Valiant Dust (Breaker of Empires #1) by Richard Baker

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Read Valiant Dust (Breaker of Empires #1) Online Free - 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 of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. 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 the Hector 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 CSS Hector can survive his first mission.

Title : Valiant Dust (Breaker of Empires #1)
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ISBN : 0765390728
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★☆☆

November 12, 2017

3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 seri...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

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 for...

eyes.2c rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

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 i...

Chris rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

*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 nominal suzerain of a...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2017

Pros: interesting characters, high attention to detail, diverse cast, nuanced politics Cons: more military minutiae than I personally like though less space battle action than military SF fans may be looking for His Highness Lieutenant Sikander Singh North, Nawabzada of Ishar, is assigned to the Aq...

H.P. rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2017

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 C...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

January 15, 2018

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;...

David rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2017

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 idea...

Tad rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

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 so...

Henry rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

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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