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Fireships
A female space merchant joins the Venusian revolution against the corrupt Earth government, seeking wealth through piracy....
Goddess of the Ice Realm
Tor, Sep 2003, 27.95, 496 pp. ISBN: 0312873883 Prince Garric and his retinue, which besides trusted humans includes the ghost of the great King Carus inside his head, crossed the island of Haft to reach the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom Carcosa. Garric plans to unite the people living on the numerous islands that make up the Isles. Garric's fiancée Liane works closely with him as they try to bring the competing, often hostile, religious gr...
Mistress Of The Catacombs
Tor, Sep 2001, 26.95, 464 pp. ISBN: 0312873875 Former peasant, Prince Garric has done the impossible. Garric has forged a government with him in charge of the Kingdom of the Isles. This is the first central government in a millennium plus years. However, not everyone is content with Garric ruling the Isles. Rebels and their outside allies unite to try to overthrow the new regime. Led by wizards who see mortals as cannon fodder and ...
Ranks of Bronze
A group of aliens traders travel to Earth in order to buy a defeated Roman Legion. They need low tech soldiers to fight for them and they soon learn that the Romans are the best low tech fighters that can be found in the Galaxy. They use these soldiers to defeat the native inhabitants of these alien worlds in order to secure trade rights and previledges. In battle after battle the soldiers defeat all opponents until their worth is unquestioned. This wo...

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Servant of the Dragon
The evil queen is gone,but the isles are still not united.A mysterious bride materializes over a river in Cordin and Prince Garric's sister Sharina gets abducted by a gigantic bird while standing on the bridge and Cashel sets off to rescue her. Garric, Tenoctris and Liane travels to a forlorn world in search of a magical lens that will help them see across the bridge, and Ilna and her new friends get stranded on the ancient island of yole that has just r...
Starliner
Lieutenant Randall Colville has just been promoted. He's just become third officer to the largest starliner in the universe... the Empress of Earth. How did this lowly Cold Crewman from the harsh planet of Bifrost make it all the way to Third Officer on a luxury liner? Ran Colville hasn't got time to get comfortable in his new job. A war between the worlds of Grantholm and Nevasa is looming and the capture of the Empress could mean the outcome for bot...
The Far Side of the Stars
Baen, Oct 2003, 25.00, 436 pp. ISBN: 074347158X The Republic of Cinnebar and the Alliance are at peace which means changing swords into plows and leaving some folks out of work as the war provided them employment. With his warship the Princess Cecile mothballed, Lieutenant Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy are two of those legendary heroes seeking jobs. So when Count Kimov and his wife Valentina decide to hunt for exotic prey in the ...


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