Valiant (Lost Fleet Series #4)

Valiant (Lost Fleet Series #4)

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by Jack Campbell
     
 

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'Black Jack' Geary has ordered his fleet back to the Lakota Star System where the Syndics nearly destroyed them, a desperate gamble that may give them a fighting chance of survival-or tear them apart.

Overview

'Black Jack' Geary has ordered his fleet back to the Lakota Star System where the Syndics nearly destroyed them, a desperate gamble that may give them a fighting chance of survival-or tear them apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441016198
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Series:
Lost Fleet Series , #4
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
97,708
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"Jack Campbell" is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer (and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis). As Jack Campbell, he writes The Lost Fleet series of military science fiction novels. He lives with his family in Maryland.

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Valiant (Lost Fleet Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 157 reviews.
Kyle0622 More than 1 year ago
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.
Wegg More than 1 year ago
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.
Coyotepedia More than 1 year ago
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.
oldcrow More than 1 year ago
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).
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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Jackel72 More than 1 year ago
Could not put the book down, this series is very addictive.
AvidReader777TJ More than 1 year ago
Well written, great series, very exciting, love the space combat, good story line.
DADSRN11 More than 1 year ago
JACK CAMPBELL TAKES YOU BACK TO CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION. HIS SPACE BATTLES ARE REALISTIC, AND EASILY VISUALIZED DUE TO THE TERMINOLGY HE USES.