Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance... show more
Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndic.
Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance’s one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic “Black Jack” legend...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2006-07
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: The Lost Fleet (#1)
The page count is due to small text. I'm sure if it were printed in a more normal sized font, it would have been 400 or better. So the H - Jack Geary, promoted posthumously to captain 'cept that he wasn't dead yet, and known throughout the galaxy as the legendary Captain "Black Jack" Geary who'd d...
A good military SF tale (albeit a bit light). I think I like space battles written by naval officers, although Hemry sometimes ventures a bit too close to describing sea manoeuvres. Light on the characters and heavy on the military, but overall I enjoyed it. I guess I was able to keep my critical...
This was an interesting read. The physics of a space war - the time lag of communications - was incorporated well. There have been many stories of a long lost hero reclaimed - but I appreciated the fact that in this read those who found him both worshipped, feared and were wary of him.Good take on...
Oh my... What an excelent book. I am eagerly waiting the coming of the next 5 books. I shall write a review in a couple of days. But the botton line is... Very very good.
Please find my review here: http://audiobookreviewer.com/Audiobook-detail/the-lost-fleet-dauntless/