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Admiral's Oath (Dakotan Confederacy Book 1) Kindle Edition
An empire broken by hubris
An officer raised by chance
Oaths that must be honored
Oaths that must be betrayed
Rear Admiral James Tecumseh barely survived his last mission against the Alliance of Free Stars with his reputation and life intact. Under a cloud of suspicion, he has been assigned to a quiet sector far from the front of the Terran Commonwealth’s war with the Castle Federation and its allies.
But when the Federation’s Operation Medusa cripples his nation’s communications and plummets an interstellar empire into silence, Admiral Tecumseh finds himself thrust into command of an entire fleet—and responsible for the safety of billions of innocent souls.
Enemies internal and external alike challenge the nation he is sworn to serve. Duty and honor call him to action to protect the innocent, and the Admiral and his new fleet are called to war once more.
But the darkest treason lurks where no one expects it…
From the Publisher
Castle Federation Series Highlights
A vast interstellar war fought with armadas of starfighters and battlecruisers.
Immersive Military Tactics
A cold war burns hot in vivid space battles that you can see and feel.
Beyond the starships and neural implants, people are people—and our choices define what we fight for.
Glynn Stewart is the Canadian science fiction and fantasy author of the Starship’s Mage, Duchy of Terra and Exile series. Writing managed to liberate him from a bleak future as an accountant. With his personality and hope for a high-tech future intact, he lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife, their cats, and an unstoppable writing habit.
Faolan’s Pen Publishing is an action-oriented science fiction publisher with an emphasis on unique high concepts and optimistic views of the future. Lead characters grapple with and are driven by a sense of duty—both to their cause and the people around them.
About the Author
- ASIN : B09NJPG86W
- Publisher : Faolan's Pen Publishing (January 11, 2022)
- Publication date : January 11, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 1700 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 489 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,382 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Alliance suckered punched the Terrans and killed all the Q-coms. No more instantaneous messages to all systems. To bring it to current day status its like they broke all your cell phones, tabs and computers and told everyone to write letters which will be be delivered by a pony express with a lame horse!
Also taking advantage of this the SLN also trying take overs of planets in neighbouring systems.
In the last book Captain James had been grudgingly promoted after joining with one enemy of the Alliance to defeat another. Since it worked he was promoted but they sent him to an out of the way system under the watchful eye of an admiral. Now that the admiral is out of the picture James finds himself in charge of the whole Dakota fleet. Things are happening fast and trying to determine who is with you and who is going to turn traitor is going to be a tough exercise.
Once you get into it, it is a real page turner and it leaves you wanting much more, another winner for Glynn Stewart and us readers.
A very engaging start to a new series set in a familiar universe. The story is told from the Terran perspective where the Terran Navy is immediately placed at a disadvantage. The story follows Admiral Tecumseh’s journey where he is to be the second in command of Sector Fleet Dakota, needs to revamp all of his forces’ procedures to only use light speed communications, fend off Stellar League incursions into his sector, overcome a number of problems arising from his last assignment and deal with the vast changes and treachery that are occurring in the Commonwealth. Where do his loyalties lie? To the people of his new sector he has sworn to protect or to the Commonwealth he has sworn to serve?
Great characterizations and a very entertaining story with plenty of twists and turns. Highly recommended!
I received an ARC for my review. I purchased my own copy to support the author.
That's the difference between most people; usually those who virtue signal, don't really practice the behavior. Those who do practice the behavior day in and day out, don't need to tell anyone. This story shouldn't have any of it.
This work is poorly done virtue signaling via written work. I'll pass on any new stuff by Stewart until I hear he's come to his senses.
This is one of my favorite books of Glynn's in the past few years. We get to see another side to a (probably) familiar universe - because you've already read the Stellar Fox books, right??? If not, DEFINITELY read those, but you don't NEED to before you read this book, it stands on its own just fine.
I wasn't ready to enjoy this book, because the Stellar Fox is second only to Damien Montgomery in terms of my favorite Glynn Stewart characters. How could I actually LIKE one of his adversaries?
But if you expect Glynn to do anything in vanilla manner, you don't know Glynn. Even in subtle ways he manages to bring you to a different outcome than you expect. Even expecting twists, he surprises you!
I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
This one tells the story of a disgraced admiral who finds himself in a bad spot when enemies destroy most of the ret of the fleet.
Personally, given how many admirals there likely are in such a fleet, the navy would just retire the disgraced admiral rather than essentially exiling him.
The book contains a lot of dialogue that no one would ever say, so makes it hard to believe in. It is also hard to believe in the story when the lead up to every space battle is a recitation of the odds against them over and over until they pull some clever trick out of their back pocket. Again not plausible.
The space battles are hard to believe as well. Ships pulling multiple thousands of gees without crushing the crew is a tough sell. As is the time scale.
A mediocre book, but I read it all. It came in Kindle unlimited so it cost me nothing extra.
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This book was as readable as all Mr Stewarts books and set up this next series brilliantly. Although you could read this without the need to read the 5 original confederacy books, you will enjoy it more if you do I believe.
Some new characters and adding to some known ones and I look forward to the next book.
I suggest reading the castle series first for world building, but it's not essential. It's a great book, a few nice twists and certainly the ending wasn't obvious. I like the characters and their development was well written. I look forward to the next book.
Instead we get a very, very, different protagonist. Primarily about the political chaos, it does it masterfully. A clear 10/10 read in its own right, it's also a fantastic start to a whole new series.