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Beyond the Horizon

(Beyond Saga #2)

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Ensign Maya Davis has had her sights set on the captaincy of a starship since she launched her first toy rocket into Earth orbit at age four. But not long after she departs the solar system aboard humankind's first interstellar vessel, New Horizons, sabotage cripples the ship, killing a third of the crew and stranding the expedition light years from home under the siege of ...more
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Published May 1st 2016 by Beyond Innovation Books
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Archit Ojha
Another treat.

Science Fiction books with a blend of emotions has always been my favorite reads and I'm elevated to list this series in my favorites category.

An excellently written, fast paced and literally breath-taking action scenes in between various plot twists, Greg Spry brings you his observations and perceptions of what the future would be like.

We get to encounter the struggles of Brooke and Maya. Maya is set to visit different worlds but she has to confront things never faced before. S
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Todd
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in this series! The character development, plot, conflict and attention to details was incredible. You can tell they did their research on the technical, scientific aspects. I like books that really make you use your imagination because of concepts you rarely think about. For example, the Penphins, how a race of intelligent beings can develop so differently than humans, how the gravity and brightness / luminance of their star caused completely different development. I'm sure I ...more
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
I reviewed Beyond Cloud Nine, the first book in the Beyond Saga, a couple of weeks ago, and had high praise for it. I’m happy to say that Greg Spry replicates, in Beyond the Horizon, what made the first book so successful without making it basically a clone of the second book. Even though the action focuses a lot on Maya Davis, Brooke still plays a large – pivotal, even – role in the story. Again, actions have consequences, politics are rife with intrigue, and the even though this book advances ...more
Dawn
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Beyond the Horizon" felt like a much longer book than "Beyond Cloud Nine". Although there is plenty of action, some parts really dragged for me. I also found the characters to be a little bit hollow.
Despite that though, it's a good read (and the second book in a series always has a lot to live up to when you enjoyed the first!).
Robin
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got me right from the start. Well written and action packed. Sci-Fy not my thing but couldn't put this down.
Read Ng
Reading book 2 in anticipation of receiving book 3 as a Review Copy Giveaway. I obtained this ebook in anticipation of reading book 3. I am not a fan of ebooks. I think reading on a device provides me too much of a distraction. I sometimes find myself wandering off into the internet and away from my reading. That’s what “surfing the web” was all about in the first place. It may contribute to my tendency to not rate ebooks as high and my many times lack of focus on the book.

The story overall take
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April
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
A well-written science fiction novel full of action and great characters. I haven't read the first book in the series but I picked this up anyway, I was a little confused at some parts but overall it was good and worth the read.
I would really recommend this book for those who love a good science fiction novel. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Underground Book Reviews
For every breath-taking space battle or face to face brawl, there’s a puzzling plot twist, and Spry does a wonderful job of realising the mythos and politics of his unique vision of the future. The result is a space adventure young and old alike can get their teeth into, with great ideas, likeable heroes and a plot that doesn’t stand still.

Read the rest of this review and others at UndergroundBookReviews.org
Susan
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of Beyond the Horizon by Greg Spry, the second in his Beyond Saga. It is primarily the story of Maya, niece and adopted daughter to Brooke, the protagonist from Beyond Cloud Nine. Maya is not as flawed a character as Brooke, but has her own demons to battle once she learns the supposed truth of the death of her mother. Maya continues the family tradition of flight, not being a fighter pilot as was Brooke, but chosen to serve aboard the first inte ...more
Mick Bird
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another great read

In the second book of this series, it continues the story of Brooke and her niece Maya. Once again we see Brooke placing everything on the line to save her niece. Maya is a new ensign aboard earth's first starship that will visit a new world. But there is big problems for her and his class mates. Read to see how they overcome some of the issues but find that they are still waiting for them back at home.
Chad Malone
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Won this a in a Goodreads giveaway here never read any book in this series so this was some parts seemed a little confusing but for the most part it could be read as a stand alone novel i think; All in all this was an amazing sci fi book set up in a very interesting future it has it all action, betrayal, the fight for survival, war, imprisonment (seems like alot of that) androids and so much more! Really worth reading if you like science fiction; looking forward sometime to getting and reading t ...more
Marcus
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

This was a very well written book with plenty of action, suspense, drama, and characters. The situations were well thought out and implemented, character development was well planned, and the situations were not rushed or less developed.
Tashfin Awal
I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways and have chosen to give my honest opinion about it.
This book was fantastic! I read many sci-fi novels, but this one seems to top it off! The adventure was quite the joy ride, and the characters were so relatable! Watching the characters develop was truly satisfying, and the plot development kept me flipping page after page. Loved it!
Kathy Heare Watts
I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. I am paying it forward by passing this book along to a friend or family member who I think will enjoy it too.
Mike
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book

I had a good time reading this book. I like the way the author tells the story which has many twists and turns. Love the characters he has built and feel like I know them. This is a good book from a great series.
Wendy
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been lucky enough to get an early copy of Beyond the Horizon to review. I haven’t reviewed a novel before so it’s taken a while to write it up but here it is.

The background:
Beyond the Horizon continues the story of Brooke, from Beyond Cloud Nine, and introduces Maya, her niece.

Brooke has raised Maya after her mother was killed but there is friction between aunt and niece. Recently Brooke gave Maya a “C” grade as a pilot. Now Maya won’t even talk to her aunt! We find out later on that the g
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Jim
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuing with my male chauvinist attitude of not liking female heroines in science fiction books, I still read this book and even enjoyed it. Now we have two such females, both very capable at what they do and both with definite attitudes that don’t make them the most likable people. Brooke Davis is the Aunt of Maya Davis. Maya is now grown and doing her own thing which is becoming part of the IEF (Interstellar Expeditionary Force). She has been assigned to the New Horizon, the first human shi ...more
Tom Watson
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the Horizon is a wonderful and exciting book, a worthy sequel to Beyond Cloud Nine.

