Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North inRestless Lightning, the second book in his new military science fiction series Breaker of Empires.
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
Praise forValiant Dust
Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads November 2017
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“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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