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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    David Drake
  • ISBN:
    0671578189
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671578183
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  • Publisher:
    Baen (July 1, 1999)
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    Genre Fiction
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With the Lightnings is a science fiction novel by David Drake. It is the first part of the military space opera RCN Series. The style and character dynamics trace their lineage back to A Grand Tour by David Drake from More Than Honor, a story in the.

With the Lightnings is a science fiction novel by David Drake. The style and character dynamics trace their lineage back to A Grand Tour by David Drake from More Than Honor, a story in the Honorverse setting. Although the setting universe is entirely separate, careful reading may reveal similarities to the first novel in this series. Both were published in 1998.

Between us we came up with ‘Cassian Daniels’, which neither of us liked but both figured would d. A few months later Jim asked me to do flap copy for With the Lightnings

Between us we came up with ‘Cassian Daniels’, which neither of us liked but both figured would do. I had a novel to write and I wanted to get back to it. I finished the book, by now titled With the Lightnings, and sent it to Jim as disk copy. A. Titan Books Cover. A few months later Jim asked me to do flap copy for With the Lightnings. I usually do the copy for my Baen titles; Jim correctly believes that the author knows best what the book is supposed to be about. The covers were duly and very attractively printed. I still hadn’t seen page proofs.

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In contrast to the crush at the front of the building, the hall at the back of the north wing was empty except for a pair of men arguing about freight rates and, at the end, the Electoral Librarian with her hand on the padlocked library door. The staple and the lock itself were new since when Daniel last visited the palace. Good morning, Mundy!"

David Drake brings the good ol' fashioned military SF in the tradition of H. Beam Piper and all them. With the Lightnings (1998). This is the first novel in the Leary, Republic of Cinnabar (RCN), series The next book in this series is Lt Leary, Commanding.

David Drake brings the good ol' fashioned military SF in the tradition of H. Drake is far less melodramatic than Weber, mostly because our main heroes are far more flawed, having traits that actually make them less likeable. Lieutenant Daniel Leary is an officer on the Republic of Cinnabar Navy ship Aglaia, with no money other than his small RCN salary which will not be enough to let him live like he is used to and no probable successful future prospects.

With the Lightnings book. Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy. This book is supposedly a classic in that it is the start of a military SF series by David Drake which had a decent following a dozen years ago. The series is still ongoing as the 10th book is due next year. I did however not enjoy it much for two reasons : - Nothing happens much for during the first half of the book.

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This book introduces us to one of the more intriguing pairings of science fictional couples introduces us to. .Vietnam veteran, former lawyer, former bus driver, and now famous author, David Drake tells a military story like no other

This book introduces us to one of the more intriguing pairings of science fictional couples introduces us to Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy, both scions of Great Houses of Cinnabar - one of the pre. Vietnam veteran, former lawyer, former bus driver, and now famous author, David Drake tells a military story like no other. His readers recognize that he can take them where no one else can, with gut-wrenching description that puts them face-to-face with the enemy, and in the midst of the action right on the battlefield. He helped create the audience for mercenary military science fiction with his bestselling "Hammer's Slammers" books.

WITH THE LIGHTNINGS DAVID DRAKE This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises . Box 1403 Riverdale, NY 10471. ISBN: 0-671-57818-9 ISBN: 0-671-57886-3. Cover art by David Mattingly. First paperback printing, July 1999.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. Книга 1. David Drake1 июля 2000 г.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "With the Lightnings" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. 57. Добавить в список желаний. Бесплатная электронная книга. A Friendship Forged in Hell! Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father.

The author of the Hammer's Slammers series presents a military science fiction novel in which Daniel Leary, a disaffected lieutenant in the Cinnabar Navy, and Adele Mundy, a dissident's daughter, team up to protect a neutral planet from invasion by a superpower's fleet. Reprint.

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This was fun!

David Drake brings the good ol' fashioned military SF in the tradition of H. Beam Piper and all them. Drake is far less melodramatic than Weber, mostly because our main heroes are far more flawed, having traits that actually make them less likeable. Both are dyed-in-the-wool aristocrats, opinionated, haughty, and sometimes insufferable. But you do still root for them through all their trials and really want them to win through the dangers put in their way.

Most of the action takes place on a single world, with some tense and exciting ship action at the end. The tech feels a touch spotty, super-advanced in some areas, not quite better than what we have today in others. a few of the seams show; when we're introduced to a fungus pod full of dangerous insects, we know exactly what's going to happen with that later.

