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

  • Jeff
    It's too early to determine whether this will be in my Best of 2018 grouping.... but it is good... very good.Superficially, its just another mil-sci fi with a character that is just too perfect; makes all the right calls in battle, all the ladies (or gentlemen) drop their drawers in the bedroom; etc...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bill
    I had really expected to like this book more than I did. The pacing was very slow until around page 300, at which point the book finally started working for me. In that way, it was a bit like the Aubrey/Maturin novels that would take a long time to arrive at a well-told battle scene. Alas, North is ...
  • Glen
    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.Rich kid gets a berth on a spaceship and has to prove his worth to the crew, while on a dangerous mission. He also gets involved with a rich spoiled girl. Not bad, but nothing we haven't seen before....
  • Judy Lesley
    Valiant Dust gives readers the chance to meet the main character in a new series in the military SF category. Lieutenant Sikander Singh North is in the Aquilan Commonwealth Navy, just starting his assignment aboard the starship CSS Hector. North's home planet of Kashmir has not developed technologic...

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