In the Stormy Red Sky

In the Stormy Red Sky

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"Daniel Leary is Cinnabar's most successful space captain; his friend, Lady Adele Mundy, is its most efficient spy-- but they've got they're hands full this time as they face: A Cinnabar Senator furious at losing an election--and still powerful enough to make her anger deadly ; The boy ruler of a star cluster who thinks he's a god--and who can sign the death warrants of even Cinnabar officials if a mad whimsy tells him to ; A world of slaves and escaped slaves, where the most savage beasts in the jungle used to be human ; An enemy base that could shrug off attack by powerful battle-fleets--but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive."--dust jacket.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Pub. ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2009.
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ISBN: 9781416591597
1416591591
9781439133644
1439133646
Call Number: DRAKE
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Science fiction.
Mundy, Adele (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Leary, Daniel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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May 23, 2011

Great mix of history and sci-fi, once again. Exciting to read, with great character development and profound psychological statements about friendship. Fascinating. Finally, unlike some authors, Drake doesn't hide war behind a pretty façade: some familiar faces do die. Makes it all a little more immediate, somehow.

neko Sep 29, 2009

Leary and Mundy are the perfect pair in this latest RCN tale. An excellent read. Drake's use of history is top notch.

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