No Honor in Death

No Honor in Death

by Eric Thomson


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Siobhan Dunmoore was not having a good war. She’s had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some called her overly aggressive. Others simply called her reckless. What the enemy called her was something else altogether. That she gave the Shrehari a good drubbing along the way didn’t matter in the least, because not all her enemies wore an Imperial uniform. A reputation for bad luck was pretty much the only reputation she had left.

Sailing yet another ruined starship home after a near defeat, she wanted nothing more than a long, long rest, because this time, she had escaped by the thinnest of bluffs. Unfortunately, the Admiralty had other ideas. The frigate Stingray was known as the unluckiest ship in the Fleet and her Captain had just been removed in disgrace for cowardice. Some in the Admiralty would dearly love to retire the old warhorse. After all, she was the last of her type left in service, and perhaps it was time to break up the jinx permanently, along with the crew. But in the midst of an interstellar war, every ship that could fight was needed. In short order, Dunmoore went from staring down the Empire’s finest on the bridge of a wrecked battleship to taking on a demoralized, semi-mutinous crew, scheming Admirals and a deadly mystery. Stingray’s bad luck wasn’t just superstition gone rampant. Between a crew that won't talk, political enemies who want her gone, and her personal demons, she's got her hands full. Taking the frigate into battle under those conditions would seem foolish to anyone else, but Dunmoore was never one to shrink from a good fight. Failure was not an option, and defeat not an acceptable alternative, for there was no honor in death, only in victory. She would redeem herself and her ship or be damned for all eternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506087733
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2015
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric Thomson is the pen name of a retired Canadian soldier with thirty-one years of service, both in the Regular Army and the Army Reserve. He spent his Regular Army career in the Infantry and his Reserve service in the Armoured Corps. After working as an Information Technology specialist for a number of years, he retired to become a full-time author. Eric has been a voracious reader of science-fiction, military fiction and history all his life. He assiduously devoured the recommended Army reading list in his younger days and still occasionally returns to the classics for inspiration. Several years ago, he put fingers to keyboard and started writing his own military sci-fi, with a definite space opera slant, using many of his own experiences as a soldier as an inspiration for his stories and characters. When he's not at his day job or writing fiction, Eric indulges in his other passions: photography, hiking and scuba diving, all of which he's shared with his wife, who likes to call herself his #1 fan, for more than thirty years.

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No Honor in Death 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice interweave of characters without jumping around so you get lost. Nice to see military sci-fi that is just detailed enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. The story was fast paced and kept me very interested. Loved the author’s mix of Naval traditions and military politics. Any veteran reading this book will immediately understand and identify with the characters because of it. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Phil_P1 More than 1 year ago
Action packed, with intrigue and terrific space battles. tough to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development and action throughout out till end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good diversiom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well researched entry in the finest space opera tradition. The Naval slang was a nice touch, bringing back memories of another time. Well done, from squid to doggie.
The_Mechanic More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be engrossing from the very start. It was a quick paced story packed with intrigue and adventure. The main characters are full of self doubt and can agonize over decisions, yet they keep moving forward, because there is nothing else they can do. I was up until 3 am finishing this book, with a 7am meeting to look forward to. Highly enjoyable.