Fleet Elements

Fleet Elements

The Praxis, the empire of now extinct Shaa, has again fallen into civil war, with desperate and outnumbered humans battling several alien species for survival. Leading the human forces are star-crossed lovers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula, who must find a way to overcome their own thorny personal history to defeat the aliens and assure humanity’s survival.

But even if the human fleet is victorious, the divisions fracturing the empire may be too wide to repair, as battles between politicians, the military, and fanatics who want to kill every alien threaten to further tear the empire apart. While Martinez and Sula believe they have the talent and tactics to defeat an overwhelming enemy, what will prevent their fellow humans from destroying themselves?

Title:Fleet Elements
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062467041
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    Fleet Elements Reviews

  • Liviu

    It's a middle book with some of the middle book's faults (setting up a finale, advancing the story just enough), while there is an element of artificiality in the main characters interactions as oppos...

  • Clyde

    Fleet Elements is another good read in WJW's excellent Dread Empire's Fall series. This one is marketed as #5, but there are also two novellas that take place between books 3 and 4. You don't have to ...

  • deep

    PW Starred: " Williams impresses with the second book of his sophisticated Praxis trilogy (after 2018’s The Accidental War), more red meat for fans of high-quality space operas. After a financial cr...

  • Ralph Blackburn

    Fleet Elements by Walter Jon Williams- Military Space Opera set in William's Praxis series. This would be number five in the series, but really set in a second trilogy, being the second book there, fo...

  • B.

    I won a copy of this one on a Goodreads giveaway. I'm giving it a tentative three stars for now, with further explanation as to why to follow - This is the latest book in a long-running space opera (f...

  • Mark

    Absolutely superb. I was somewhat worried this might be a typical middle trilogy book used largely as a vessel to set up the finale. I was extremely pleasantly suprised to find this is the not the cas...

  • Noel

    This review is more about Walter Jon Williams, and his writing, than it is about the book itself. I didn't mean to do that, and I do mention the book, at least. Move along iWhat can one say when it co...

  • Tom Dixon

    I received an advanced copy of this book. The Dread Empire's Fall series was on my to-read list, but I had not started before receiving this book. I went to the beginning of the series and enjoyed rea...

  • Kea4

    I have to say I really enjoyed this story. Sure its part of a long running series and I just happen to jump right in the middle of everything. At times there are places and events I’m not sure about...

  • Henry Lazarus

    Seven years after the war told in Walter Jon Williams’s Dread Empire's Fall series, there is an attempt to kick humans out of the fleet of the multi-species Praxis empire. It touched off The Acciden...