The Weak and the Innocent
A ship in the hands of their enemy…
A liberation gone wrong…
A chance to double their ranks…
A bold and daring plan…
Their support from the Pentaurus cluster dwindling fast, the Alliance faces new and unpleasant realities in the Sol sector. But untoward changes also bring unexpected opportunities… The 'trick' is in how you use them.
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The Ghatazhak play a key role in this book and Jessica and Commander Telis are at odds with each other. Jessica is also upset as her brother was the Captain of the scout ship that was taken by the Jung.
The Pentaurus Cluster is ...more
Not quite sure all the plot mechanics are fully plausible without some serious flaws in enemy command. But they pass minimums. Lots of secondary characters get little time in the spotlight between combat scenes. Not quite as many science flaws planting themselves center stage. But quite a few math errors in movement and perspectives - e.g. objects would not appear drift away slowly at 1% power of main engines that is still acceleration on the order of 1500 ...more
On Earth politics rears its ugly head as an Admiral turned politician starts an Earth 1st movement. Earth ships should defend Earth and not her allies. This potentially pits a crimp into...more
This installment had a lot of details in the action and pace of the last novel, and seemed to focus in on a few discrete items vs. the bigger picture of where the series may be going (or not). While certainly enjoyable, this installment to the series seemed to leave quite a bit more open and unanswered questions in comparison to the ...more
I have been reading the saga for last few months. After fourteen books I still enjoy the story and will read the next book. As all series certain parts better then others. The author built expansive universe that allows to have a good space opera stage. There are battles , spy excursions, new weapons and few characters that keep me coming back for more. Look forward to a next part.
I say episode because Mr Brown does such a great job describing the scenes, I can see them in my mind. I know the people and I'm saddened when I lose my friends The action as always is non stop and the characters like Loki and Josh and Nathan and Jessica keep the story personal and fun. Can't wait to read the next one.!
most of this book is somewhat mundane and advancing the larger scene of the series, but there are still some very exciting parts.
without giving anything away, there is one very touching part helping to show the human side of war and survival
The unfortunate events in the Pentaurus cluster, which I still is not too happy with story-wise, are of course also having unwanted ...more
This review is on The Weak And The Innocent from The Frontiers Saga Episode 14 by Ryk Brown. It is Book 14 in a long running series that is finally coming to an end.
Episode 14 seems to start where Episode 13 left off. One of the captains of a Scout ship is trying to find the Jung battleship that escaped with another Scout ship that has Jump Drive capability. They must find it at all costs.
Captain Suvan Navarro of the Avendahl is trying to protect Princess Deliza after her ...more
The Alliance is still going strong and a thousand super soldier's minus hundreds of casualties are tasked with conquering entire planets. I don't think it works that way but if it does I don't believe it.
The U.S. Military committed more than three hundred thousand troops to the pacification of Iraq. It was a sparsely populated country, and not even the dominant one in a smallish region of Earth.
The veneer of personality on most of the characters has faded over the last several books ...more
Some of the characters are a little wooden, but it's nice to see a major character being slapped back into line from their usual in-your-face east of doing things.
Part of me does wonder when a ship gets written off by the insurers as uninsurable, given the number of times it's ended up being ...more
Having spent his entire life "thinking stuff up", the advent of digital publishing has ...more