Required Reading

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Sea Without A Shore by David Drake (A Daniel Leary Book)


My standard preface for a Daniel Leary book, this book is another in the continuing saga of Daniel Leary’s career in the Cinnabar space navy.  I compare this series with that of the Horatio Hornblower series and perceive that as a compliment.  I love both of the series, one as iron men in wooden ships and the other as the carbon fiber men in the composite beryllium ships.   It is the men not the hardware that makes the series so enjoyable.

This time the Sissie's are pared down to the core and shipping out in a beat up freighter as a favor to Mistress Sands, the spy master.

It's interesting that the psychological aberrant are so prominent in the Leary books.  Adele Mundy and Tovera are both, hmm a bit odd is the kindest definition.  The general population not in the nobility seem to reflect England's Victorian population behavior.   Which carries me back to Hornblower and the fact that the spacers behave so much like the sailors of old.

Problems abound in these books and Daniel Leary frequently solves them in a highly unorthodox manner.

These books are a treat to read and I always enjoy them.  

Once again the “Sissie” and her crew are put into untenable situations and extradite themselves brilliantly.   Again, the loyalty, honor and camaraderie are what makes the books so engrossing and successful.

The books are simplistic and I love them.  (Draw your own conclusions on that.)

Body of work of <a type="amzn" > David Drake </a>


I am aware that this is scifi and should be on dwarf but I'm not into any general fiction at the moment. 

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