In the Stormy Red Sky (RCN Series #7)

In the Stormy Red Sky (RCN Series #7)

by David Drake

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ISBN-13: 9781439133644
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Series: RCN Series , #7
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 441,911
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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. 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. The previous titles are: With the Lightnings; Lt. Leary, Commanding; The Far Side of the Stars; The Way to Glory; Some Golden Harbor and When the Tide Rises.

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In the Stormy Red Sky 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DWWilkin on LibraryThing 5 months ago
From the first time we met Lt. Leary, I knew that this was a series that had great potential and would be a good read. It has become a much better series then David Weber's indestructible hero series about Honor Harrington. A series that is repetitive. All about meetings, and little about action.Here we have a fleet battle that is several chapters long and a plot that really does work. Somethings where we get lost while reading the book is the various names of the ships in the fleet, and a little chart showing us who is who, would have been helpful. Also a star chart of where these two empires are in relation to each other would be nice after so many books. But this does not stop the story from being a great read. Each book adds more character development and we see the growth of not only our two main characters, but also the subsidiary characters as well.Our middies are growing up to be competent lieutenants and soon probably lt. commanders. That Drake uses historical situations from our past to create the line of plot for his stories means that we can believe what will happen. It did happen. Now it happens in space.It works and this is a series that will be reread again for the nuance that Drake is weaving into it. However, one caveat. Leary is becoming more successful then Nelson. Soon it will be hard to believe that there are any Alliance ships to be enemies for him to fight against.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Another good entry in this long-running series. Daniel Leary has just been promoted to captain, the youngest in the RCN. In command of a larger ship, on a shake-down cruise, he is escorting a Senator-turned-Ambassador on a visit to an uncertain ally. But the enemy fleet is on the move....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books in this series are clearly inspired by the Aubrey/Maturin novel of Patrick O'Brien, but David Drake brings his own unique talents to create a wonderful and ever-surprising series. If you like high adventure you will like this book.
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Va_Trucker More than 1 year ago
Daniel Leary's worth is finally noticed by The Cinnabar Navy, Adele Mundy continues to grow as a member of The Cinnabar navy. They begin a new adventure in a new, (relatively) larger, and more powerful warship. Their enemies haven't changed, but new things are afoot. David Drake continues to flesh out his characters, and I continue to consider this a story about my friends. I root for Daniel, and Adele, like they are my teammates. I would recommend that you start with the first book of the series, but that might be my own prejudices showing though. I have them all in hardcover, and have begun buying the paperbacks for the first reread.
Sandarbian More than 1 year ago
Cinnabar Forever! Another good one in the Leary Series.
ArlenRL More than 1 year ago
I've grown to like the characters over the course of the RCN series of books, although the universe and its technology have not resonated with me. I liked this volume quite a lot, and the principal reason was that it was somewhat more emotional than the earlier stories. You care for the two protagonists and in the back of your mind is the hope that one day they will fall in love and marry.
booker4911 More than 1 year ago
Captian Leary and Lady Mundy's adventures continue with lots of action on both land and space.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mkay" he padded awy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"C'mon." He meowed as he lead the way back to camp.