Fearless (Lost Fleet Series #2)

Fearless (Lost Fleet Series #2)

by Jack Campbell

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Overview

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary tries a desperate gamble to lead the Alliance Fleet home through enemy-occupied space in this novel in the thrilling Lost Fleet series.

Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet’s best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers—and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.
 
Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can’t see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory—prompting a mutiny that divides them, and leaving Geary with the odds higher against him than ever before...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101147276
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/30/2007
Series: Lost Fleet Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 20,257
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

“Jack Campbell” is the pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Fleet series and The Lost Stars series, as well as the Stark’s War, Paul Sinclair, and Pillars of Reality series. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

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Fearless (Lost Fleet Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 164 reviews.
Kyle0622 More than 1 year ago
7.99 for paperback, 7.99 for e-book? That is insane for a 236 page book. We are paying $47.00 for 1416 pages worth of series even if it is a good series. How about a box edition for e-book. Or atleast a price difference between paperback and e-book.
Wegg More than 1 year ago
Just like the first book, this one is packed with some really exciting, interesting space fleet battles. The addition of "real" science in terms of the complexities of relativity, speed, gravity etc. all play out in a way that adds an awesome "twist" to the battles. With this book there is a little bit more on the character development front. The fact that the hero of the book is a military leader means that his subordinates HAVE to follow him and so if he were to abuse that power he could easily eliminate all opposing opinions and set himself up as a kind of dictator. Its cool to see that struggle play out in his mind. And this book throws in a little dash of romance which makes everyone feel a bit more human and less sterile. All good stuff. My only complaint is that it is a bit short and that the formatting of the e-book is "off". The margins. . . or "border" around the text is much too big. There wasn't any way for me to change that on my nook. :-( The first book in the series was perfectly formatted. Its so strange that the 2nd book is "off".
Donald Sloven More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, The characters are rich and inviting. An emotional and space war that will capture you on the first page!
AvidReader777TJ More than 1 year ago
This entire series and 5 stars, great characters, awesome action, the books just cannot be put down. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying these novels so much, it's painful to put my Nook down!
Hiromatsuo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Right off the bat, for the second book in the series, Fearless holds up well as a sequel to its predecessor, Dauntless. Fearless continues the story of the Alliance fleet, under the command of Captain John Geary who still a man out of his time, making its way home through enemy territory while trying to stay one step ahead of their Syndic pursuers. Essentially, more space battles ensue and the Alliance fleet continues to come out on top. As always, that¿s The Lost Fleet series in a nutshell.Now for some details (ALERT: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW)Fearless introduces a leadership rival to Captain Geary in the form of Captain Francesco ¿Fighting¿ Falco whom they liberate from a Syndic POW camp. With a reputation nearly equal to Geary¿s, Captain Falco immediately sets about changing the culture of the fleet. However, the leadership styles/personalities of these men could not be more different. In contrast to the more introspective, analytical, and ¿ideal¿ Geary, Falco is an egotistical, power-hungry, manipulative, brown-nosing talker. He¿s a man with a great deal of charisma but with little tactical acumen to show for it. Essentially, he¿s an officer whose career is made on politicking rather than fighting. The introduction of Falco sets the stage for a titanic leadership struggle between these two men as Falco attempts to sway the non-Geary believers toward his camp. Unfortunately, what culminates in a mutiny does not necessarily play out, as readers would expect. A tad on the anticlimactic side would be the appropriate word for it. That being said, perhaps the author Jack Campbell was aiming for something less clichéd. If that¿s the case, then he succeeded and ultimately, the Falco led mutiny is in many ways effective at developing tension. I won¿t spoil the rest for you. The plot involving the manipulation of the war by an unknown, possibly alien, faction is developed a bit more, but the details are still left vague and speculative (but this is only the second book of the series need I remind you). Thankfully, the main characters are fleshed out a bit more. A romance develops between Geary and Co-President Rione that starts off a bit wooden (and a bit hard to swallow), but thankfully doesn¿t really bog down in mushy sentimentality. Campbell wisely keeps it a sub-plot since, in the opinion of this reviewer, he is not really cut out for writing romance novels. In short, the romance is kept tasteful and actually serves to add some depth to our heroes. In addition, a few other Captains are fleshed out a bit in terms of their leadership capabilities which is nice.(END OF SPOILERS)The writing of Fearless sees more of the good stuff we expect from Campbell. It¿s fast, easy-to-read, and the battles are exciting and well thought out. As with the first book, don¿t expect any micro-level tactics here; it still takes place from the seat of the fleet commander, but that¿s what Campbell seems to be aiming for. Unfortunately for the first two-thirds of the book, Campbell has a habit of needlessly repeating easy-to-recall details from the first book. This can get a bit tiring (although I¿ve heard it really gets aggravating in the third book). I¿ve read that Campbell¿s reasoning for this is to help those who jumped into the story mid-series get a footing for the backstory. However, in the opinion of this reviewer, why can¿t he have just labeled the books (in addition to their subtitle, book 1,2,3 & so on) then readers would know which book to start with anyway.Campbell¿s writing is not particularly deep; however, the series is not completely devoid of themes and morals. As with the first book, Fearless touches on the philosophical topics of the laws of war, fighting honorably and for honorable reasons, and finding closure to years of bloodshed. Campbell addresses these fairly well without the reader feeling like he¿s holding them at gunpoint. However, those looking for anything super-deep will probably be disappointed.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A decent 'space opera' or space navy book. It seems like it has been a long time since someone has written a straightforward, us-against-them space navy book, something that feels like it is more out of the 50's. This book was enjoyable to read, and made me look forward to the rest of the series.
Turrean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The battles are exciting, and the military strategy is fascinating. The characters are a bit wooden (would it kill us to know what anybody looks like? or sounds like?) I was disappointed in the quick and easy dismissal of a promisingly annoying villain--he looked like he was going to be such fun to hate, and he disappeared for half the book and was disposed of in a 5-page scene. Bah! I will keep reading, though.
BruderBane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Fearless¿ the second book in the Lost Fleet series by writer Jack Campbell was well worth the read. From cover to cover Mr. Campbell kept this reader enthralled with daring naval space action coupled with a bit of betrayal and even some romance. What I especially like about Mr. Campbell¿s writing is the second and third guessing his main character Captain Geary goes through when making potentially life altering determinations. Mr. Campbell¿s Captain Geary converses with his id, ego and superego regularly and I haven¿t read many authors who give us such snippets of their characters subconscious thought processes. Hopefully when I pick up book three, it will live up to the high standards set by the first two.
Nikkles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Lost Fleet series that follows the adventures of Black Jack Geary. I loved the first book and I loved this one, for the same reasons mainly. The story is original and intersting, you believe the characters are real people with real decisions to make, and great action. Jack Campbells view of space travel and space warfare much more like I'd actually expect to see. Space may free you from gravity, but not physics. This book is also very character driven for a military sci-fi book or really any sci-fi book. That is, with out doubt, my favorite part of the book. Fearless is a very interesting and fast read. Don't take that the wrong way, fast in a good way. The story doesn't suffer, but you'll actually have time to read it!
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Looking forward to continuing reading on in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read
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Love it ! can’t wait to read the next book
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