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Born of The Ashes: Great book in The Frontiers Saga series

Born of The AshesBorn of The Ashes (The Frontiers Saga #11) by Ryk Brown
My rating: 9 out of 10 stars

A world in chaos…
An eager new ally…
A newly acquired ship…
An even greater threat on its way…

Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day… even if it means the end of his world.

This is a great book in The Frontiers Saga series. It is perhaps the best one so far. The crew of the Aurora have liberated Earth…almost. Jung infiltrators are still making life miserable down on Earth and the problem with liberating a world is that afterwards you must be able to hold it which is easier said than done.

In this book we get to follow the crew of the Aurora, their friends and what is left of Earth’s government in their struggle to hold on to what they have liberated. At the same time Prince Casimir is struggling with an uncooperative parliament when trying to bring reinforcements to Earth. There is plenty of action, both dirt side and in space interleaved with preparations to survive the coming onslaught by the Jung. Unfortunately the Jung also have some surprises for the defenders and when they bring in their huge battle platforms go downhill rapidly.

Although the Jung do not play exactly as Captain Scott & Co would have liked to the book do not really bring us any big surprises. It is good, solid and uncomplicated adventure with our bunch of likable, and now familiar, characters. The action is really good. Especially the one in space and, although not fully completed yet, Aurora’s sister ship now joins the fight.

If I should complain about something it would be the obstructive dimwits in the Takaran parliament. I simply do not like that kind of political nonsense. Also, our friends are now capable of fabricating pretty much anything, including new fabricators, thus I find it rather strange that they still seem incapable of equipping the Aurora and her sister ship with shield generators instead of letting them be shot to pieces all the time.

Anyway, I am quite looking forward to the next book. I would not say that this one ended in a cliffhanger but rather at a logical pause in the conflict. It will be interesting to see where the author goes next.

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