Guardian (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #3)

Guardian (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #3)

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by Jack Campbell
     
 

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Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire

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Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.
 
To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous.
 
And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives home unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction...

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Lost Fleet novels
 
“Military science fiction at its best.”—Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award–winning author of Carnelians
 
“It’s almost nonstop action and conflict.”—SF Site

“A series of fast-paced adventure.”—SFRevu

“Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera…Geary’s Star Trek–like mission of exploration sets the fleet up for plenty of exciting discoveries and escapades.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews
Continuing the deep-space adventures of Adm. John "Black Jack" Geary and company (Invincible, 2012, etc.). Having fought off the alien Kicks and captured one of their colossal battleships, renamed Invincible, and acquiring allies in the form of the alien Dancers, Geary is ready to return with his battered fleet to the Alliance home worlds. But first they must pass through the Midway star system, where ex-CEOs Iceni and Drakon have defeated the remnants of the Syndic loyalists. Unfortunately, it appears that the Syndics have invented a method of switching off the hyperspace gates necessary for rapid transit, necessitating a tiresome series of jumps through star systems where the Syndic Empire still clings to power. While theoretically the Alliance is no longer at war with the Empire, the latter is keen to do everything in its power to annoy, harass, threaten and otherwise disrupt Geary's passage. The Syndics' secondary objective is to capture or destroy Invincible which, though packed with potentially invaluable alien technology, is presently an inert hulk requiring most of Geary's own battleships to tow it. The vast ship is also haunted by ghosts that, while intangible, are psychically all too real. Once again, the visceral action comes fast and furious as the fleet attempts to evade or disrupt the traps the Syndics have laid. Geary proves a model commander, prone to doubts and moments of weakness, refreshingly willing to be advised by his subordinates, especially his wife, Tanya Desjani, who captains his flagship, and Emissary Victoria Rione, whose sharp political skills will prove invaluable. Well up to the high standards established by this intriguing series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425260517
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Series:
Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series, #3
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
90,216
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier novels
Invincible

“Absorbing…Neither series addicts nor newcomers will be disappointed.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging entertainment.”—SFRevu
Dreadnaught

“Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series…Geary’s Star Trek–like mission of exploration sets the fleet up for plenty of exciting discoveries and escapades.”—Publishers Weekly

“The story line is, as always, faster than the speed of light…Jack Campbell creates a terrific, unexpected spin to his great outer-space saga.”—Alternative Worlds

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