Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Book #38 - Victorious

62567608[1] I was looking forward to reading Victorious. It was the first book that I pre-ordered from Barnes and Noble electronically, and sure enough it was in my online library the morning it was released. I would have liked it to download automatically, but it’s not a Kindle app.

This is the sixth and last book in the Lost Fleet series. I’ve read them all, and I highly recommend that you read them in order to capture the mood, the excitement, and the tension.

This book is different than the others. At the end of Book 5, Black Jack Geary had gotten the fleet back to Alliance space and defeated the last flotilla there sent by the Syndics. In this book, for the first time it starts with him not in a place where the fleet is in danger. He begins by briefing the Alliance Senate Grand Council, asking for permission to remain in command of the fleet and go back to force the Syndics to end the war.

He’s still at odds with people, especially those that were not with him in the fleet and he still has battles. But they are different, and the book, predictably, has things go his way. In this book he confronts the Syndics, the aliens, and finally the captain of his flagship.

You can guess what happens if you have read the others, but it’s still a good read. Even though I haven’t read the other books in some time, I enjoyed this one and had a hard time putting it down.

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