Victorious (The Lost Fleet #6)
Captain "Black Jack" Geary slept for a century, but even that cryogenic slumber could not have prepared him for the planet-shattering conflict between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds. In this sixth and final installment of Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet, this great war comes thundering to an exhilarating, action-packed conclusion. Military sci-fi for true thrill seekers....more
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Still one of the better military/semi-space opera reads I've come across. Dealing with two lo...more
The strategic parts and the description of battles near light speed are really thought provoking, fun, and easily the best part of the series.
On the other hand, the characters (with a few exceptions) are poor, and the romantic subplots are even worse. The author's idea...more
As usual, if you're a fan of military science fiction you won't be disappointed with this book. Campbell does a really good job of making his characters seem human even when,...more
For all the mystery and intrigue that revolved around the alien's motives. There was nothing at the end, just a feeble conflict(if you can call it that).
The real fight came in the form of the Syndic last stand. It begun with a beautiful setup, then disintegrated. I don't know how there could...more
Geary’s new rank means that he has the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. Geary leads the fleet out all too aware that a greater alien threat lurks on the far side of Syndic occupied space.
At first when I started this book I was somewhat put off by it's contents; the Lost Fleet had seemingly finished the main aim of the series, yet somehow Campbell/Hemry was adding another one on. While I admit that there were loose ends to tie up, I was wary that it may have been another way of squeezing some more mileage from the story. What's more, this feeling that it wa...more
But the basics are about the same, Missiles/Rockets and Simple weapons like "Grapeshot" (just large ball bearings shot like buckshot, only at traveling at something like .1 light speed), with...more
Right off the bat the main problem I have with this series is it being six books, it could easily have been completed in three.
Another problem I had was the lack of depth in the crew and other supporting characters in the book, the writer had 6 books to give them more of a say and story but nope, it was only the hero...more
The Lost Fleet Book 6
By Jack Campbell
A Review by Eric Allen
I promised a real review on the final book of The Lost Fleet, no matter how much repeating of points made in my review of the first book I may have to do, and here it is.
After months of fighting their way through Syndic space, the Alliance Fleet under the command of Captain Geary has at last reached home. His fleet is all but out of fuel, has sustained massive damage, and taken heavy losses. But in doing so, they have crippled...more
Overall I fair enjoyed this set of 6...more
The series gets more or less wrapped up, Black Jack saves the day, and after it all, there is a completely ridiculous scene straight out of a rom-com. It seemed a little out of character for the gruff military SF feeling,...more
I like the main character, John "Black Jack" Geary. I like the supporting cast. I like the logistics and tactics of warfare that are used in the above average space combat scenes. I really enjoy the diplomacy.
There are exactly two scenes that take place off of the battle cruiser, "Dauntless" in the entire series - both of them in this book. But despite that, it works well to tell the strugg...more
This book started a little slow but once they left Alliance space and headed out things picked right up. Good s...more
I could not help but feel a bit disappointed by this book compared to the previous ones. Possibly, it's because the fleet is not facing destruction in such a direct way as in the previous books (well, kind of...). I may have become like of the fleet officers, believing so much that Black Jack Gearay can make...more
So, in the last book, the fleet made it back home, but Captain Black Jack Geary wants to go back and defeat the Syndic home world and force an end to the century-old war. He also wants to do something about the aliens who have perhaps manipulated humanity into this war, and who have at the least manipulated events during the Alliance Fleet's escape. This book...more
Through the series there have been the odd niggle (writing has sometimes seemed dry, the battles were occasionally a little confusing, and some of the dialogue could be a bit on the clunky side). Campbell has grown more and more confident with all of these aspects as the series has gone on, it's been great to see those niggles improve with each book and 'V...more
This series was my first for...more
This resolution is almost perfect, in my opinion. I was very happy with the way he brought everything together, although to tie up all the loose ends in one book things had to move from one to the next very quickly, and it seemed a bit forced, bu...more
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John G. Hemry is an American author of military science fiction novels. Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark's War and Paul Sinclair series....more