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Fleet of the Damned: Sten Series, Book 4 (Sten #4)

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Sten's luck was finally running out.

He had barely scraped through Imperial flight school when he was assigned a tacdivision in the Fringe Worlds, where the Imperial officers were more concerned with the perfect fit of their dress whites than with honing their fighting skills.

The enemy Tahn couldn't have picked a better time or place to launch their long-planned attack agai
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Published October 18th 2010 by Books in Motion (first published January 1st 1988)
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Jun 04, 2015 Jacob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science_fiction
More action movie in book form. This one actually ends in a cliffhanger, so it's probably not meant to be read without moving soon to Revenge of the Damned. This is more of what you've been led to expect by the previous three books in the series, including the Mostly Unintelligible Scottish Sidekick whose dialogue I've learned to skim/ignore. Sten essentially goes through three different babes in this one, with each one neatly shoved out of the way for the next, and I wish there was a lot less o ...more
***Dave Hill
Sten's development continues, from spy to bodyguard / investigator, to soldier (or ship's captain), even as the Tahn War begins. The spiraling of everything into the crapper in Sten's first assignment makes for nice additional tension, as the reader wonders how the hell the authors are going to pull the character out of things this time ...


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The Tahn War stars rolling, as the Eternal Emperor cuts Sten loose to join fight school -- just in time to be posted to the an
Nov 07, 2012 Max rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once you get to the 4th book of the Sten series, it doesn't really feel like there's much left to review. The books are all similar. If you liked the previous books, you'll enjoy this one. If you didn't enjoy the other books, you probably should have quit after the first one because the trend is continuing.

War has finally broken out, and Sten is once again needed. Now, he's a Commander in the Navy and in charge of a small and dysfunctional fleet. This book feels a little more like the first book
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Jan 10, 2015 Douglas Cahill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good space opera

The main characters of Sten, Alex Kilgore, Mahoney and the Eternal Emperor are in the fight for the very survival of the Empire. Enemies on all sides and it just goes on. The authors Bunch and Cole have done it again.
Apr 07, 2014 Efka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
A sort of new and fresh start in the Sten Saga, this book moves from being a blood-and-gore-and-starships type to a space opera or at least military sci-fi, and that is quite an interesting turn, because imho, if it was a fourth book about some sort of covet-ops or a casual revolution and overthrowing a dictator, it would have lost it's charm. This book is much less gory than previous three, but on the other hand it concentrates more on military tactics and warfare.

Don't be unsure about this bo
On the advice of the Eternal Emperor Sten transfers to flight school, and learns to pilot spacecraft. He soon finds himself, outmanned, outgunned, with idiots for superior officers, facing an enemy invasion.

This is one of my favorites from the series. I especially like the whole back to basic training in flight school and the desperate space battle at the end. Oh yes, and some more of Alex's lengthy, corny, and pointless jokes.
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Jul 21, 2012 Papal Bull rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-opera

Amazing. I lucked into the Sten series within the last year. I dread the moment I finish this series.
Apr 01, 2012 Barry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even on this 2nd read through I find this to be the best of the series.
Sep 12, 2011 Devi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still a fun read...even the second time around.
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Allan Cole (born 1943) is an American author and television writer, who has written or co-written nearly thirty books.The son of a CIA operative, Cole was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He collaborated with Chris Bunch on the Sten science fiction series, as well the Far Kingdoms Series, and the historical novels, A Reckoning For Kings an ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sten (8 books)
  • Sten (Sten, #1)
  • The Wolf Worlds (Sten, #2)
  • The Court of a Thousand Suns (Sten, #3)
  • Revenge of the Damned (Sten, #5)
  • The Return of the Emperor (Sten, #6)
  • Vortex (Sten, #7)
  • Empire's End (Sten, #8)

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