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**Richard Baker continues his new military science fiction series, Breaker of Empires, with vivid space battles and elements of politics and cultural heritage, picking up where *Valiant Dust* and *Restless Lightning* have led.** Now a captain, Sikander Singh North commands the destroyer *Decisive,* assigned to Zerzura, a haven for piracy and the next playing-board in the Great Game. The Aquilan Commonwealth and the Empire of Dremark vie for the allegiance of local ruler Marid Pasha, a competition with stakes that reach far beyond the sector’s pirate-infested limits. Sikander must stop the pirate attacks while charting his course between the ambitions of Marid Pasha, a dubious alliance with a shipping magnate, and the inexperience of *Decisive* ’s crew…a situation that only grows more complicated when an old enemy returns. Breaker of Empires
*Valiant Dust*
*Restless Lightning*
*Scornful Stars* At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. **
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**Praise for *Scornful Stars ** *“* Scornful Stars* is a well-written, compelling, if cynical, tale of interstellar military power and colonialism, politics, piracy, and corruption contrasted with duty, a book well worth reading, especially today.”? L.E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Reculce Saga ****
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**Praise for *Valiant Dust** *
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**Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads November 2017**
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***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*
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“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
### About the Author
RICHARD BAKER is a former United States Navy officer and a well-known game designer as well as 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 bestselling naval wargame.




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