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... show more
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…
Publish date: 2012-05-01
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
Series: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier (#2)
I liked this much better than the previous book, [b:Dreadnaught|9676849|Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier, #1)|Jack Campbell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311280344s/9676849.jpg|14564728]. The pacing was much better, although it started a bit slow for me. I had some issues with acce...
Not just another good entry into the "Lost Fleet" series, but also a thoughtful exercise in examining our anthropocentric biases, both towards those different from us as well as each other. This one explores different intelligent species, our academic expectations vs. reality, and how revolutions c...
I thoroughly enjoyed this. A lot happened, so the space battles were pared down, which I am completely ok with. Several alien races, some good, some bad. And LOTS of politic'ing. Ends up with the fleet heading back to home with the spectre of old rivals perhaps in charge. If I was Geary, I'd get...
Invincible, book 8 in the Lost Fleet series, and book 2 of the Beyond the Frontier story continues with the Alliance Fleet exploring unknown space with unknown alien species. It has been several months since I'd finished a book, I'd attempted to read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but couldn't get into i...
Couldn't finish this one. It seemed flat and stagnant to me, which was a vast difference from the first several books in the series.
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