History Literature / TheLostStars

23rd Feb '18 9:45:18 PM CWC
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* FourthDateMarriage: Even earlier than that. [[Drakon and Iceni]]'s RelationshipUpgrade to OfficalCouple comes when the former proposes to the latter.

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* FourthDateMarriage: Even earlier than that. [[Drakon [[spoiler:Drakon and Iceni]]'s RelationshipUpgrade to OfficalCouple OfficialCouple comes when the former proposes to the latter.
16th Jan '18 1:53:11 PM Edvardelis
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** They've given up damaged and/or incomplete ships as a goodwill gesture because they realize they don't have the resources to actually fix and/or crew the vessels.
** They also speak about the money required to keep the crews paid and the ships stocked with weapons. Midway is a little richer than average, but not by a whole lot.
6th Nov '17 2:28:08 PM Kakai
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* AltarTheSpeed: Defied. [[spoiler:Iceni and Drakon]] deliberately decide to postpone their wedding until after an important mission, because they don't want it to look like they're hurrying up in case one of them dies.
6th Nov '17 2:23:20 PM Kakai
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* BetaCouple: Bradamont and Rogero's relationship serves as a background for Iceni and Drakon's copious amounts of {{UST}}.



%%* TheChainsOfCommanding: Iceni

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%%* * TheChainsOfCommanding: IceniIceni is terrified when she realizes the public loves her and will do anything for her.



* FourthDateMarriage: Even earlier than that. [[Drakon and Iceni]]'s RelationshipUpgrade to OfficalCouple comes when the former proposes to the latter.



%%* IGaveMyWord: Drakon, to four ISS agents.

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%%* * IGaveMyWord: Drakon, to Drakon protects four ISS agents.agents despite everyone trying to get him to kill them like the rest because he had promised them a passage off planet for them and their families.



* OutWithABang: A Snake gets taken out this way

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* OutWithABang: A Snake gets taken out this wayway.



%%* PostVictoryCollapse: Kontos and his forces

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%%* * PostVictoryCollapse: Kontos and his forcesforces have to be rushed to the medical after winning the control of the battleship. Kontos himself tries to play it brave, but while giving his report to Iceni, he collapses on the floor mid-sentence.



* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Drakon and Iceni]] become OfficialCouple in the last book.



* {{Yandere}}: Roh Morgan has many qualities of one. Not only did she hide the full extent of her mental instability, she's utterly obsessed with Drakon, first trying to separate him from all other friends and advisors, then [[spoiler:raping him while he's drunk]], and eventually trying to [[spoiler:murder Iceni at hers and Drakon's wedding]]. All while claiming she has his best intrests in mind.



%%* YouAreInCommandNow: Kontos
%%* YourHeadASplode: CEO Hardrad
%%--> Morgan "He was working away at activating those detonation codes when his brains got turned into wallpaper"

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%%* * YouAreInCommandNow: Kontos
%%*
Kontos ends up in charge of the then-unnamed Battleship when the snakes kill all executives and he's left as the most senior surviving worker.
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YourHeadASplode: CEO Hardrad
%%--> Morgan "He
Hardrad goes out this way.
--> '''Morgan''': He
was working away at activating those detonation codes when his brains got turned into wallpaper"wallpaper.
15th Jun '17 10:03:37 PM CommanderVisor
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Not to be confused with ''Literature/LostStars'', which is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' novel.
2nd May '17 3:35:54 PM Bissek
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''The Lost Stars'' is a hard SF series by [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]], a spinoff of his ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series. Taking place shortly after the end of the Alliance-Syndicate War, the Syndicate Worlds have begun collapsing following their defeat in the war. In the star system of Midway, two Syndicate [=CEOs=], Gewn Iceni and Artur Drakon, revolt and free their system from the Syndicate Worlds. It's an uphill struggle but they do have some things going for them. They have the (compromised) loyalty of their subordinates, the (mercurial) consent of the citizenry, and, most importantly, the (tepid) support of Black Jack, the godlike entity who single-handedly brought the Sydicate Worlds to its knees. Working together while always suspecting one is about to double cross the other, the face issues of controlling Midway themselves, and how to alter its oppressive practices, and defend it from the aliens only a star system away.

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''The Lost Stars'' is a hard SF series by [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]], a spinoff of his ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series. Taking place shortly after the end of the Alliance-Syndicate War, the Syndicate Worlds have begun collapsing following their defeat in the war. In the star system of Midway, two Syndicate [=CEOs=], Gewn Gwen Iceni and Artur Drakon, revolt and free their system from the Syndicate Worlds. It's an uphill struggle but they do have some things going for them. They have the (compromised) loyalty of their subordinates, the (mercurial) consent of the citizenry, and, most importantly, the (tepid) support of Black Jack, the godlike entity who single-handedly brought the Sydicate Worlds to its knees. Working together while always suspecting one is about to double cross the other, the face issues of controlling Midway themselves, and how to alter its oppressive practices, and defend it from the aliens only a star system away.


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** Gwen is Gweneviere. Her last name is the name of the tribe of the famous British Queen Boudicca.
12th Jan '17 9:09:18 AM erttheking
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* EasyLogistics: Much like in the ''Lost Fleet'', it's averted here. Early on, Iceni and Drakon managed to capture a partially completed battleship. A good portion of their efforts after that are not just dedicated to obtaining more resources to complete it, but also to finding sailors to crew it, which proves to be much harder than one might imagine. It gets to the point where they have to embark a risky mission through Syndic space to retrieve several thousand prisoners of war from the Alliance to act as crew.
11th Jan '17 9:19:23 PM erttheking
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* TwentyFourHourArmor: After it's made clear that someone is trying to assassinate Bradamount when she's on a ship full of former Syndic prisoners of war, she wears Rogero's armor at all times until the end of the journey. RealityEnsues and the smell is utterly horrific when she takes it off.


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* AscendedExtra: Drakon, Iceni, Morgan, Malin, Rogero, Bradamont and Marphisa were all characters in ''The Lost Fleet'' but were minor characters at best. Rogero didn't even appear in person, only in the form of a recording. This time around, all of them are major characters with vastly larger roles.


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* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: Averted with Rogero. He manages to resist being seduced by a recently liberated executive [[spoiler: who turns out to be an undercover snake]] and then thinks wryly that it's an achievement that he won't exactly be able to boast about.
11th Jan '17 9:10:56 PM erttheking
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* BloodKnight: A variant with Colonel Gaiene. It's not that he enjoys killing or fighting, it's just that fighting is one of the few things that makes him feel alive anymore.
11th Jan '17 9:09:34 PM erttheking
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* WhamEpisode: The last chapter of ''Perilous Shield'' lays it on THICK. [[spoiler: Malin has been lying to Drakon, it turns out that Morgan is actually his biological mother, Morgan's psych evaluation was falsified out of pity and she is dangerously unstable, it turns out that Morgan is pregnant with Drakon's child, and that she wants to raise the child to be someone who could rule over all of human space, surpassing even John "Black Jack" Geary.]]
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