• Head of the Dragon

  • Frontiers Saga Series, Book 6
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Time is running out. An ally has all but fallen. Resources are running low. The time for attack has come.... The Alliance must strike deep into the heart of the empire. This time, the Aurora will be going home, or going to her grave.

©2013 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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Action packed story

This is book six of the series and it is best to read the books in order. As the story ended in book five with Aurora chasing a Ta’Akar warship into Ta’Akar space, book six has Aurora fighting deep into Ta’Akar space taking the war to the Ta’Akar. The Aurora is fully manned and equipped for the first time in the series.

The story moves at a lighting pace with lots and lots of action, suspense, great land battles and fantastic space battles. Brown continues to build his characters. Cameron, the XO, is now back on duty after spending book five in the hospital recovering from a serious battle injury. Cameron is great in command of the battle command and communication center during the battle of the Ta’Akar home planet. We learn more about Tag in this book as more is revealed about who he is.

Brown’s writing seems to improve with each book. He appears to be a promising new military sci-fi author. Brown kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. This series is a great get away from it all book; it is a quick, fun, entertaining read. I had the feeling that the series was ending with this book but apparently there are more books available to read in this series; cannot wait to start the next book.

Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer is an award winning audiobook narrator.

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story loses me In at time bored and poor vocabulary, B... ,F..... shows poor vocab.

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The Final Showdown We've been Waiting For!!

The Aurora is finally crewed to capacity and fighting with an alliance that is taking the fight to enemy homeworld. The battle scenes here are well written and not everyone survives. Attacking an enemy homeworld is presented as no easy task and we get to enjoy a storyline that takes place on both the ground and space. A fitting and satisfying end to the conflict in the Pegasis cluster. Now on to Earth?

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Great!!!!!!

I loved the twist in this series. I will continue reading because I'm hooked now.

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the end of the emperor

slow or fast moving, good story line. not a tear jerker, button up your socks it is a good book.

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  • 10-10-18

A Captivating and Entertaining Series

This series has kept me locked in, book by book, without interruption.
A great story!

(nit-picky note: Please, mention to Mr. Brown that “one light minute” is well over 11 million miles. Just something that rubbed against my “sciency” sensibilities.”

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Great series

Great characters. A lot of suspense. I like Ladimir the most. He’s a comic relief of the series. Who is that’s what I think.

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better and better

I have been captivated and it just keeps getting better! can't wait to read the next book.

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Another fantastic military sci-fi from Ryk Brown.

I highly recommend this and every previous member of the Frontiers Saga. I recommend this series to all of my friends and coworkers if they show even an inkling of interest in sci-fi and even to some of those that don't.
And now on to book 7. :)

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The best book yet!

So good I almost cried at the end! Alliance!!!!!!!! I was very excited and happy at the direction the story went. Some things I saw coming, but it didn't ruin my surprise but made me happy it was the case and for these characters I feel I have come to know like friends.

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  • 09-28-16

6 down, 10 more to go.

I've read all 16 books. This is the best of the audio so far. Love the narration.

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  • James
  • 02-23-16

Another. Great Instalment.

Another great follow up. Well put together with lots of twists and turns. Not to deep and not overly complicated. The story flows and is an exiting read.

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  • Jas P
  • 06-29-15

Captivating Story, Masterful Narration, Brilliant!

Another fantastic chapter in the Frontiers Saga.
This just keeps getting better!
Again, superb Narration, totally flawless and gives a whole new level to the story.

As I have said in other reviews, this is a brilliant story not to be missed!

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DON'T READ AFTER THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ MY OTHER REVIEWS OR IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PARTS 1 THROUGH 5 ----- SPOILERS!!!!
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Part 6 sees the Crew of the Aurora finally going after the Head of the Dragon - or more importantly, they have decided to launch a full out attack on the Ta' Akar and Caius the Great, to try and end the war and their oppression once and for all.
This is what it has been building to, Nathan and his crew finally deciding to attack in a last ditched effort to save the Corinarians.

This book is utterly brilliant and you will not be able to stop listening (or put it down!)
As I have said, again, the Narration is excellent.

If you have made it to Part 6 - don't miss this part.