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  • Author:
    David Drake
  • ISBN:
    1416591591
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416591597
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  • Publisher:
    Baen (May 5, 2009)
  • Pages:
    378 pages
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    Science Fiction
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    4.2
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. As far as this series goes, In the Stormy Red Sky is in the top three books.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Captain Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy are Back in Action, and the Stakes Have Never Been Higher. First Time in Paperback for This Novel in Best-Selling David Drake’s Popular RCN Space Adventure Series. Drake improves a classic military sf saga with fast action.

David Drake the reason a lot of people got started reading military science fiction, because it's always a good idea to start with the best. David Weber The war between the Republic of Cinnabar and the tyrannical Alliance still rages on. Now in command of a heavy cruiser, Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy have been sent to a remote star system on a diplomatic mission, with a scheming senator in tow.

David Drake has written about 14 of these books, and rarely missteps in creating compelling books that are . I really wanted to like this book. A friend recommended the series and when I found "In the Stormy Red Sky" in my local library I decided to give it a shot

David Drake has written about 14 of these books, and rarely missteps in creating compelling books that are at once rip-roaring space opera adventure and nuanced socio-political novel. This one is no different, but I must confess I'd read 'em all even if they were a lot less accomplished. A friend recommended the series and when I found "In the Stormy Red Sky" in my local library I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, I wasn't gripped enough to follow Daniel Leary's adventures any further.

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Watch the galaxy explode-IN THE STORMY RED SK. David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted

Watch the galaxy explode-IN THE STORMY RED SK. David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. Besides the bestselling Hammer’s Slammers series, his books for Baen include Ranks of Bronze, All the Way to the Gallows, Redliners, and many more.

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David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. His Lord of the Isles fantasy novels for Tor are genre best sellers. In the Stormy Red Sky is the seventh in the popular RCN series.

1. David Drake is the Dean of military science fiction and author of the best-selling Hammer's Slammers series. Many writers of military SF get their background from books, but Vietnam veteran Drake has been there and done that, giving his work an unmatched gritty realism.

1. David Drake is the Dean of military science fiction and author of the best-selling Hammer’s Slammers series. Many writers of military SF get their background from books, but Vietnam veteran Drake has been there and done that, giving his work an unmatched gritty realism. 2. His novels of the military exploits of the brilliant young RCN officer Daniel Leary (who has gone from Lieutenant to Captain) and his friend and colleague Adele Mundy, computer spy and crack shot, have been top-sellers. 3. The RCN series has strong appeal for the enormous audience for David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington novels. 4. Trade advertising 5. Consumer advertising in Locus, more 6. Huge distribution of ARCs to top accounts and reviewers. 7. Four-page color brochure. 8. BookSense mailing 9. Teaser chapter in When the Tide Rises mass market 10. Postcards 11. Bookmarks 12. Incremental co-op availableDANIEL LEARY IS CINNABAR'S MOST SUCCESSFUL SPACE CAPTAIN; HIS FRIEND, LADY ADELE MUNDY, IS ITS MOST EFFICIENT SPY--BUT THEY'VE GOT THEIR 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 battlefleets—but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive.From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again. Watch the galaxy explode—IN THE STORMY RED SKY

Rko
If, in our future, spaceships require months to travel between human worlds, will planetary administration devolve to royalty, despots or savagery? That they set up societies and economies to suit this relative distance from any democracy? Then it will require resourceful, imaginative officers loyal to an administrative world that tries to govern with a light hand. Daniel Leary is such a man. He leads a crew that will follow him through anything. This installment, he is promoted to rank of Captain and given command of a cruiser to escort a politician to a distant world. With recognition comes slimy politics....
Predictably, it is dangerous, and the Alliance must be defeated or this mission will fail. So, acting as commander-on-scene, Leary will search for the Alliance weak spot and crack it first, his crew behind him. Even now, reading it the second time, I relish the way he manipulates the opposition. However, he does not try to reform the system into something ideal, a pragmatic attitude:
Daniel turned to Forbes again...
"Your Excellency," he said, "I'm not a philosopher, I'm an RCN officer. It's my duty and my honor to carry out the Republic's policies, not to worry about whether they're correct in some abstract way. But I've seen what it's like on the edges, a long way from Cinnabar and Pleasaunce...and your excellency? However much they may grumble, people are bloody lucky to be paying Cinnabar taxes and reporting to Cinnabar bureaucrats, because I've seen what the choice is. Bloody lucky!" (p. 277)
Nagis
This was one of the better books in the series, far better than the last, but not 5 stars. Come on - a 5 star book is one you remember years later, like "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" or "Dune." I'll Have forgotten this one in a couple of months.

