Valiant Dust by Richard Baker

Valiant Dust

Horatio Hornblower and Honor Harrington fans will find a new hero in Sikander North, first in a new military SF series with elements of colonial diplomacy and explosive action.In a new military SF series, Richard Baker begins the adventures of Sikander North in an era of great interstellar colonial powers.Sikander Singh North has always had it easy until he joined the crew...

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Valiant Dust Reviews

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/11/12/...Richard Baker is a name I know mostly from his game design work for Dungeons & Dragons as well as his Forgotten Realms novels, so my curiosity was piqued when I learned that he was kicking off a new military sci-fi series call...
  • H.P. Holo
    When David Weber puts a book in your hands and tells you to read it, you do, and so here is my book report on my recent ARC of Valiant Dust by Richard Baker.In Valiant Dust, Sikander Singh North is an aristocrat-turned-soldier, off to begin his first mission on the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS ...
  • Jessica Strider
    Pros: interesting characters, high attention to detail, diverse cast, nuanced politicsCons: more military minutiae than I personally like though less space battle action than military SF fans may be looking forHis Highness Lieutenant Sikander Singh North, Nawabzada of Ishar, is assigned to the Aquil...
  • Richard Baker
    Praise for Valiant Dust from David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington and Safehold series:Valiant Dust, fantasy writer Richard Baker’s first original science fiction novel, is very, very, very good. If you read his fantasy, you already know that he is a deft storyteller with a strong feel fo...
  • Chris
    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Valiant Dust is a military sci-fi novel, and the first of Richard Baker’s “Breaker of Empires” series. Sikander North is a prince. Well, close enough. His family rules a world, and, as he at one point indicates, he’s the at least nomi...
  • Tad
    Valiant Dust by Richard Baker is a promising start to a new Military Sci-Fi series with intriguing characters and a fascinating universe. The series (Breaker of Empires) is based on the colonization of Africa as European powers fought for dominance. Here, Earth long ago colonized the stars but some ...
  • David
    The first Richard Baker novel that I read was Zero Point, a tie in novel to the TSR Alternity Star Drive RPG. It was brilliant, and I consider it criminally underrated. It featured one of the best descriptions of brain computer use and personal AI I have ever read, among many other wonderful ideas.A...
  • eyes.2c
    A new star on the space opera map.An interesting reworking of space opera themes. Recontact by more developed interstellar powers with isolated frontier worlds from Terra and how that plays out. In this case the two major powers are the Aquilan Commonwealth and the Dremark Empire.The world that is i...
  • Henry Lazarus
    Richard Baker sets his tale in the era of future colonial politics in galactic future. Many colonies suffered technology loss after centuries of loss of contact. Acquilla and Dremish and Montréal all have worlds under their protection, though the Dremish claim they were shut out. Sikander Singh N...

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