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Breaker of Empires 1
Valiant Dust
By (author): Richard Baker
9780765390738 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Military Sep 11, 2018
$20.99 CAD
Cancelled 5.38 x 8.25 x 0 in 368 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

In a stylish, smart, new military science fiction series, Richard Baker begins the adventures of Sikander North in an era of great interstellar colonial powers. Valiant Dustcombines the intrigues of interstellar colonial diplomacy with explosive military action.

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

Sikander Singh North has always had it easy—until he joined the crew of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSSHector. As the ship’s new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he has to use his fists. When theHector is called to help with a planetary uprising, he’ll have to earn his unit’s respect, find who’s arming the rebels, and deal with the headstrong daughter of the colonial ruler—all while dodging bullets.

Sikander’s military career is off to an explosive start—but only if he and CSSHector can survive his first mission.

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 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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