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I got hooked on The Lost Fleet and then Beyond the Frontier Series and now a new great sub series about the Midway Star system. The story picks up with life on Midway after Geary leaves Midway into the unknown space to explore it. The Midway Star System has declared independence from the Syndic and are forming a new government and alliances of neighbouring star systems. Jack Campbell's usual great space battles, intrigue between different groups all goes into creating action, suspense and the ending leaves me wanting the next volume in the series. If you like the other two series you will enjoy this new one.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
The story is almost as engaging as the Lost Fleet books. However, if one hasn't read the Lost Fleet books the story and setting could be a little confusing. Marc Vietor's performance was good but not great; at times it was hard to distinguish the different characters. Christian Rummel has a much larger range of character voices and I wish he were narrating the Lost Stars as well. Overall a good beginning to another series of books from Mr. Hemry.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Tarnished Knight is a real step forward for Campbell [Hemry] in my opinion. More than in any other of his books in the Alliance/Syndic universe, we the reader actually get some genuine depth to the main cast of characters. When there is introspection it is worth while in the majority of cases. Whilst the earlier novels made for good military Sci-fi they at times they came across like a commentary.
This might a controversial statement to fans of the series, however after reading this i think i like Gwen Iceni's character over Geary or Desjani and Rione's nowhere by comparison. I hope that Iceni continues to receive dur prominence and is treated well by the author.
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a good start to the story. interesting to see what the characters are thinking and doing.
I picked this up as a random buy as it was cheap. It's slow to get moving but I got quite into it. He tries to write some diverse character and there is a strong female lead but still we see reliance upon standard space opera tropes such as the slinky psychopath female. Even with that said I have to admit I'm about to buy the second book as the overall world story is quite interesting.
Excellent work like all of the audio books. Only thing that could make them better is multiple voice actors and maybe sound effects