After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance fleet is severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead.
What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: the Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret - and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race.
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"Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I've ever seen anywhere." (David Sherman, co-author of the Starfist series)
"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz, national best-selling author of When All Seems Lost)
This installment in the series might take a little bit to get going but once it gets there it is very very exciting. This book ends on a very anxious point. Can't wait for the next installment.
Fast paced and well written. You will be on the edge of your seat at every turn!
Best and most authentic space warfare saga ever written!
The action scenes are good but there is a lot of repetition in the other parts of the book. Overall I would still recommend the book, especially due to the great ending. Looking forward to the next book.
I like the series, but I feel like it should go faster with the story and less tactics of battle. It is getting tiresome.
Yes, I am currently on the 5th book in the Lost Fleet series and enjoying each book more and more.
Yes, It is a vital part of the continuing story. However i feel it is the weakest out of them so far.
The perception of Victoria Rione and Desjani are spot on for their rolls in the stories.
I would love this series to be in a movie or TV series. it's very compelling and the character progression is amazing.
I felt as though this was the weak one in the series so far. It has a multitude of slow parts and doesn't have a whole lot of action. they are mostly fleeing trying to get to Lakota star system which a large battle ensues. I feel like there can be a whole chapters worth of the word Honor. it was used a lot and kind of depleted the meaning for me a bit.
Other than those tidbits i did enjoy the story and character progression. betrayal, discouragement, lust, confusion, and action all rolled into one.
It's starting to sound the same! The senator is always cranky. The captain of the Dauntless is always awestruck. Black Jack is having the same struggles. Are we going somewhere with this?
Intriguing....with a very powerful inquiry into the nature of human beings...especially how easily we "compromise" our values in the name of "winning"!
This story has some powerful moments, and these books are some of the best performances you'll ever hear. Clean adult fiction.
Love Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Fantasy & Alternate History genres. Prefer action over romance.
Yes. I like audio books better than print books books because I have more time to listen than I do to sit & read, so I get to enjoy more books this way. I listen every day for at least several hours. While I'm working, driving, walking, at the beach, shopping, house keeping & even as I go to sleep (use timer).
Getting to hear more about Captain Jack Geary's adventures.
Yes, I've listened to the entire series & love it. I've also done the Lost Stars series & loved it too.
I thought it was a fun series with lots of action, adventure, political intrigue & best of all, space ships & space battles. Has a brash, ballsy lead who cares about people & has a strong moral code. Also like that Campbell has strong female characters in his books. Not a lot of dead spots or repetition as the series progresses either, which happens too often in other long series (David Weber's Honor Harrington or Weber/Flint's Ring of Fire series for example, though I still really liked & read most of them both any way).
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