Book Review: Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #1)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I fell in love with Jack Campbell’s series “The Lost Fleet” and knew at its conclusion that I would have to read “The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier” when it was published. I did not get the chance to start reading the series until just last week.

As was the case with his previous series, once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. This series is SciFi Military reading candy at it best.

So, what do I like about it? Well, besides interesting characters, an intriguing mystery and well-written battles (not to mention lots of well thought out studies on human responses to emprisonment) it doesn’t have much to recommend it. 🙂

If you haven’t read anything about this series, it follows “Black Jack” Geary as he is once again sent into the breach, this time commanding the Alliance Fleet (by order, this time). Their mission? To go into alien space and learn everything they can about “The Enigma” race.

That is interesting enough, but Jack Campbell does a wonderful job putting that human element into his story. There are plots going on in the background, enemy CEO’s to deal with, and POW’s to deal with not to mention Fleet intrigues. It makes for a wonderful story.

I highly recommend this series to anyone. My only suggestion to you, if you haven’t already read any of the previous series, is to get out there right now and start at the very beginning. That will give you all of the rich background and pull you in as deeply as I have been.


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