Let's start with the overstated publisher's hype:
- A Cinnabar Senator furious at losing an election--and still powerful enough to make her anger deadly.
Not even close. This should state "A bitter, jaundiced Senator jealous of those more successful, with little true power, that angers at the slightest provocation"
- 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.
Huh? This kid was a minor player, perhaps 40 words from his mouth. Cinnabar officials were never in danger, and there was no indication he was "mad" - just ticked off.
- A world of slaves and escaped slaves, where the most savage beasts in the jungle used to be human.
What? What other "beasts" are even seen, apart briefly as carrion eaters? This line does not even make sense!
- An enemy base that could shrug off attack by powerful battlefleets--but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive.
Did the person writing this actually read the book? The base fell to a few dozen soldiers and a single ship finished them off. The minefield could hold off a fleet - not the measly base with two defensive emplacements - which were eliminated in about 10 minutes by ground troops.

Yes, Adele is the main character once again, with Tovera and Hogg playing even smaller parts than usual -usually background dressing. Daniel is secondary, as is our impotent all powerful senator. Look, it's a good book. It's not a great book, and not even close to the Slammer's books when it comes to military SF. The writing is not as rushed as in previous installments, and the story is more polished.

As far as this series goes, In the Stormy Red Sky is in the top three books. Compared to other Drake SF, it's in the top 20. Take Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, Card and others with truly excellent books, this is not even in the top 500. It's a typical series installation. To place it in movie context, it's no "Wrath of Kahn" - it's closer to "The Undiscovered Country" - You can probably still remember many of the events in "Kahn," but nary a thing from "Country."

A few more comments on the people and places: One of the best additions to the series is the "Brotherhood" - I hope to see more from them. "FontHill" - OK, if this is the linchpin in a empire-wide fortune, why is there no protection? Come on - the guy is Macheviallian enough to have troops deployed - what about a few mines, a ship or two - even gun or missile emplacements? But nothing at all? Let the slaves run the place? Admiral Anston: Although a minor character, he's memorable. Bergen and Associates: Shows Daniel's dedication to spacers in general and is a good character builder.

If you're a Drake fan or are following this series, it's a definite read. Neither? Well, the book does not stand alone - it relies on a lot of back-story and prior knowledge. I enjoyed it, even though the senator and kid emperor seemed contrived and tossed in as a way to make a couple of the plot points easier.

You're better off starting with the first book in the RCN series, "With the Lightnings" - this was by far the best in the series.

And another ongoing complaint - poor quality binding, paper and cover. Cheaply made.
Danrad
I have not gotten to the book in the series yet. I have 8 of the 9 books and am currently reading number 5 "Some Golden Harbor" on my way to this one while I'm wating on number nine to come out in paperback media. So I'll say that although each book is a separate "story" there is a lot of stuff in any given book that has much greater effect with the carry over knowledge from having read the previous books so start at the start. Beyond that, I'm a Military SCIFI fan and David Drake is at or very near the top of my pile. The books are great story line, fast paced, and for me David Drake's style puts me there with Leary and Mundy while I'm reading. This is a great series and any given David Drake book is not going to be a disappointment. I highly recommend this book and the whole series.
Goll
Better than average entry from the Leary/Mundy "Hornblower in Space" Military SciFi Series.

Just when you thought the series was getting too boring, David Drake comes out with a winner. Yes, this book follows the same "stock format", with things getting off the ground slowly "back on Xenos" (the capital of the far-future home planet of the multi-world spanning "Cinnabar Republic", who is perennially involved in a Intergalactic War with "The Alliance"); but, what I think what makes this book a winner (versus the last few entries from the series) is that Drake concentrates on what we, the readers, really want - lots of Space Battle scenes, intermixed with some action on the surfaces of "exotic planets".
Kirinaya
This is something like the 6th in the Lieutenant Leary series by David Drake. The main protagonists are a dashing, brilliant spaceship captain and his "friend" Adele, librarian, ace computer hacker and killer. The books follow the same formula: starting with ground based background there is minor violent action (e.g. foiled assassinations). Once the plot moves into space there is ground based military violence and, finally, there are one or more space ship battles.

It's light weight stuff, like most sci-fi, but the story carries the reader along from one crisis to another in an addictive way.
Orevise
Written by David Drake -- one of the writers where either you love 99% of his work or you hate it all -- I like it.
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Well written. An easy read.
book was like all the david drake books and was very interesting to read. it had many facts that were incorporated to make it interesting that might have happen if this occurred.