Invincible (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #2)

Invincible (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #2)

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by Jack Campbell, Christian Rummel
     
 

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Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in

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Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way...

An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary’s fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems—only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring the First Fleet’s peaceful communications, this species sends its ships into battle while it guards the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power. Now Geary must find a way to reach the jump point without massive casualties—even though the enigmas could be waiting on the other side…

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From the Publisher
 “An entertaining thriller with great space battles.”—Alternative Worlds

“A very gripping read…It should satisfy longtime readers of Campbell’s series and might even work as an entry point for new readers…Very pleased with the turn of events in Invincible.”—sffworld.com

“The Lost Fleet series is engaging entertainment.”—SFRevu

Kirkus Reviews
Continuing the deep-space adventures of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary and company (Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught, 2011, etc.). Having defeated--or at least fought to a standstill--the alien "enigmas" in the previous book, Geary has taken his battered fleet through hyperspace only to run headlong into a second hostile alien race. While attempting to unravel the politics behind the Alliance's orders that has brought him here, Geary must contend with a race that numbers in the tens of billions; worse, they have super-battleships vastly larger than anything he can bring to bear--and they have technology that can divert kinetic energy weapons. Another big problem for Geary and his captains is that their ships were built only for a limited operational lifetime, and that limit is rapidly being reached, with equipment failure an ever-present danger. Still waiting in the wings: a third star-faring alien race. Even if Geary can find some way to cope, the fleet is still a long way from home, with both the enigmas and the remnants of the Syndics between them and their destination. And when--if--they do get home, Geary isn't sure he can trust anyone in the Alliance. Campbell describes the battles--and there are plenty of them--clearly and precisely, but conveys no visceral sense of what it feels like to be in one. The tension racks up with never a hint that Geary feels it or that the good guys might actually lose. And along with some memorably intriguing aliens, the human characters are plentiful rather than highly developed. We're offered little hint of how any of this advanced technology might actually work. Maybe you have to read all the previous books. Absorbing rather than gripping, although neither series addicts nor newcomers will be disappointed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469280967
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Series:
Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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"Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I've ever seen anywhere."
David Sherman, coauthor of the Starfist series

"Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series."
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"Jack Cambell creates a terrific, unexpected spin on his great outer space saga."
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"Dazzling...Military science fiction at its best."
Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award-winning author of Carnelians

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