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Ascendant (Genesis Fleet, The #2) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 2 in the Genesis Fleet, The series.
A young fleet officer and a Marine stand together to defend their colony in the continuation of the powerful and action-packed Genesis Fleet saga from New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell.
In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former Marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse.
When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least.
Kosatka has been fighting a growing threat from so-called rebels--who are actually soldiers from aggressive colonies. When a "peacekeeping force" carrying thousands of enemy soldiers arrives in Kosatka's star system, the people of that world, including Lochan Nakamura and former "Red" Carmen Ochoa, face an apparently hopeless battle to retain their freedom.
It's said that the best defense is a good offense. But even if a bold and risky move succeeds, Geary and Darcy may not survive it...
About the Author
"Jack Campbell" is the pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the author of the Lost Fleet and the Lost Stars series as well as the Stark's War series, the Paul Sinclair series and the Pillars of Reality series.
Praise for Jack Campbell and his stunning science fiction novels
"Jack Campbell's Vanguard starts a new series with a bang. Honestly, it reads like first rate, action-packed, historical fiction—only this history is set hundreds of years in an all too believable future...I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment!"—Taylor Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen series
“Vanguard is the book Campbell's Lost Fleet readers have been waiting for....Strong characters, complex politics on multiple worlds, battles against impossible odds, this book has the whole package.”—Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award–winning author of Cold Welcome
“High-stakes action and deep-space intrigue that is deftly constructed, consistently surprising and thoroughly engaging.”—RT Book Reviews
“An excellent blend of real science and space action. I enjoyed myself thoroughly from first to last page.”—Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera.”—Publishers Weekly
“Campbell’s genius is action in space.”—Tor.com
“The visceral action comes fast and furious.”—Kirkus Reviews
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