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The New York Times bestselling series that delivers "edge-of- your-seat combat" (Elizabeth Moon, author of the Vatta's War series).
The Alliance woke Captain John "Black Jack" Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Fleet Admiral Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people-and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.
Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup-so he can't help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being deliberately sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.
Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series. After winning the war for the Alliance in Campbell's first Lost Fleet series, Adm. John "Black Jack" Geary is in command of the newly formed First Fleet. Geary's popularity is cause for concern among the political minders of the Alliance, however, and the First Fleet is ordered into alien territory, where its mission is sabotaged by overbearing orders and substandard equipment. Campbell takes his time getting the story going, focusing on the military and political mechanics of the Fleet getting underway, but eventually Geary and the Fleet are encouraged to leave Alliance space and voyage to alien realms. Geary's Star Trek like mission of exploration sets the fleet up for plenty of exciting discoveries and escapades.
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The Saga Continues!!
As with the previous books, I couldn't put this one down. Excellent read!! I highly recommend the series to any sic-fi fan. Great continuation of the storyline while setting the stage for the new unknown frontier.
This book is a good read. It starts out slowly but builds up to a good ending. For those people who think the first half of the book is boring, they have to take into account that you can't have the battle scenes when you are in a peaceful (relatively speaking) territory.
Good military action and intriguing plots. I find myself flipping through all of the softer portions of the story to get back to the action.
The stories feel like the basic battles are outlined and the outcomes determined and then Campbell has to fill in the gaps between hyperspace jumps with some personal relationship storylines that are rather wooden.
Nevertheless I've enjoyed every one so far and am hopeful that he gets into stride and develops the characters into something a little more interesting.