Guardian (#3)

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Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.

To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous.

And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives home unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction…


“Well up to the high standards established by this intriguing series.”


“Campbell’s genius is action IN SPAAAAACE. And the battle sequences are everything you’ve come to expect from The Lost Fleet series, with the added bonus of New! Tactics!”

“The Lost Fleet series is a whole lot of fun, and a great series for audio. Fans of military SF who haven’t yet taken the leap, why the hell not?”

The Guilded Earlobe

“I am definitely left itching for more from Beyond the Frontier […] If you’re a fan of the Lost Fleet, GUARDIAN offers more to devour while setting the stage for what looks to be […] something huge in the future.”

King of the Nerds

“He has delivered the type of story that puts a smile on your face and gets your anticipation up for the next installment. I, for one, am an unashamed fan of this series.”

Walker of Worlds

“I for one, want to find out what happens next.”


Awards & Accolades


2013 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist: “Best Science Fiction Novel”