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The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight (edition 2012)

by Jack Campbell

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Title:The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight
Authors:Jack Campbell
Info:Ace Hardcover (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Solid space opera with a lot of political subterfuge and characters written as emerging from a toalitarian state that had failed them, to re-discovering how to rule humanely. ( )
  Con.Rad | May 6, 2014 |
A view of life in the changing Syndicate worlds. Gen Drakon and Admiral Gwen Iceni are CEOs who have made hard choices to survive in the snake pit that was the Syndicate system -- where every thought, word or action could be used against you. Drakon is still trying to be a good man and Iceni is learning that there might be choices and things to be learned from the past, Now all they have to do is survive the fall of the Syndicate, the rise of new systems, and the everpresent threat of the Enigmas. Good character development, all of them have multiple layers.......... ( )
  bgknighton | Dec 15, 2013 |
Start of a new offshoot series. With the Syndicate defeated and starting to break up, CEOs Iceni and Drakon lead a rebellion against the security forces at Midway. Renaming themselves President and General respectively, they must learn to trust each other and to forge a new kind of polity, while keeping Midway--and themselves--safe and free of the Syndicate. Not an easy task.

Definitely worth reading for aficianados of Campbell's Lost Fleet series, or of military SF in general. ( )
  readinggeek451 | Oct 21, 2012 |
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To my agent, Joshua Bilmes, who has stuck with me through thick and thin, offering support, encouragement, and advice.

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CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndicate Worlds’ government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of reliable soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System—assisted by an ally he’s unsure he can trust…

CEO Gwen Iceni was exiled to Midway because she wasn’t ruthless enough in the eyes of her superiors. She proved them wrong by commandeering some of the warships at Midway and declaring the star system’s independence on behalf of the people though staying in charge as “President.” But while she controls the mobile fleet, she has no choice but to rely on “General” Drakon’s ground forces to keep the peace planet-side.

If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rebelling against them, to defend their star system from the enigmas—and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule… [retrieved 7/15/2014 from Amazon.com]
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CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of loyal soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System--assisted by an ally he's unsure he can trust.… (more)

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