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The Lost Fleet 2: Fearless (edition 2007)

by Jack Campbell

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Title:The Lost Fleet 2: Fearless
Authors:Jack Campbell
Info:Ace (2007), Kindle Edition, 304 pages. ASIN: B000SEGUL
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Lost Fleet: Fearless continues to build the world that Campbell introduced in Dauntless. While Geary grows more settled in this future world and the fleet begins to accept Geary’s old codes of honor and battle, the fleet continues trying to stay one step ahead of Syndic fleets as they move toward home. Geary rescues a number of POWs, unintentionally unleashing Captain ‘Fighting’ Falco, a mentally traumatized man certain that he alone holds the key to Alliance salvation. ( )
  Ailinel | May 2, 2015 |
Not as good as a first one. Probably due to less suspense and mistery and more romance. Quite uneven. ( )
  everfresh1 | Aug 13, 2014 |
You really should read the first book in the series before this one, or you will miss a good chunk of the storyline/history. Essentially, this book is just a continuation of the story begun in book one - but both book one, and this one, are sufficiently wrapped up at the end so you don't feel like you've been duped. Though, you will have to get the next book in the series to find out if they reach their next destination.

It is "medium" science fiction (as opposed to hard or soft)... there is some space/techie jargon, but you won't be overwhelmed with it, and there is some touchy-feely stuff, but you won't forget you are still reading a science fiction novel.

Black Jack Geary is a little more humanized in this installment, and some of the other characters are a bit better fleshed, but, ultimately, this book has John Geary as the centerpiece and everything that occurs is in relation to him.

The plot is tense and well paced. The characters are believable and their actions makes sense, even when we disagree with them. There is a bit of moralizing, but it doesn't become lecture-y or annoying. I will read the rest in the series. ( )
1 vote crazybatcow | Apr 22, 2014 |
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Fearless is the second book in Jack Campbell??s LOST FLEET series about Captain Jack Geary who has recovered from 100 years of cold sleep just in time to try to save the Alliance fleet from certain annihilation by the Syndics. As I explained in my review of the first LOST FLEET book, Dauntless, many soldiers in the Alliance fleet think Black Jack Geary is a hero returned from the dead to save their skins. To them, Geary can do no wrong, and theyƒ??re willing to follow him deeper into Syndic space as he tries to find an unguarded pathway home. Other officers, however, resent Gearyƒ??s attempt to instill order on a military that has become unprepared and undisciplined over many years of war. These aggressive glory-seekers are causing a lot of trouble and when they find someone to rally around, Captain Geary has a mutiny on his hands.

But thatƒ??s not all heƒ??s dealing with. Thereƒ??s an underlying problem that affects everything heƒ??s trying to do ƒ?? the soldiers of the Alliance used to fight with honor, but now they have become just as ignoble as the Syndics. They wipe out civilians and non-military targets, use terror tactics to dishearten their foes, and generally revel in the slaughter of their enemies. Geary realizes that with this sort of attitude, there will never be peace. At first his only like-minded ally is Senator Victoria Rione who is traveling with Geary and the crew of Dauntless. Sheƒ??s a politician, so none of the military folks trust her, but she is a much-needed voice for restraint. Thatƒ??s why Geary can trust her with his provocative suspicions that there may be outside forces malevolently influencing the Alliance-Syndicate war, and with his discovery about the powers that can be unleashed when a hypernet gate implodes.

Geary has some relationship issues as well. Since heƒ??s been asleep for 100 years, he has lost everyone he ever loved. Heƒ??s depressed about this, though he doesnƒ??t have much time to think about it. He worries about going ƒ??homeƒ? and wonders if he can find a way to fit into society other than just as a fleet commander. In this installment, Geary begins a romantic relationship that is only partly rewarding and may or may not be significant when he finally gets home.

Fearless is another entertaining installment in the LOST FLEET series. Some of Jack Campbellƒ??s characters are a bit two-dimensional, and one of them (Captain Falco) is totally over-the-top, but Captain Geary is an admirable character whoƒ??s easy to root for. Some of Gearyƒ??s personnel problems ƒ?? especially those involving the mutinous officers and his new lover ƒ?? seem contrived to elevate emotions, but Gearyƒ??s plight is compelling enough to make me feel rather forgiving. Campbellƒ??s space battles are awesome, which is surprising since thereƒ??s actually more waiting around and getting in position than actually shooting at things.

Christian Rummel does a great job with the narration of the audio version Iƒ??ve been listening to. I think he has a lot to do with how much I like Black Jack Geary. Iƒ??ve already downloaded the third LOST FLEET book, Courageous. ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
See "Dauntless," first book of the Lost Fleet series - great for any fan of military science fiction, or dedicated science fiction fans. Plan to read all six books of the Lost Fleet series in order; the individual volumes do not stand alone. ( )
  WetheReaders | Apr 30, 2013 |
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To Stanley Schmidt, a great editor, a great writer, and a very decent human being. Thanks for helping so many writers, including myself, become better at our work. And I have no doubt that despite this dedication, Stan will continue rejecting anything that I send him that doesn't meet his standards.
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Ships appeared against the black of space, squadrons of destroyers and light cruisers flashing into existence, followed by groups of heavy cruisers, then the divisions of battle cruisers and battleships, massive platforms for the deadliest weapons mankind had been able to create.
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Captain John "Black Jack" Geary tries a desperate gamble to lead the Alliance Fleet home-through enemy-occupied space-only to lose half the Fleet to an unexpected mutiny.

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Captain John "Black Jack" Geary tries a desperate gamble to lead the Alliance Fleet home-through enemy-occupied space-only to lose half the Fleet to an unexpected mutiny.

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