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the fleet flies on
on 25 March 2008
third in a series of science fiction novels about the lost fleet. There's an interstellar war on between two human groupings of worlds, the alliance and the syndic. the alliance space fleet are trapped behind enemy lines, and only their chance discovery of captain geary, an alliance hero of years before who was stuck in suspended animation for ages till the fleet found him, could save the day.
Can geary get the fleet home? and can he live up to the legend he's become in the meantime?
all these books run for three hundred pages. and whilst not being great literature are quite decent prose and characterisation wise.
For the first hundred pages this looked like having mid book in series syndrome, in that not much happens and things continue much as before.
However the remaining two hundred pages were really rather entertaining, as the space battles carry on in earnest, and the alliance fleet really struggle to survive. this was entertaining and engrossing reading, and the book ends on a cliffhanger that was really quite rousing and makes me desperate to know what will happen next.
I'll be back for more. the aliens promised on the back of the book are only hinted at late on. Doubtless we'll see more of them in future volumes