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Relentless (The Lost Fleet, Bk 5)
Relentless - The Lost Fleet, Bk 5
Author: Jack Campbell
After successfully freeing Alliance POWs, "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos.
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ISBN-13: 9780441017089
ISBN-10: 0441017088
Publication Date: 4/28/2009
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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This is book 5 of the 6 that Campbell plans for this series. The entire series is fast moving, believable, and absorbing.

In Relentless the action slows a bit as the lost fleet has almost reached the safety of home space, but not quite. The ships of Black Jack's fleet are damaged and running low on supplies and there is still a battle ahead of them before they can get home.

Mr. Campbell has vividly imagined space warfare with its unimaginable speed and the frustrating delays. You can truly get the feel of what it would be like.

Character development takes a back seat to action here, but I have grown quite fond of Captain Geary and his companions. I can't wait for the 6th and final book to come out.

If you have not read the other books, I would not advise starting with this one. But it is an enthralling series. If this book interests you, consider starting with first book and working your way through to Relentless. You will have a great time.
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Although the premise of the book seems unnecessarily silly (a spacer who is recovered from an escape capsule 100 years after his ship blows up) it did not distract me from what was otherwise a fun romp through space. I enjoyed the author's character development and action scenes (I guess you can have "scenes" in a book??). I was mildly put off by some of the compassionate preaching, but then I subscribe to the "Kill them all and let God sort them out" philosophy. If you like space combat novels then you will like this one.
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Great sci-fi series.
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Good Book. This is no. 5 in a line of books. I wish the author would stop re-explaining things explained in the prev. books, though.
Still good reading...
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Relentless is book 5 (of 6) in the Lost Fleet series. It picks up where Valiant, left off, with Captain John 'Black Jack' Geary leading his fleet ever closer to Alliance space.

Things are never easy for the famous Black Jack Geary. Not only does he have to deal with Syndic trying to destroy him and his fleet every chance they get, but he has to deal with saboteurs within his own fleet that are willing to kill their comrades to undermine him and his authority.

And to make matters even worse, with only a couple of jumps left between him and Alliance space, he gets information that suggest there is another large Syndic fleet waiting for him somewhere between his fleet and hard earned safety.

On top of all that, he has to worry about the mysterious third party that seem to want the Alliance and Syndic's fighting among one another, who seem all to willing to destroy a star system to keep the war raging.

This was not the best book in the series and at times the dialogue can get bland, often feeling as if characters are lecturing one another rather than having conversations, but all in all, it is a good addition to the series. It gives a slight sense of resolution to a few lingering issues while leaving the larger ones wide open and ready to draw you into the sixth and final installment in The Lost Fleet series.