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Rise of the Alliance

(The Frontiers Saga (Part 1) #12)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,884 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Episode 12

A new ally providing aid…
An old ally joining the fight…
Their resources growing with each passing day…
Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery…

Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance, as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.
Kindle Edition, 470 pages
Published October 12th 2014 by Ryk Brown (first published October 7th 2014)
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Jean
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is book twelve in the frontier Saga series. It is best to read this series in order.
At the end of the last book, the Aurora and the Celestia were battling the Jung Battle Platform when the Corinairi Falcons arrived to help. Earth is saved but in terrible shape. The Ghatazhak are needed to keep law and order on the planet.

The ships need to be fixed up and resupplied. Captain Nathan Scott wants to take the battle to the Jung but the Jung still are after the Earth. Nathan suspects he has a
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Kathleen
This book is entertaining. Some characters are pretty cool.
But I'm tired of hamstrung phrases like "each and every" and "one and only" etc. And "mumbles" really gets overused. Everyone "mumbles" in this series. Battleship commanders, doctors, politicians. They don't mutter or murmur or remark. It would be better if they just "said" stuff.
And the bad guys pull off more and more crap and then quickly die. No emotionally satisfying death scene, with confession or begging for their life. No
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Jim
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Last time we left our heroes, they were just defeating a Jung War Platform of immense size. If it wasn’t for the last minute showing of the Corinairi supplied Falcons from the Pentaurus Cluster that battle would certainly have been lost. But they did show in the nick of time and the Alliance won the day!

Earth is saved for now. But, since Earth has already been occupied and ravaged by the Jung twice, there’s not much to cheer about. The Jung used nuclear weapons in many, many places on Earth and
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PETER F DEKAM
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a ride!

I thought this series might be getting a little long in the tooth, Nothing doing! What a rip snorting wild ride!!! Buy this book!!!
Clayton Falter
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Big action ... Hollywood physics

Author just did not have time to consult or learn it himself I guess. Besides what he did works better from a Hollywood spectular drams for the masses standpoint. Still he did not recognize that space folding drive means wormhole creation or jumpdrive. Essentially the described spacefolding drive is very similar to the author jump drive - just using a continuous series of superfast microjumps rather than long jumps. So actually the jump drive ships should have
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Frank Drago
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written series.
It seems like what would happen in real space wars. The fact that there are Humanoid races through out space, and that they all seemed to have their origins from earth doesn't defy logic, or probably.
My reference point is Asimov's Foundation series, this is the Father of SciFi serialization. The other series is The Green Mile, by Stephen King. This was literally published in one of the weely magizines like Saturday Evening Post. Each new issue had the next
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John (JP)
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rise of the Alliance(The Frontiers Saga, #12). The series has been a fun summer romp. Brown begins to examine what life is like on Earth after the battles in space. Democracy falls apart. Life on the streets is kill or be killed. The Ghatazhak are needed to keep law and order and impose it in a despotic way.

Nathan Scot's leadership is challenged when captains who have ridden out the war in deep freeze are defrosted. Brown uses this to examine concepts around the chain of command and authority.

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JP
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
With Rise of the Alliance, we're really getting towards the end of the series. The stakes are getting higher, the enemy ships are getting bigger, and the battle jargon is getting denser.

At first Aurora and Celestia are all beat up again (of course), but for the moment, they have time. By the end, battle has escalated heartily. The Alliance fleet is growing, there are even more jump capable ships, and even more Ghatazhak. They're going to win eventually, that's to be expected, but it's still
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Peter Sidell
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many threads start to come together

A few new players, while many of the storylines threads begin to come together. A lot of detail to the science and action. I wish there were drawings of the spaceships and the battle station. While the word picture has a lot of detail a real image would be fun to see. This story is beginning to seem a little like the serials at a Saturday matinee. Still each 'book'is self contained. That being said something will be lost if they were read out of order.
Dawn Signoretti
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gripping, non-stop action!

I haven't been able to put any of Ryk Brown's books down once started! The space battles in Rise of the Alliance are incredibly intense and written so I can see in my mind what is happening as if on a movie screen! I can't wait to start the next book in this series.
Shelly Singhal
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good use of KKV

The KKV is my favorite piece of machinery, and I wish they used it more. Also, these guys go through navigators like candy. I've never read about more dead navigators. They must wear red shirts.

