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Shattered Spear This has been a good series but it s getting a bit long in the tooth Lots unnecessary references to past events that are not relevant to the current story arc and the characters and stories themselves aren t as good as in days gone by. You know how a lot of popular Shonen anime has this thing where the anime gets popular and outpaces the manga, and so they end up doing large arcs that take months or sometimes years, and can sometimes have cool character development, but don t really advance the main plot in a significant way This felt like that.I had fun reading it It certainly isn t BAD There are some great lines that really made me laugh And it even does move up and even cap off a few plots But it kinda feels like the bo You know how a lot of popular Shonen anime has this thing where the anime gets popular and outpaces the manga, and so they end up doing large arcs that take months or sometimes years, and can sometimes have cool character development, but don t really advance the main plot in a significant way This felt like that.I had fun reading it It certainly isn t BAD There are some great lines that really made me laugh And it even does move up and even cap off a few plots But it kinda feels like the book Courageous from the original Lost Fleet series It s just a way to fill time between the really interesting stuff, and it doesn t live up to the high standard set by the earlier books in this very series I think this is the last book in the Lost Star series I hate to think this is the end Between the Lost Fleet series and the Lost Star series the characters have absorbed me into their world and I do not want to leave them The books in the series must be read in order to fully understand the story line.Midway Star system is facing multiple threats not only from the Syndicate Worlds but from a female pirate who has taken over three neighboring worlds and hates Gwen Iceni, and from a former Synd I think this is the last book in the Lost Star series I hate to think this is the end Between the Lost Fleet series and the Lost Star series the characters have absorbed me into their world and I do not want to leave them The books in the series must be read in order to fully understand the story line.Midway Star system is facing multiple threats not only from the Syndicate Worlds but from a female pirate who has taken over three neighboring worlds and hates Gwen Iceni, and from a former Syndicate CEO who was a POW that Iceni has released and sent to a neighboring star system But the greatest of all is the return of the Enigma.Campbell continues to introduce new characters to the story Needless to say, the book is well written I just could not put the book down so read it in one sitting Campbell has provided the reader with a number of exciting space battles and one ground battle Campbell is a master in writing space battles In this book we now have some romance between two couples I am not going to reveal the details Campbell steadily ties all the various strands of the story and brings them all together at the end of the book, but I still wantI read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible Marc Vietor has done an excellent job narrating this series Fourth book in The Lost Stars a side series to Campbell s long running Lost Fleet series focusing on the planet Midway, which has broken away from the faltering, repressive Syndicate Worlds President Iceni and General Drakon, former Syndicate CEO s, are learning how to build a functional government based on trust instead of fear They are making progress, but although the long war with the Alliance has ended, peace an almost forgotten concept is still far away The Syndicate Worlds want the Fourth book in The Lost Stars a side series to Campbell s long running Lost Fleet series focusing on the planet Midway, which has broken away from the faltering, repressive Syndicate Worlds President Iceni and General Drakon, former Syndicate CEO s, are learning how to build a functional government based on trust instead of fear They are making progress, but although the long war with the Alliance has ended, peace an almost forgotten concept is still far away The Syndicate Worlds want their rebellious colonies back, the alien enigmas want all humans destroyed, and the neighboring pirate queen has a bitter grudge against Iceni And there are multiple assassins threatening the leaders of Midway All of this means political plotting, military maneuvering, and multiple space battles.Campbell writes good, non jingoistic military SF This side series is worth reading But this book is a bit flatter than the first three And it is very definitely not the place to start the series Shattered Spear offers a satisfying conclusion to the Lost Stars series Readers who enjoyed the preceding three installments will not be disappointed by the manner in which the author brings the overall story to a close. Jack Campbell brings the Lost Stars saga to a deserved 5 star end with Shattered Spear.A compelling story in its own right and fitting end to the saga of the Lost Stars, a companion series, that takes place in the Lost Fleet universe I loved this series eventhan the excellent Lost Fleet Beyond The Frontier series of books, as The Lost Stars had a wider scope of interpersonal conduct, political passion and personal motivations than the original series, which stayed closer to the militari Jack Campbell brings the Lost Stars saga to a deserved 5 star end with Shattered Spear.A compelling story in its own right and fitting end to the saga of the Lost Stars, a companion series, that takes place in the Lost Fleet universe I loved this series eventhan the excellent Lost Fleet Beyond The Frontier series of books, as The Lost Stars had a wider scope of interpersonal conduct, political passion and personal motivations than the original series, which stayed closer to the militaristic political space saga that Jack Campbell has become known for.I can recommend this book and series to anyone who is familiar with Jack Campbell or is a fan of high calibre space warfare and political machinations set in a war ravaged galaxy of the far future The New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Fleet returns to the strong saga of a rebellion against a totalitarian regime and the determination of two people to create a better future in the farthest reaches of the colonized galaxy The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they re establishing at Midway But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule continues to undermine their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders promises of freedom from tyranny Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with an even greater threat An enigma warship has appeared and vanished near a Syndic colony If the aliens are capable of jumping into other human occupied star systems, then billions of people could be vulnerable to a hostile invasion fleet anywhere they choose to strike But an even greater vulnerability lies with Iceni and Drakon, as a once trusted adviser turned saboteur plans revenge Genre Go Round Reviews This is the fourth