|Far Side of the Stars, the (2003) [Novel]|
by David Drake
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Series: RCN (Daniel Leary)
(From the publisher):
While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other workólike escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond! The Princess Cecile, the corvette in which they carved their reputations in letters of fire, has been sold as a private yacht, but she still has her guns, her missiles, and her veteran crew.
Daniel and Adele will need all of those things as they face winged dragons, an Alliance auxiliary cruiser, jealous lovers, and a mysterious oracle which really does foresee the future. That won't be enough, though, when they penetrate a secret Alliance base and find a hostile fleet ready for a war that will sweep Cinnabar out of a strategically crucial arm of the galaxy. Preventing that will involve skill, courage, and more luck than a sane man could even pray for; and it will require a space battle on a scale that a tiny corvette like the Princess Cecile has no business being involved in. But she'll be in the middle of it anyway, because Daniel, Adele, and their Cinnabar crew would never turn their backs on a fight!
From the author's website
(Hardback edition only)
Bound in with this release is a CD-ROM The
Drake Disk to include full text of the following titles
in several formats:
plus Hammer's Slammers Handbook, Manly Wade Wellman's
John the Balladeer and TOR's Lord of the Isles.
There is also an audio version of The Far Side of
the Stars, a video clip of an AC-130 Gunship, Dave's entire web site,
an art gallery and connections to Baen's WebScription and Free Library
Original title: The Far Side of the Stars
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Militaristic