the events still a great mystery to me.
Bottom line I still like the series. The author is talented and tells a great science fiction space opera story. If I get a chance to continue through my library I will but if not then I will probably let this one go. The price is fair, but for so many parts $3 will add up quickly and prices this story right out of my affordability range. If you have access to Kindle Unlimited, however, this story is one that you can read for free and would be a great option.
My Rating: 3 Stars