I'm ready for the earth to win this war. I've grown weary of the Jung. Also, Telles is now my favrorite character. He's like a ninja Yoda.
David
The EDF has defeated a battle platform, a huge ship about 12 miles across. Now, they have to prepare in case another one comes their way. They have to strengthen their alliances, and make an unexpected discovery.

Nathan gets second-guessed by seasoned professionals.
Louise Pass
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shifting objectives fighting on

Consolidating resources and coordinating assets the battle for and above the Earth continues. Our heroes grow and develop, pushing the limits of their technology, rushing towards climax. Read this series!
David Syzdek
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding space thriller

The Frontiers Saga continues to be an epic space military adventure. Episode 12 builds on the earlier episodes with some twists and turns along the way. It's a fantastic adventure.
Ken Hammond
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Jung just got to hate them, admire their courage.
Michael D Kirchner
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sci-Fi space opera series at it's best!!!
Kyle
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the series. Very action packed. my only complaint would be that the narrative jumps around too quickly between characters.
Tony Sickles
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These Episodes Just Keep Getting Better!

I’ve binged through 12 books/episodes and am eagerly consuming them. This is a terrific space opera. I can’t wait for the next.
Tim Rodkey
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Battle

Good battle for Earth between the foreign battle platform and the few surviving Earth ships, plus help from a few allies.


Ben
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
med middle, ending was very well done
Phil Tiffany
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started reading the Frontiers Saga in late January. Can't seem to put them down. Thoroughly enjoying the characters and space battle scenes.
Matt Morgan
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was really enjoying this series until this book. The way it ended kept me from reading the next one in the series.
Bryce Carr
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good series with very well written characters. Very much enjoyed the whole series start to finish.
Robert Guy
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I have a weakness for space opera. The battles were a little repetitive but I look forward to more. This one was especially battle heavy. Need more exploration.
Chad
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, x1, frontiers-saga
Don't get me wrong, I still love this series, it's just sometimes I feel like I'm reading the same battles over and over.
Per Gunnar
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is undoubtedly a very good book but…they, bloody hell, shot up the Aurora…again!

Let’s get the ranting over with right away. This book would have gotten a full 10 out of 10 stars if it was not for the fact that this shooting Aurora to pieces in more or less every book got old several books ago and the extreme extent to which it is done again and again and again is not very realistic. There is no way they could shoot her to pieces like that and then fix her up over and over again. The frame
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Don Viecelli
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
From My Newsletter Number 84:

This review is on Rise Of The Alliance from The Frontiers Saga Episode 12 by Ryk Brown. It is Book 12 in a long running series that continues to entertain military science fiction readers.

Episode 12 begins with Commander Maxwell Dumar, the close friend of Casimir, preparing to jump the Karuzara asteroid towards Earth to help Captain Nathan Scott survive the war with the Jung. Casimir is doing everything in his power to send aid to Captain Scott even though his home
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Jason
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
It's amazing that after 12 books in the series that the story is not only still strong, but getting better.
This is the installment that I think most fans have been waiting for, when the Alliance finally go on the offensive and are 'reactive' rather than defensive for the first time in the series.
As I have said in previous reviews, this is a great fun read, something to sit back and relax and enjoy, it is not meant to be a heavy 'science' read, but it is very engaging, with fantastic characters,
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Patrick
Aug 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
Getting boring

The brave crew of the ship go to battle again and win against the old enemy. They are joined by new ships and have more weapons. These are all supplied by Earth, which has been ruined. How?

The Anglo-Centric forces are incredibly not diverse and it seems that only Europeans and North Americans have the drive and skills to join the navy and fight for the planet. They also are the only people to colonize space for the same reasons, I guess.

As long as elections are scheduled,
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This series has become an old standby of great space opera and military space adventure. I have no doubts when I pick up a new book in this series that I will be entertained. The characters will grow, the story will progress, the action will get hot and heavy, usually on multiple occasions, and the details will be there. Rise of the Alliance was a good mix of world building, plot expansion and logistics, mixed with those intense battle scenes that Brown writes so well. It was a bit heavy on the ...more
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Born in 1960 and raised on an overdose of television, NASA, and science fiction, Ryk Brown has worked as a cook, rock guitarist, stage lighting technician, and paramedic. He currently resides in Northern California with his wife, daughter, and cat. By day he fixes computers, and by night he creates stories.
Having spent his entire life "thinking stuff up", the advent of digital publishing has
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The Frontiers Saga (Part 1) (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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