Courageous

Courageous The Lost Fleet continues its perilous journey home Badly damaged and low on supplies the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials and Captain Black Jack Geary hopes they can continue

  • Title: Courageous
  • Author: Jack Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780441015672
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Lost Fleet continues its perilous journey home Badly damaged and low on supplies, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials and Captain Black Jack Geary hopes they can continue to remain one step ahead of their enemies But the Syndics are the least of Geary s worries when he learns of the existence of aliens with the power to annihilate the humaThe Lost Fleet continues its perilous journey home Badly damaged and low on supplies, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials and Captain Black Jack Geary hopes they can continue to remain one step ahead of their enemies But the Syndics are the least of Geary s worries when he learns of the existence of aliens with the power to annihilate the human race.

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    1. LOOKING FOR INTELLIGENT, WELL WRITTEN, MILITARY SF?.Congraties to you maties because here it is 3.5 stars. I read a lot of different genres and sub-genres and not all of them are in my “sweet spot” so sometimes my ratings can be a little lower on books than I think they deserve. This is a case in point. I believe that fans of military SF will likely rate this between 4 and 5 stars and deservedly so as it is definitely a high quality effort. The Lost Fleet series, of which this is the third i [...]

    2. I came very close to not picking up this book. The Lost Fleet series was, based on my read of the previous books, kind of a mixed bag. The space fleet battles were fantastic. I especially liked the way the author handled relativistic problems. On the other hand, the often card board interactions of the characters and the terrible relationship between Geary and Rione were painful to read.I'm glad I stuck with the series. Dotted throughout books one and two were breadcrumbs that pointed towards so [...]

    3. Another excellent sequel in the Lost Fleet series. I have never been a really big military SF fan but I really like the main character in this one. Blackjack Geary is a hard-nosed but likeable leader thrust into really difficult circumstances and having to battle both an aggresive enemy and elements of his own fleet. Solid writing with a nice balance of detail and pace.

    4. Since this is the third book and I don't want to spoil anything, I'll make this short (which for me tends to mean less editing more than it means fewer words). This is the best book of the three I've read. The entire series, the third book is no exception, even brought a little piece of me back to my days on the USS WISCONSIN BB64 (Battleship) and the USS RAMAGE DDG 61 (AEGIS Destroyer). Jack Campbell, former Naval Academy Grad (I know that's not his real name, but the author is ex-Navy), really [...]

    5. Excellent book, highly enjoyable. Another good story of the lost fleet series, this one continues to carry forward with the account of the Alliance Fleet "attacking in the other direction" (a fighting retreat would of course be unthinkable). Captain John (Black Jack) Geary continues with his vowed objective to bring the fleet (and Hypernet Key his flagship carries which is supposed to allow the Alliance the ability to use the enemy's Hyoernat gates) home.This is the third book in this science fi [...]

    6. I'm rather enjoying this series. The author writes action sequences with a casual confidence that make the space battles a delight to read. I can see why some reviewers would, at this stage, complain about a repetitiveness that has crept into the series. I can see, but I disagree with the general assessment that this is a bad thing. To me, it adds to the sense of being trapped, behind enemy lines so to speak, for an indeterminate amount of time, fighting engagement after desperate engagement, wi [...]

    7. Courageous follows directly on from the previous book where the fleet is still on the run from the Syndicate forces that are pursuing it! :DRight from the beginning as in the previous book the pace does not let up for an instance with the stakes getting higher throughout the book as victories pore in but with gradual losses to the Alliance fleet which of course causes factions within officers of the fleet not to mention things on a personal level with some of the characters! :D This all combines [...]

    8. Book three of the series, and I'm still interested. At this point it's more obvious that the main point of the series is the space combat. If you're coming to it looking for the kind of extensive character development and non-military secondary plot you get in Elizabeth Moon's or Lois McMaster Bujold's books, you're better off looking elsewhere. I don't mean that the characters are cardboard or that they don't have personal interactions, it's just that this part of the story takes up very little [...]

    9. This is the third book in the Lost Fleet series and I'm still thoroughly enjoying it. In fact, I've already read book four as well (review up shortly). If you like military sci-fi that's realistic, both in terms of battles, strategy, and characterizations, then you should be reading this series.The premise is that Captain John "Black Jack" Geary was lost for a hundred years in a hibernation escape pod after his ship was destroyed at the start of the war with the Syndics. Now he's been woken up a [...]

    10. This book is just as excellent as the first two, but I docked it a star because it's becoming a little tedious to read. The space battles with all the "degree this" and "degree that" and "at time this" and "at time that" are cool, but they're getting old and I'm finding myself skimming through those sections, just looking for plot pieces or something out of the ordinary.I must admit that my heart rate went up a bit while the fleet was in the Lakota System. I had know clue how Geary was going to [...]

