Sunday, 4 September 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 1: Dreadnaught - Jack Campbell

Release Date: 01/09/11


Captain John "Black Jack" Geary woke from a century of survival hibernation to take command of the Alliance fleet in the final throes of its long and bitter conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Fleet Admiral Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people and enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very dangerous thing.

Geary is charged with command of the newly christened First Fleet. Its first mission: to probe deep into the territory of the mysterious alien race. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government fear his staging a coup, so he can't help but wonder if the fleet is being deliberately sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.


Having loved the original series by Jack Campbell, I really couldn’t wait to see what would develop in this one as we return to the world of Black Jack Geary. As with the first, the space battles are brutal which when added to the authors descriptive prose really gives the reader an clear ring side seat for the combat, add to this some deft political manipulation, some clever twists and a good dollop and luck and the reader will more than enjoy this title.

Add to the mix a writing style and prose that readers will love, great lead players and a plot that really thrusts you into the centre of it all and the reader will be more than satisfied.

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