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Breaker of Empires 2
Restless Lightning
By (author): Richard Baker
9780765390769 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Military Oct 23, 2018
$24.99 CAD
Active 5.53 x 8.21 x 1.16 in 432 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North inRestless Lightning, the second book in his new military science fiction series Breaker of Empires and sequel toValiant Dust.

Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire—where the navy sends trouble-makers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace—orredemption.

Breaker of Empires
#1Valiant Dust
#2Restless Lightning

RICHARD BAKER is a former United States Navy officer and a well-known game designer. He is also the author of Several novels, including theNew York Times bestsellerCondemnationand the highly acclaimedThe Last Mythaltrilogy. His game design credits include theAlternity Science Fiction Roleplaying Game, and theAxis & Allies Naval Miniatures Game—the best-selling naval wargame.

Praise forRestless Lightning

“Wrapped up in a pretty pink bow,Restless Lightning is a fun fireside read, perfect to break up the stresses of everyday life.”—BookPage

Praise forValiant Dust

Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads November 2017

The Verge—Science fiction and fantasy books to read this November

“New and extraordinary . . . Go read this!”—David Weber

“Fans of C.S. Forrester’s Horatio Hornblower will delight in discovering Baker’s Sikander North.”—RT Book Reviews, starred review

“Baker's military background only serves to raise this adventure above the rest.”—Kirkus

“This new series gets a grand start with fine attention to the details of starship engagements and operations, plus plenty of action as well as depth of character.”—Booklist

Valiant Dustis an excellent example of military SF at its best.” —Mike Stackpole, bestselling author ofRogue Squadron

“Interesting characters, high attention to detail, diverse cast, [and] nuanced politics.”—Sci-Fi Fan Letter

“In the finest tradition of Honor Harrington, Black Jack Geary, and Nicholas Seafort . . . an exciting new entry that fans of the genre won’t want to miss.” —Dayton Ward, bestselling author of24: Trial by Fire

“Intelligent space opera with lots of vivid action . . . sociological novel which examines the problems (on both sides) of a 3rd World aristocrat in a 1st World navy whose hierarchies are equally rigid.” —David Drake, author of the Hammer's Slammers series

“Intensely satisfying. Bravo! I look forward to more exploits of Sikander North!” —Ed Greenwood, creator of Forgotten Realms™

“An excellent mix of military action and political intrigue.” —Eric Flint, author of the 1632 series

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