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Valiant (Lost Fleet Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Great series... But price?

7.99 for paperback, 7.99 for e-book? That is insane for a 236 page book. We are paying $47.00 for 1416 pages worth of series even if it is a good series. How about a box edition for e-book. Or atleast a price difference between paperback and e-book.

posted by Kyle0622 on August 28, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

GOOD READ, GREAT CHARACTERS

VERY INTERESTING JUGGLEING ACT FOR A COMMANDER WHO FIGHTS WITH HIMSELF WHEN MAKING COMMAND DECISIONS. HIS INABILITY TO COMMIT HIMSELF DUE TO PUBLIC OPINION IN HIS COMMAND STRUCTURE IS A DISCTINCT TWIST THAT MAKES HIM AN ANOMALY. LOVE THE BOOKS CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT HU...
VERY INTERESTING JUGGLEING ACT FOR A COMMANDER WHO FIGHTS WITH HIMSELF WHEN MAKING COMMAND DECISIONS. HIS INABILITY TO COMMIT HIMSELF DUE TO PUBLIC OPINION IN HIS COMMAND STRUCTURE IS A DISCTINCT TWIST THAT MAKES HIM AN ANOMALY. LOVE THE BOOKS CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT HURDLE.

posted by DOUG24 on October 21, 2008

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Great series... But price?

    7.99 for paperback, 7.99 for e-book? That is insane for a 236 page book. We are paying $47.00 for 1416 pages worth of series even if it is a good series. How about a box edition for e-book. Or atleast a price difference between paperback and e-book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Better in some ways. . . not so much in others.

    This book is almost twice as long as the others in the series which answers a complaint I had about the earlier books. They were too easy to blow through. Not enough meat. The length of this book feels just right. Plenty of time to get into more interesting changes to the overall story, the battles were more epic and there were quite a few more interesting plot twists that were quite cool.

    The romantic entanglements are dragging a bit. They aren't acting "human" enough. Maybe I haven't known enough people in the military but they seem so starched. In stark contrast to the crew of Battlestar Galactica who would find every opportunity to sneak in a bit of human romance/intercourse even if it was against the rules, the crew of the Lost Fleet seem to cling to those rules. . . yet don't salute? Don't even follow formations in battle? Seems illogical and kind of started bugging me a little as the story progressed.

    I think I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the romantic elements being botched up so much.

    One good thing is that this book seems to have solved the formatting issues of the two prior ones in the series. The borders on my nook were quite nicely spaced and I could adjust my font size just right. Made for a much more pleasant read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Campbell keeps the ball rolling.

    Campbell keeps up the momentum of his previous Lost Fleet books, keeping it believable and maintaining both quality and style. The interpersonal drama between the two female leads was a little wearing, although realistic enough.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Warning, will reduce sleep time.

    Superb grim science fiction, like bolos for it's intensity. I read all five in the series, in 7 days. Could not stop. Great space navy action, descriptions as good or better than the harrington series (for space combat).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This military science fiction tale will thrill the audience

    Captain John 'Black Jack' Geary knows his Alliance fleet is in deep trouble as they struggle to return to home base. He knows his numerous enemies from within Alliance want him to fail as his heroism and that of his unit allowed others to escape a death trap, which made him a legend embellished by his return from the grave generations after his peers and family died out. However, his predicament is that supplies are extremely low and an external foe is preparing to attack.------------- Desperate Geary chooses a Hail Mary strategy that he prays will get his force safely into the Alliance sector. His feint gambit works and it seems he has bought the time needed to escape. However, someone apparently wants Geary dead and collateral damage by destroying several vessels and their crew is acceptable.---------- This military science fiction tale will grip the audience as realism in terms of the vastness of space as communications and maneuvers take time and can be countered leading to the loss of ships and lives this concept is critical to the story line. Black Jack is a fascinating hero mindful especially in his decision making of Honor Harrington as both accept death as real outcome. His family¿s descendents detest him as much as his jealous Alliance fleet leaders several who choose betrayal to eliminate him. Fans will appreciate the fourth Lost Fleet tale, but to better comprehend how many light years Black Jack has traversed, this reviewer suggests reading the previous entries first (see THE LOST FLEET: DAUNTLESS, THE LOST FLEET: FEARLESS, and THE LOST FLEET: COURAGEOUS).------------- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Great continuation of the series!

    I like the continuing plot in this series and the sub-plots that have come up. I also enjoy the writing style, although it does get a bit repetitive even though it should be expected in a series. I also am enjoying the characters and their development in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2008

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    GOOD READ, GREAT CHARACTERS

    VERY INTERESTING JUGGLEING ACT FOR A COMMANDER WHO FIGHTS WITH HIMSELF WHEN MAKING COMMAND DECISIONS. HIS INABILITY TO COMMIT HIMSELF DUE TO PUBLIC OPINION IN HIS COMMAND STRUCTURE IS A DISCTINCT TWIST THAT MAKES HIM AN ANOMALY. LOVE THE BOOKS CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT HURDLE.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Jack Campbell does it again!

    Could not put the book down, this series is very addictive.

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Great Series

    Well written, great series, very exciting, love the space combat, good story line.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    GREAT READING

    JACK CAMPBELL TAKES YOU BACK TO CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION. HIS SPACE BATTLES ARE REALISTIC, AND EASILY VISUALIZED DUE TO THE TERMINOLGY HE USES.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Recommended

    Good read, follows the theme, story and flavor of the previous volumes in the series.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    A must for sci-fi fans

    If you enjoy a good military tale, set in the high seas of space. This is a great read. A lot of action, intrigue, space opera, and suspense. Can't wait to start the next book.

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