and final book in The Lost Stars series by Jack Campbell a.k.a John G Hemry This is the story of the aftermath of the Syndicate World s defeat by the Alliance and the attack on the Midway system by the alien Enigmas It is up to former CEO Artur Drakon and former CEO Gwen Iceni to form a new government and find a way to protect their star system from the remnants of the Syndicate government and also to protect their system in case of a return of the Enigmas They will fin This is the fourth and final book in The Lost Stars series by Jack Campbell a.k.a John G Hemry This is the story of the aftermath of the Syndicate World s defeat by the Alliance and the attack on the Midway system by the alien Enigmas It is up to former CEO Artur Drakon and former CEO Gwen Iceni to form a new government and find a way to protect their star system from the remnants of the Syndicate government and also to protect their system in case of a return of the Enigmas They will find this difficult with many hurdles to overcome At first the biggest hurdle will be the mistrust they have for each other but as time goes by they not only learn to cooperate but come to find affection for one another In this one now President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon are continuing to try and stabilize their star system and build a space force that will be able to defend it They learn that the neighboring star system of Iwa has become home to a new Syndicate base They decide to investigate it and also go to the Moorea star system to try and make a mutual defense deal with Imallye, the leader there When they arrive at Iwa they discover it has been destroyed by the alien Engimas and when they try to deal with Imallye, the leader of Moorea they are attacked After returning to Midway it is decided to attack the aliens at Iwa and to also lure Imallye s ships there to either deal or be destroyed This book is a grand conclusion to the Lost Stars series I hope Jack Campbell writesin the Lost Fleet, Lost Stars, Genesis Fleet universe In the aftermath of a human human intergalactic war, this book continues the story of two leaders of a crumbling interplanetary syndicate who have decided to rebel and take over a star system This describes the continuing challenges they encounter in establishing a freer society that protects rather than exploits its citizens The challenges include internal betrayal, attempts by the syndicate to take the star system back, a devious alien race that wants to destroy all human life near their bor In the aftermath of a human human intergalactic war, this book continues the story of two leaders of a crumbling interplanetary syndicate who have decided to rebel and take over a star system This describes the continuing challenges they encounter in establishing a freer society that protects rather than exploits its citizens The challenges include internal betrayal, attempts by the syndicate to take the star system back, a devious alien race that wants to destroy all human life near their borders, and attempting to build alliances with other rebellious star systems In this book they continue to consolidate their power, wrap up a couple of threads from earlier books, and begin a personal relationship The normal politics and battles occur as well What I like most is the political philosophy and politics presented and the tactics they use to accomplish their goals Space combat is presentedrealistically than normal since it accounts for long distances and the inertia of the ships It is a little reminiscent of the age of sale except at speeds of tens of thousands of km sec I like the characters, although they are a little 2 dimensional The dialogue is a bit unsophisticated It would be a decent airport read I ve read most of the many related books the author has written about this universe Most took place during the war and involved the politics and tactics for the Alliance to beat the Syndicate Shattered Spear is the fourth book in Campbell s Lost Stars series, a spinoff from his Lost Fleet series Led by President Iceni and General Drakon, the Midway star system continues to consolidate its rebellion against the Syndicate Worlds The threat of those Syndicate Worlds is compounded by the hostile alien Enigmas setting up a new base in a neighbouring star system and the appearance of an apparently hostile warlord in the next system over from that.With the Midway space fleet now muchShattered Spear is the fourth book in Campbell s Lost Stars series, a spinoff from his Lost Fleet series Led by President Iceni and General Drakon, the Midway star system continues to consolidate its rebellion against the Syndicate Worlds The threat of those Syndicate Worlds is compounded by the hostile alien Enigmas setting up a new base in a neighbouring star system and the appearance of an apparently hostile warlord in the next system over from that.With the Midway space fleet now muchestablished the emphasis of this book has movedtowards Space Opera with ground based operations only making a relatively minor contribution to the story This is once again good intelligent military science fiction but sadly it really felt very much like justof the same with constant reminders of how different everything is compared with the days of Syndicate rule and constant trust issues between the main protagonists, somewhat alleviated by some interestingly different space actions including one involving four different groups, each hostile to all the others It is still an enjoyable read but the lack of variety means I may shortly draw a line under these books and I ll probably not move on to the prequel series Campbell has now started set during the early days of the Alliance


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About the Author: Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell is a pseudonym for American science fiction author John G Hemry Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation John G Hemry is an American author of military science fiction novels Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark s War and Paul Sinclair series Under the name Jack Campbell, he has written four volumes of the Lost Fleet series, and on his website names twoforthcoming volumes He has also written over a dozen short stories, many published in Analog magazine, and a number of non fiction works.John G Hemry is a retired United States Navy officer His father, Jack M Hemry, also served in the navy and as John points out was a mustang John grew up living in several places including Pensacola, San Diego, and Midway Island.John graduated from Lyons High School in Lyons in 1974 then attended the US Naval Academy Class of 78 where he was labeled the un midshipman by his roommates.He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids His two eldest children are diagnosed as autistic and suffer from Neuro immune dysfunction syndrome NIDS , an auto immune ailment which causes their illness, but are progressing under treatment.John is a member of the SFWA Musketeers whose motto reads The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword, but the Wise Person Carries Both.


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