    11. The series is getting a little formulaic.Argue with captains at fleet meeting- CheckGet harangued by the shrew you're sleeping with- CheckRun into resource problems and have to harvest some more metal- CheckFight a battle- CheckFight a battle against impossible odds- Ooh, that one's newVague references to a possible alien influence- CheckStill enjoying the series, but I think I'm going to take a break before book 4. Reading them back to back to back is ruining it.

    12. The fleet is running low on supplies (again - this time, ironically, because they've taken far fewer losses in battle than the automated logistics systems expected) and the Syndics are learning to anticipate and adapt to Geary's tactics - luckily, they're not very good at it yet, but easy, decisive victories are becoming increasingly difficult to achieve and the fleet's losses mount. Meanwhile, the malcontents among the other ships' captains have found a couple of new mouthpieces to make trouble [...]

    13. This is the third book in the series and it is beginning to become a bit monotonous. The basic story doesn’t seem to change much from one chapter to the next, you could skip chapters and not really notice. To be honest it’s all getting a bit tedious.

    14. Originally posted at FanLit. fantasyliterature/reviIn Courageous, the third book in Jack Campbell’s LOST FLEET series, the Alliance fleet is still wandering from star system to star system, trying to get back home by some path the Syndics won’t predict. It seems like a hopeless situation, but the legendary Black Jack Geary, who’s been revived out of cold sleep after his suicidal mission 100 years ago, is just the hero they need. He’s proved himself so capable so far that some of his comm [...]

    15. I really want to like this series, but after this third book, I think I've had enough for a while.This third book does address some of the big issues I've had with the series. Most notably - the space battles and their effects. In the second book in particular, Campbell throws around battleships and battlecruisers, heavy and light cruisers, destroyers and hunter killers. Yet, there's never really a good feel for what the differences are. The Alliance fleet seems to destroy them all with equal ea [...]

    16. Earth is at war with the Syndic. Who are human just like you and me but take an entirely different perspective on what is right and wrong. What’s right is anything that financially or politically benefits them. What’s wrong is everything else.What started this war that has been going on for 100 years ? No one seems to remember but the important thing is to destroy the other guy. And that’s the premise for the entire series of 6 books, recently expanded to 7 although on a different story ar [...]

    17. Still like it and still think it's fascinating coordinating space battles on such a time delay and magnitude.The losses of ships in this book hurt. :/ Even the ones with Captains that have been troublemakers. :/ And especially The Three. :/The political (?) situation within the Captains of the fleet is interesting and frustrating. I get that things have been handled differently between Geary's time and now, but Geary is proving time and again that his way is (mostly) the right way and still. The [...]

    18. I have been enjoying this series, but as others have pointed out, it's almost like reading the same book with slightly different specifics. This third book has followed a distinct pattern established in the first two. It's written well enough to keep me interested, but if it wasn't for the ending of this third book that managed to finally shake things up a bit, I probably would have given "Courageous" two stars.The only thing I've been having trouble with is the actual flight in space. It's not [...]

    19. Off we go again! I really want to like these books but they're the same basic plot over and over again (much like my reviews of the books in this series). I like the concepts spelled out in the introduction, in theory it all sounds great, and bits of it are quite readable but the constant theme of "Geary considers his future options and has a miraculous realisation that saves the day", especially when said "miraculous realisation" is always blindingly obvious (to me at least, and I'm pretty sure [...]

    20. By this, the third book, the series is losing steam. What's worse, it's losing the plot. While the battles are still very nicely done, the backstory is wearing quite thin. Nothing much happens to move the plot forward. The fleet continues to struggle on in its quest to reach alliance space. Captain Geary continues to struggle on his quest to retain command in the face of insubordinate subordinates. Geary continues struggle to figure out his relationship with Senator Rione. Nothing new to see her [...]

    21. Honestly I had decided to stop the series as I was about 3/4 into this book. It had 2 star all over it. Then bam what a strong finish! I will have to go on to the next one ( after a short break for other readings).But as redeeming as I found the ending it could only move the review up one star.Ok I just don't like the romance. I don't mind having characters fall in love, that's real life. But this is so full of adolescent drama for adult military men and women. I begin to see elements of this in [...]

    22. I was worried this series was going to be a little repetitive as the fleet tries to get home, but there are things happening. Interesting things! So, still enjoyable. A little cheesy. Easy to read.

    23. I felt like this was a filler story. Not much happens but we do get closer to believing there are aliens out there beyond the Syndic territory. Terrible stereotypical conversations, some battle, not much plot in this one. Doesn't matter, I still like these books as a break from reality.

    24. Why is Co-President Rione such an abrasive character? She even refers to herself as a female dog. And the main character Black Jack doesn't deny it, and she says I knew you thought I was one. Grow up, Rione.Lots of great military tactics and spaceships fighting in space though.

    25. Courageous was better than the secondbook in this series. The role of Senator Rione was better this time, she was not as annoying. There was more of a story as well. Things are getting busier but the fleet is getting smaller too.

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