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Title: Imperfect Stars
Series: The Lost Stars, Lost Fleet
Author: Jack Campbell
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
President Iceni and General Drakon must defend themselves yet again from the remnants of the Syndic Gov’t. The best way they can think of to do this is to help their neighbors and form some sort of loose Coalition or Alliance but without becoming the Syndics 2.0 or an Empire.
The Ulindi Star System is in rebellion and looks promising to both Iceni and Drakon. But can they help that system without endangering themselves or the people they have sworn to protect.
First, it has taken me 3 books to put the facts together that Iceni’s name is Gwen and Drakon’s is Artur. Arthur and Guinevere. Doh. Hope that doesn’t bode ill for the ending of the series.
Loved, loved, loved this book! It was the perfect mix of space fighting, ground fighting, intrigue, mystery with just a hint of romance. I have to admit, I think I am enjoying this Lost Stars series more than the original Lost Fleet books. And I definitely enjoy having 2 main characters instead of just Jack Black Geary.
This series continues to explore non-Alliance space, politics and the after-affects of Jack Black ending the war. With the introduction of the Dancers’ cryptic message about “different stars” you know this series is going to go for several more books. Honestly, I’m hoping for another 3, to make it match the original series.
While my enthusiasm for the spinoff series Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier waxes and wanes, these books have consistently kept my interest and kept me wanting the next book, now. Highly recommended to any SFF fan, with the caveat that you read the first 6 Lost Fleet books to understand the universe you are in.