Tarnished Knight (The Lost Fleet: The Lost Stars, Book 1) (US Edition)

By Jack Campbell

Retail ePub. publication 1 of a continual sub-series within the misplaced Fleet Universe.

Jack Campbell’s The misplaced Fleet sequence can provide “military technology fiction at its best”* in each action-packed experience. Now the [i]New York Times bestselling writer places the Alliance fleet’s enemy within the highlight because the humans of the Syndicate Worlds try to rebuild their lives after Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary defeated them… [/i]

The authority of the Syndicate Worlds’ executive is crumbling. Civil battle and uprising are breaking out in lots of megastar structures regardless of the Syndic government’s brutal makes an attempt to suppress affliction. halfway is a type of celebrity structures, and leaders there needs to come to a decision no matter if to stay unswerving to the outdated order or struggle for anything new.

CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic executive didn't guard its electorate from either the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of unswerving squaddies less than his command, Drakon launches a conflict for regulate of the halfway celebrity System—assisted by means of an best friend he’s not sure he can trust…

CEO Gwen Iceni was once exiled to halfway simply because she wasn’t ruthless sufficient within the eyes of her superiors. She’s made them remorse their overview by way of commandeering a few of the warships at halfway and attacking the rest ships nonetheless unswerving to the Syndicate empire. Iceni publicizes independence for the halfway superstar approach on behalf of the folks whereas staying responsible as “President.” yet whereas she controls the cellular fleet, she has no selection yet to depend upon “General” Drakon’s floor forces to maintain the peace planet-side…

If their coup is to be successful, Drakon and Iceni needs to positioned their adjustments apart to avoid the inhabitants of halfway from emerging up in uprising opposed to them, to guard halfway opposed to the alien probability of the enigma race—and to ferret out saboteurs decided to reestablish Syndic rule…

*Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award–winning writer of Carnelians

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That’s what they stated an hour in the past! ” “Madam President. ” She spun to work out that Sub-Executive Kontos had simply entered the bridge to boot. “I was once coming to report back to you, Madam President,” Kontos stated. although nonetheless skinny, after relaxation, foodstuff, and water, he now not wavered as he stood, now not even if confronted by means of a CEO at the rampage. “One extra hour and not more. i myself warrantly it. ” The already-hushed bridge appeared to develop deathly quiet. lower than the Syndicate process, bulletins of non-public accountability may possibly presage rewards, yet extra frequently foretold severe punishment. Iceni eyed Kontos. “Are you conscious of what occurred to the final one who did not perform their paintings as that they had promised me, Sub-Executive Kontos? ” “I don't need to difficulty myself with that, Madam President. there'll be no failure. Battleship B-78 could be prepared for circulation below its personal energy in a single hour. ” His calm and self assurance penetrated even her anger. both Kontos was once very courageous and extremely able, or he was once a complete fool incapable of realizing the destiny his personal phrases have been growing. “One hour, Sub-Executive Kontos. otherwise you might end up open air and not using a survival swimsuit attempting to push the battleship to the leap aspect. ” “I comprehend, Madam President. ” Kontos saluted and left. Her frustration snuffed out by way of Kontos’s functionality, Iceni became to Marphissa, who used to be nonetheless looking at the place Sub-Executive Kontos had stood. “The boy is insane,” Marphissa stated. “Would you will want him to be one among your officials, Kommodor? ” Iceni requested. “Absolutely. He will be an important asset. If I didn’t need to kill him. ” “Then I’ll allow you to in on anything I simply made up our minds. If that battleship is less than manner in a single hour or much less, Kontos might be your second-in-command in case you think command of the halfway. ” Marphissa’s stunned gaze switched to Iceni. “Second-in-command? That’s a sub-CEO or senior govt place. ” “He’ll have earned it, don’t you think that? ” A pause, then the Kommodor nodded. “Yes. definite, I do. ” * * * FORTY-SEVEN mins after Kontos had spoken to her, he referred to as Iceni back. “Battleship B-78 is able to stream at your command, Madam President. ” Marphissa, scanning her readouts at the readiness of the battleship, nodded with an surprised glance. Iceni settled again in her seat, taking a look round the bridge of the heavy cruiser. It felt a long way much less occupied even if each expert station was once in use.

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