Written by Ryk Brown

Number 11 in The Frontiers Saga

Publisher: Ryk Brown
Pages: 518
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Published: 2014-05-01
Original Language: English

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.

Read from 2020-07-27 to 2020-08-16
Read in English
Rating: 4/5
Review: Born of the Ashes continues what is becoming the increasingly epic tale that is The Frontiers Saga, and while this instalment is a bit of a slow burn, the fuse certainly reaches the explosives eventually, and it ends with an appropriately large bang.

The more I read this series, the less I feel that it’s fair to judge each book in the series as… well… a book. This was far from my favourite book in the series overall, as a large part of it was housekeeping to bridge the gaps in the story. But in the whole it’s understandably inevitable, and I can’t really blame it.

While I started having serious doubts as to whether all the setup would pay itself off in this book, in the end it really did. Sure, the book threw most of the applicable clichés and tropes under the sun at the reader all at once, but sometimes there is something to be said for clichés. Sometimes they work – and, for me, in Born of the Ashes, they really did work.

If you feel like reading a sci-fi with an incredible amount of books, that’s still being written, there is no reason not to start this series. At 11 books I’m not even halfway through the books that have already been written, and at this point I have no doubts that the sum of these books is going to be epic in every sense of the word. I can’t see these books not becoming iconic at some point, so you might as well start reading them sooner rather than later.