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The Genesis Fleet - Triumphant (Book 3) Paperback – May 29, 2019
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A young fleet officer and a Marine must stand together to defend their neighbors and their colony in this thrilling finale to the powerful and action-packed Genesis Fleet saga from New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell.
The recently colonized world of Glenlyon has learned that they're stronger when they stand with other star systems than they are on their own. But after helping their neighbor Kosatka against an invasion, Glenlyon has become a target. The aggressive star systems plan to neutralize Glenlyon before striking again.
An attack is launched against Glenlyon's orbital facility with forces too powerful for fleet officer Rob Geary to counter using their sole remaining destroyer, Saber. Mele Darcy's Marines must repel repeated assaults while their hacker tries to get into the enemy systems to give Saber a fighting chance.
To survive, Glenlyon needs more firepower, and the only source for that is their neighbor Kosatka or other star systems that have so far remained neutral. But Kosatka is still battling the remnants of the invasion forces on its own world, and if it sends its only remaining warship to help will be left undefended against another invasion. While Carmen Ochoa fights for the freedom of Kosatka, Lochan Nakamura must survive assassins as he tries to convince other worlds to join a seemingly hopeless struggle.
As star systems founded by people seeking freedom and autonomy, will Kosatka, Glenlyon and others be able to overcome deep suspicions of surrendering any authority to others? Will the free star systems stand together in a new Alliance, or fall alone?
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- Publisher : Titan Books (UK) (May 29, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1785650440
- ISBN-13 : 978-1785650444
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.76 x 1.06 x 5.08 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,055,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-Overabundance of time spent on explaining universe setting minutia that series veterans have heard a dozen times
-Villains who are hypercompetent at skullduggery but always incompetent at a stand up fight
-Heroes being saved by a bit too conveniently coincidental twist that they couldn't plan for
And this series had a bit too much romance melodrama for me to handle.
I find myself less enamored with the Fleet series. I feel like I'm just reading the same book again and again just different places and sometimes different names. It's not bad, just...too much of the same.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the Pillars of Reality series, completely different genre, proving Mr. Campbell’s rich creative talents. I enjoyed his other space series, as well, especially the Paul Sinclair books. Might I be so bold as to suggest (selfishly, because I really like them) going back to The Lost Stars books? I’m really interested to see how those develop and they are different enough from the Fleet books (though spun off from them) to make me anxious for the next installment. It’s been 3 years since the last, I think, and while a parallel storyline to the Fleet stories, it would be, perhaps, a nice way to segue back into that storyline with the aliens?
Anyway, I loved the book, hence the 4 stars, but like others, I’ve had my fill for a while, hence not 5 stars. But every bit as enjoyable, exciting, and relatable as the earlier books, bravo, Mr. Campbell!
The same great characters we meet in the two earlier books are here again, doing their best.
If you liked the Lost Fleet series, then you're likely to enjoy this and the series, as well.
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Of the three released books none of them have any consistency in the naming they appear with on Kindle.
The Genesis Fleet - Vanguard
The Genesis Fleet: Ascendant (Book 2)
The Genesis Fleet
Yep this book only gives the series name and doesn't even give it's own name!
I'm giving 4 stars as the story is good but the above really needs to be addressed, (and for long running series having a book number show up in the title would be very useful ... There has been times when I've had to resort to Wikipedia to work out what's next!)
And these being a prequel to 'The lost Fleet' series. It will help to have familiarity with that series, which began with 'The Lost Fleet: Dauntless' to get the most from this one.
But if you've read all these books already, and know all that, read on.
This one runs for three hundred and eighty four pages. It has fifteen chapters. An epilogue. And it brings the trilogy to a complete close.
The world of Glenlyon is under attack once again. This time it's orbital facility is in trouble. Whilst Rob Geary commands the space battle against the attacks, Mele Darcy and her marines fight for the station.
Meanwhile fighting still continues on the world of Kosatka, where Carmen is in the thick of it. And Lochan is off elsewhere trying to persuade other worlds to get involved. An alliance of forces might be the only hope any of them have for survival..
Credit to the writer. Because you know what you're going to get from these books: Realistic space combat. Characters with moral dilemmas to ponder and military people having as much as they hate it to play politics. A pretty decent depiction of the effect hand to hand combat will have on people. And more. But even so, he does manage to do a good job each time.
There's just some good storytelling going on here. It does take about a quarter of the book to really get going and settle down, but once it does it becomes a real page turner. The action does focus a bit more on two of the four leads early on, before switching to the others in the second. But, even though this being a prequel means you know how it will end, it's still an interesting read seeing it get there. Because it's very good at the political side of it. As very different worlds have trust issues and considerations a plenty to get into.
There's some nice foreshadowing at the end of the final chapter also.
And the epilogue is a superb and delightful surprise, which does manage to round off the trilogy successfully in a very pleasing way.
A good read from a reliable writer who is good at producing such. And whatever he does next, as it doesn't appear to be the end of this fictional universe, I want to read it.
For the marines, fighting to deny the enemy the use of a facility until help arrives, the imminent arrival of the help creates an unexpected deadline for them to win the fight by their own efforts, or the death toll will be unacceptably high.
Covers many things: creating an alliance is only the first step: next is getting victims of aggression to trust the alliance, and then there's the matter of making sure that the alliance does not itself become a threat to freedom and its more powerful members respect the less powerful.
In many ways a diplomatic thriller as well as a space-combat one.