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In the first installment of this stylish, smart military science fiction audiobook series, Richard Baker begins the adventures of Sikander North in an era of great interstellar colonial powers. Valiant Dust combines the intrigues of interstellar colonial diplomacy with explosive military action.
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. This fast-paced audiobook will transport listeners to distant galaxies and fully immerse them in interstellar warfare.
©2017 Richard Baker (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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"New and extraordinary.... Go read this!" (David Weber)
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By @tone0189 on 11-10-17

Enjoyable, but predictable.

The book was really well written and the narration was well done. If you are looking for a well written and well perfumed book then I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for something new and innovative - something that hasn't been done before or a new take on an old story - then this might not be a book to your liking.

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By Lab Rat on 11-20-17

A Little Slow at First

I bought this book and the corresponding audiobook. I really liked the story. It did start off a little slow, but that is understandable as it set things up. Later, it broke into high gear and the plot got really interesting. I’m glad I got the audiobook. The narrator, Steve West, has a voice
I could listen to all day. I hope there will be more books in this series.

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By RelentlessRomantic on 11-08-17


An interesting take on standard military SF, with The Great Game played out on an interstellar stage. Well written and superbly narrated.

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