Review: A Price Too High – Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Casts #12

This one was a fast paced read. It’s quite good with one big annoyance that I can’t talk about without spoiling the book. See review below.

I might get one more review in before the end of this month, but I’m not sure. LibertyCon is coming up in three weeks, and I am also shoulder deep in prepping our custom D&D Campaign. Yes, I finally just bit the bullet and decided to go homebrew instead of pre-made. I just couldn’t find one with the right tone that fit the levels we want to play (5 to 10, maybe higher). So, The Sunken Tower of Leilon is currently being expounded upon in Fantasy Grounds. Our first session went very well, despite the lack of combat. And we have decided to scale back to a bi-weekly game rather than weekly to allow for sanity to be maintained by yours truly.

But you probably didn’t care about all that D&D stuff, so back to the review.

Here’s the Amazon Blurb:

Part 2: Episode 12

…An enemy in retreat

…A new world to protect

…A new potential ally on the horizon

…A new chance to go on the offensive

The Dusahn have taken a massive blow, and with the Aurora’s improved jump range, Captain Scott and the Karuzari Alliance can finally keep them at arms length.

Now, a previously unknown world may hold the key to defeating the Dusahn, and possibly even to bring peace to the entire galaxy. 

The question is…Can they be trusted?

And now the review!

A Price Too High (The Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Castes, #12)A Price Too High by Ryk Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This episode of Frontiers Saga probably deserves 5 stars. I’m not giving it five stars though, because it SPOILERED me into thinking that SPOILER was SPOILERING, and that’s just now something you should do to your readers without some foreshadowing.

It’s a really good book, though. The various story arcs are extended and some new ones are added. The characters are true to form throughout. The action is evenly mixed with intrigue to give it an exciting pace that kept me wanting to read just a little more.

The only negative is the surprise that isn’t a surprise. I can’t say any more than that without spoiling the whole book, and I want people to read my reviews and find them useful, not hate me. So, this one will be shorter than most. All I can say is that if you’ve been reading the series, keep reading. It’s been terrific so far, and I believe it will continue to be so.

I give this one 4 stars and call it a Just For That You Don’t Get Five Stars Read! Happy Reading!

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