Perilous Shield

Perilous Shield

eBook - 2013
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Penguin Putnam
Following a successful coup against the tyrannical Syndicate, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System work to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies.
 
President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is their only defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with another former Syndicate CEO—and an officer of the hated Alliance.
 
Despite General Artur Drakon’s misgivings, he partnered with Iceni to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her—or lose her support. But in the back of his mind, there are three words that describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead.

Baker & Taylor
The rebels of the Midway Star System work to create a new government that is both powerful and fair despite a new alien threat to humanity in the second novel of the series following Tarnished Knight. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781101625880
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Lost stars : perilous shield

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IndyPL_SteveB Jul 11, 2019

Sequel to *The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight*. It’s hard to put this series down! Clever plotting, good characters, well-described action, and a pace that doesn’t let you find any breathing space. These books are military/space war science fiction but the characters are believable and involving... Read More »


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If politics is a science, it's a perverted one.

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There wasn't any profit in hopeless battles.

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IndyPL_SteveB Jul 11, 2019

Sequel to *The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight*. It’s hard to put this series down! Clever plotting, good characters, well-described action, and a pace that doesn’t let you find any breathing space. These books are military/space war science fiction but the characters are believable and involving, not plastic super-heroes. Campbell has taken on something new in writing a series which flips perspective to the *losing* side in a long space war, after writing several books from the point of view of the winners.

One side (“The Alliance”) has finally won a major century-long war. The losing side (“The Syndicate Worlds”) has fractured into smaller groups of planets, in various forms of allegiance to the old ways or to outright rebellion. On the planet Midway, two former Syndicate leaders are attempting to convert their system into something more practical and democratic, while dodging assassination attempts and repelling re-invasion attempts by the remaining Syndicate forces and a mysterious non-human civilization referred to as “the enigma.” Now some officers from each side are forced to work together for survival.

If you like books that will get your adrenaline pumping and won’t leave with you with an “empty reading calories” feeling afterwards, this would be a great series to try.

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