Still, a very enjoyable read, and I'm already looking forward to picking up the next in this series.
Thetahuginn
With the Lightnings
(1998)

This is the first novel in the Leary, Republic of Cinnabar (RCN), series The next book in this series is Lt Leary, Commanding

Lieutenant Daniel Leary is an officer on the Republic of Cinnabar Navy ship Aglaia, with no money other than his small RCN salary which will not be enough to let him live like he is used to and no probable successful future prospects. Adele Mundy, also from Cinnabar, is a librarian or information retrieval specialist, also with no money and no probable successful future prospects. Adel's Father had been killed when he was accused of being an enemy of Cinnabar by Lieutenant Daniel Leary's father, when Daniel was seven years old.

In this book, Lt. Daniel Leary is a supernumerary, kind of a glorified flunky or aide de camp, on a diplomatic mission from Cinnabar to Kostroma, a wealthy trading planet caught between two growing
empires, the Alliance and Cinnabar.
Adele Mundy survived the political massacre of her family by being fortuitously off the planet. Adele is the newly-appointed Electoral Librarian in Kostroma's capitol. Drake writes in his usual casual style, which I enjoy.
Lieutenant Daniel Leary is an interesting guy, a talented astrogator, just like his famous Uncle, he's also an amateur naturalist and a bit of a lady's man. He dreams of command, and is plunged into it to rescue a group of Cinnabar sailors stranded in the coup. He proves to be
competent and infectiously optimistic. He befriends the Librarian, rescues her when
the coup turns ugly, and learns that besides being a computer whiz, she's a a great shot and calm under fire. They become an amazingly effective team.
I find it ironic that the author who has been criticized for too much combat and not enough character development is criticized in some of the above reviews for not enough combat and too much character development! Makes you wonder if some of these reviewers can ever be pleased!

You might as well buy this and read it for your self, so that you can decide for yourself who is right. I compare this series favorably to David Weber's Honor Harrington series which begins with On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington)Station. As far as the combat is concerned Drake has been there and done that. Weber, as far as I know, read about combat (it ain't the same)! Check my Amazon profile if you want to know my credential in stating this. I highly recommend this series (see my Listmania,
DAVID DRAKE'S WITH THE LIGHTNINGS (AKA RCN)), to fans of Space Opera, David Weber, and to anyone who just likes a rollicking good read. Quite frankly, I regret waiting this long to read this series!

Gunner December, 2012
Contancia
It drags in a few places, and there are a lot of holes in the society Drake created, but it is still a fun book to read.

Good SF is often mostly about the characters and not the technology, and these characters are pretty good, if a little shallow.

The futuristic individual weapons are for the most part believable, although why anyone would bother with some of them when conventional firearms would work about as well and be a lot cheaper is beyond me.

The climactic space battle was sort of anti-climatic to me. It was hard to follow for me just what was going on and why it actually worked.

In the end it was a fun start to a series I like and have read before. This one is a freebie in the Kindle edition. Might as well get it and see if you like it. I think some of the follow on books get better, although it is pretty much more of the same, just better thought out IMO.

There are no great truths to be learned here. Just some light fun.
Mautaxe
I have most of the other Lt. Leary books, and I feel this book does a good job of setting up the rest of them quite nicely. There s some graphic violence, but in war you will have that. I don't feel that it's gratuitous or excessively graphic, but it IS there. The interpersonal relationships between the characters and the military strategies involved made this an enjoyable read. If you've read the Harrington series by Weber (and enjoyed them) then the will also be to your liking.
Rit
Having read this many years ago; I recently bought it to re-read to refresh my memory. It was equally as good the second time as forgotten details came back to light to remind me why I usually find Drake's characters so full blown. I recommend it whole heartedly; especially for anyone who has entered the Lt. Leary series at any later point. Read it to fill out the beginning details if you started the series anywhere else; or read it to begin the series as something new to you.
Shakar
This is the first David Drake book I have read, and I'm impressed with it.

The character of Lt. Leary is unflappable. No matter what goes wrong, he comes up with a believable way to get around it. Having spent 20 years in the Army, I could definitely appreciate the character of his life-long servant, Hogg, who could get anything the mission needed.

I plan to get the next book in the Lt. Leary series.
GODMAX
An exciting beginning to this series. A bit different than the David Drake books I'm used to but then it is set in a space navy instead of a mercenary tank unit. Still darn fine reading though. I rather suspect that other volumes in the series will have more action simply because so much of this one was taken up with character development. I look forward to reading more in the series. As it is I can recommend this book even if the reader buys it as a stand alone addition to their library. Trust me, it won't be money wasted as there is enough excitement and adventure in this book to thrill any Sci-Fi fan.