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This review is from: Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, Book 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
The premise of Dauntless is very interesting. An old lost war hero, who has become a legend since his 'death', is discovered floating in space by a fleet trapped in enemy space and desperatly trying to get home. But of course he is not the mythical hero, but a man.
The space battles are very well written indeed and allot of thought has gone into the actual physics involved in space combat, this is not Star Wars. It is the kind of book that is hard to put down and you stay up rather longer than you should.
Why then only 4 stars, well it is a little short and feels like half a book that ends just as it is getting going. Perhaps a commercial decision to maximise revenue by dragging out a series. Characterisation is a little lacking as well. You only really get to know 3 characters in any detail at all.