Imperfect Sword

Imperfect Sword

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"The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate's civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier ... President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System-but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won't surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex-Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system's citizens punished for their defiance. Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway's warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power-leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them ..."--
Published: New York, NY :, Ace Books,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425272251
0425272257
Branch Call Number: F CAM
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,24 cm.

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SEBoiko
Jan 05, 2015

... he who will not risk cannot win.

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The enemy doesn't always do exactly what you want, and there are always uncertainties.

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... that courage needs to be paired with discipline, individual initiative with support to your comrades.

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IndyPL_SteveB Jul 14, 2019

#3 in this exciting SF series. Campbell has taken on a writing challenge that I don’t recall ever seeing before. After writing a successful series about a dynamic strategist who wins a space war (between two human civilization) that has gone on for more than 100 years (“The Lost Fleet” series), he turns around and begins writing a series from the point of view of one group of the losers of that war. It’s a terrific set-up for new characters, culture building, plotting, and space action.

Interesting characters and the camaraderie of soldiers hold this book together; but the details of war, government, and space travel make it believable. Campbell understands how to explain 3-dimensional space battles, fought at speeds up to .1 of the speed of light so we can see the battles. He knows strategy in land invasions and the job of espionage. And he knows the pain of lost friends.

You don’t have to go back and read the Lost Fleet series to appreciate this one.

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