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The Lost stars : perilous shield

by Jack Campbell

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Series: The Lost Stars (Book 2)

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Good right up until the final 20 pages when it went off the rails, out of the realm of military sci-fi and into the purview of daytime soap opera. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
Author: Jack Campbell   I enjoyed every page of this book.  The only caveat I have is that you really do need to have read the Lost Fleet series and Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier trilogy and obviously the first Lost Stars book.   You get more of the same. Iceni and Drakon continue their dance of mistrust and romance. More military maneuvers , more backstabbing by some mysterious source. Drakon's subordinate nutcase shows her true colors and you find out why she seduced him.   We also get a bit more of a look at the Syndic and Alliance security officers who fell in love with each other.   Overall, this was different enough from the "Black Jack saves the day" but still similar enough that I liked this [even though it is book 11 in the series] and am looking forward to the next book. And have no fear, there will be a next book. Too many questions are raised with no answers.   And finally, we get a chick on the cover in armor with a very LARGE gun. I like. " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
A second good entry in the spinoff from Lost Fleet. Life on Midway is still a little chaotic as Black Jack and his fleet pass through. Snakes to kill, relationships to build and prisoners to be rescued. Lively with a little sag, in t6he middle, as the characters slowly evolve, but a fun read. ( )
  jamespurcell | Oct 31, 2014 |
I read the first couple of Jack Campbell books a while ago, and then this one, which is later in the series (Things Have Happened that are referred to with brevity) and focuses on a different set of characters. This was enough background to follow the story pretty well.

The travel to another system to pick up.. something.. reminded me of Alliance/Union space (postwar atmosphere I suppose) although no one is as mentally scarred. Well, almost no one.

Does not end like a standalone. YHBW. ( )
  sprite | Jan 9, 2014 |
Second in the "Lost Stars" side-series, dealing with Midway. Breaking free of the Syndicate comes with its own set of challenges, as the former CEOs--and their subordinates--begin to come to terms with the new realities. And the Syndicate wants them back, the enigmas still want to wipe them out, the Alliance is making an uneasy ex-enemy, and the Syndicate-trained distrust and political maneuvering is still in full swing.

If you've been reading this far, definitely pick this one up. For for heaven's sake don't begin here! ( )
  readinggeek451 | Nov 29, 2013 |
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To Mary Hughes Gaudreau,
for all the good you strive to do in the world,
and for being such a long-standing
and excellent friend to the Indomitable S.

For S., as always.
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This day hadn't started out badly, but now it looked very much as if one of the next few days would end with him dead.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425256316, Hardcover)

A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered “excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens.”* Now the New York Times bestselling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds’ oppression…

Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies.

General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her—or lose her support.

President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity’s defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with Drakon—and an officer of the hated Alliance.

Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their own lives.

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In a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon and President Gwen Iceni form an alliance that places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas.… (more)

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