The Lost Stars (Hardcover)

Tarnished Knight

By Jack Campbell

Ace Books, 9781937077822, 390pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

List Price: 26.95*
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Jack Campbell's The Lost Fleet series delivers military science fiction at its best * in every action-packed adventure. Now the "New York Times" bestselling author puts the Alliance fleet's enemy in the spotlight as the people of the Syndicate Worlds attempt to rebuild their lives after Admiral John Black Jack Geary defeated them

The authority of the Syndicate Worlds government is crumbling. Civil war and rebellion are breaking out in many star systems despite the Syndic government's brutal attempts to suppress disorder. Midway is one of those star systems, and leaders there must decide whether to remain loyal to the old order or fight for something new.

CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of loyal soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System assisted by an ally he's unsure he can trust

CEO Gwen Iceni was exiled to Midway because she wasn t ruthless enough in the eyes of her superiors. She's made them regret their assessment by commandeering some of the warships at Midway and attacking the remaining ships still loyal to the Syndicate empire. Iceni declares independence for the Midway Star System on behalf of the people while staying in charge as President. But while she controls the mobile fleet, she has no choice but to rely on General Drakon's ground forces to keep the peace planet-side

If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rising up in rebellion against them, to defend Midway against the alien threat of the enigma race and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule

*Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award winning author of "Carnelians.

About the Author

"Jack Campbell" is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer (and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis). As Jack Campbell, he writes "The Lost Fleet" series of military science fiction novels. He lives with his family in Maryland.

Praise For The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight

Praise for The Lost Fleet series  “A rousing adventure with a page-turning plot, lots of space action, and the kind of hero Hornblower fans will love.”
—William C. Dietz, national bestselling author of A Fighting Chance “Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I’ve ever seen anywhere.”—David Sherman, coauthor of the Starfist series “Jack Campbell’s dazzling new series is military science fiction at its best.”
—Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award–winning author of Carnelians “A solid, thoughtful, and exciting novel loaded with edge-of-your-seat combat.”—Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award–winning author of the Vatta’s War series