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Restless Lightning

Restless Lightning

Breaker of Empires, Book 2

Breaker of Empires (Volume 2)

Richard Baker

Tor Books

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Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North in Restless Lightning, the second book in his new military science fiction series Breaker of Empires and sequel to Valiant 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—or redemption.

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Praise for Restless Lightning

Praise for Restless Lightning

“[A] riveting space opera as tectured in politics and psychology as it is in battle details in the military-sf tradition of David Weber and David Drake.”—Booklist

“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 for Valiant 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 Dust is an excellent example of military SF at its best.” —Mike Stackpole, bestselling author of Rogue 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 of 24: Trial by Fire

“Intelligent space opera with lots of vivid action . . . sociological novel which examines the problems (on bot… More…








Praise for Restless Lightning

“[A] riveting space opera as tectured in politics and psychology as it is in battle details in the military-sf tradition of David Weber and David Drake.”—Booklist

“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 for Valiant 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 Dust is an excellent example of military SF at its best.” —Mike Stackpole, bestselling author of Rogue 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 of 24: 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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Richard Baker

RICHARD BAKER is a former United States Navy officer and a well-known game designer. He is also the author of Several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Condemnation and the highly acclaimed The Last Mythal trilogy. His game design credits include the Alternity Science Fiction Roleplaying Game, and the Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures Game—the best-selling naval wargame.

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