I adore the use of science and forethought in this series! The aliens feel actually alien, but can still be related to. This is refreshing compared to the usual human-like aliens with only minor physical changes. The plot is also quite different. It's as though Tom Clancy, David Weber, and Arthur C. Clarke got together and wrote the book.

[Character Parts]
The story has a wonderful feel to it. You end up lik
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Stephen Drake
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading "Beyond Cloud Nine", Greg Spry's first book in this series, I was left wondering what was going to happen next with the characters and their situations and relationships. I also had a level of expectation for any following books.

"Beyond the Horizon", the second book in the series, did not disappoint. I found it to be compelling, imaginative, and immersive. There were plenty of plot twists and political intrigues to satisfy, at least until the next book in the series. The characters
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Anelise
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Beyond The Horizon by Greg Spry, the second book in the Beyond Saga. I was so excited for this book and couldn’t wait to read it, but had to put it aside for later because I had a lot of other books I needed to read first. I finally got to reading this book and let me say, I am in love! This book was way better than Beyond Cloud Nine! Now I cannot wait for Beyond Yesterday to come out, and Beyond The Horizon hasn't even officially been released yet! Als ...more
April
This book is unique in its' own element, and a great read.

I was amazed from the beginning till the end. I know I have started reading the Beyond Saga in the wrong order, as I started reading Book 2 before Book 1, but as mentioned by the author, Book 2 can be read as a standalone - which is true, as I didn't feel lost or confused by what's happening in the book.

To start off, I love the sci-fi theme going on in this book, I was amazed by the overall story plot and the attention to detail to keep
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Beth Lequeuvre
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance copy of this book and wasn't sure what to expect. I hadn't read the first (which I will definitely have to remedy) book in the series and sometimes you can't read a book from a series as a stand alone. This one stands alone brilliantly.

The story alternates between Ensign Maya Davis, a talented young girl at the beginning of her career in space, and Brooke, her bad ass fighter pilot aunt who has taken care of her since her parents died. The timeframe for this tale is between
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Linas
I received a copy of this book from "GoodReads" giveaway in exchange for an honest review. For me it's a first book in "Beyond Saga" by Greg Spry. So far story seems to be interesting and I can easily follow the story even I haven't read a first book. This epic sci-fi adventures story starts with cliché for me then main heroine Ensign Maya Davis is late for her most importand day: launch ceremony of first intersteller vessel "New Horizons". But after that story takes a bit different turn with au ...more
Melinda M
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads-done
Beyond the Horizon by Greg Spry is the second book in the Beyond Saga series. It keeps your interest and makes you want to see what happens next. Greg Spry does a great job of weaving the story between Brook who is the heroine of the first book in the series and her niece who is an ensign. Greg Spry weaves you into his world with the new technology and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The book is classified as science fiction but has many different threads in it. The story covers family relat ...more
Kathryn Bigelow
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads contest. This book is the second book in the Beyond Saga and the first book I've read in the series. The book did a great job of introducing characters from the previous book and bringing me up to speed on things. I never felt lost or questioned what was happening. I loved the characters and the story and really want to read the first book now. While the story alluded to things that occurred in the first book, I don't feel I know enough to have the story ruined. I' ...more
Harmony Kent
Beyond the Horizon is book two in the Beyond Saga series but would work as a standalone novel; however, you gain much from knowing the characters and their history via book one. In this story, Maya, Brooke's niece, takes up much of the narrative with Brooke making an appearance here and there. The point of view switches between a few key players, and all have their own clear sections, so no head-hopping (yay). As with book one, hiccups do abound, but not enough to spoil the read. I found this st ...more
Andrew Shortall
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is easily one of the best books I've read in recent times. Although I missed out on the first part, it wasn't entirely necessary to have read it as this has a very stand alone feel to it. The characters are well developed, the tech is not outlandishly fantastic and still believable in today's era. The author has a strong voice which leads to his characters being likable and easy to relate to. The world-building is also excellent and you can easily see yourself in the environments the author ...more
Robert Hamilton
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book by Greg Spry is a fantasic followup to his previous book, 'Beyond Cloud Nine'. I don't like to mention spoilers in my review, but I will say that the two main characters, Maya and Brooke, are wonderfully written, each with their flaws but hold strong convictions and much determination.

Set in various locations within our solar system and the Gilese 581 system, the descriptions are well written and made me feel that I could see what the author had imangined.

Unfortunately, I am now going
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Nicki Markus
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beyond the Horizon is an action-packed read. I have not read the first book, but this second story can be read as a standalone novel; although, I imagine knowing more backstory would add value. The main characters are interesting and well crafted and the plotting sound. Towards the middle, I feel the pace drags slightly, but it soon picks up again for the finale. The ending is perfectly executed: it wraps up this story in a way that is satisfying for the reader, but it also leads us forward to b ...more
Tom Kane
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Beyond Cloud Nine adds yet another layer to the universe author Greg Spry has created. As an author myself and science fiction fan for over fifty years, I am wildly jealous of both the author's easy style and attention to detail.
The characters have layers of interest that most writers fail to realise and the universe the author creates is in itself fantastic. I love the idea of i-cite, the ability to receive a video feed directly into the human mind, something I've predicted but no
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Greg Spry was cloned in the year between the releases of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Coincidence? He majored in industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin—Madison before earning a graduate degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. When he’s not writing the next epic science fiction adventure, he enjoys sampling tasty microb ...more

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