Defiant (Lightship Chronicles #3) (Mass Market)

By Dave Bara

DAW, 9780756410681, 368pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

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Description

With his critically acclaimed military science fiction debut series, Dave Bara launched readers on a star-spanning journey of discovery, diplomacy, and danger.

Peter Cochrane and his new wife, Karina, have been married less than a year. And although things have been quiet in relation to the old Empire during that time, they’re about to get a lot hotter. Peter and Karina have embarked on a diplomatic mission to Sandosa, an old ally of Pendax, the newest member of the Union.

But during their mission the government of Sandosa attacks Peter’s new command, Defiant, and tries to assassinate Karina and him. Peter responds the only way he can, with all the power at his disposal to protect both his wife and Defiant.

Then suddenly Defiant is called away to Skondar, where Peter’s old flame Dobrina Kierkopf and her new ship Impulse II have come under attack by the Butcher of Carinthia, Prince Arin. Though Defiant chases away the prince, it is not before some pretty devastating events have occurred.

And soon Peter finds himself racing toward the mysterious world of Altos, where he discovers an unpleasant truth about the Union’s allies, the Historians of Earth.

Each encounter with Arin and his allies leaves Peter and the Union Navy fleet reeling, even as they continue to pursue this elusive enemy. But all of this can only have one conclusion, a final confrontation in which Peter and Arin will battle over the future of humanity—Union or Empire.


About the Author

Dave Bara was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction on TV, in films, and in books. Dave’s writing is influenced by the many classic SF novels he has read over the years from SF authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Frank Herbert, among many others.


Praise For Defiant (Lightship Chronicles #3)

Praise for the Lightship Chronicles:

“If you liked Star Trek Into Darkness, you’ll like Dave Bara’s Impulse.” —Jack Campbell, New York Times bestselling author of the Lost Fleet series

“This guy is the next Jack Campbell; it’s that good.” —T. C. McCarthy, author of the Subterrene War series

“In Starbound, Bara manages to ramp up the depth and complexity of his world while retaining that sense of excitement, suspense, and adventure.” —Barnes & Noble Sci Fi & Fantasy Blog

“This energetic mélange of tried-and-true elements—futuristic jargon, military and romantic tactics, and multiple levels of skullduggery—easily grabs the reader’s attention; more impressive is that Bara’s story holds that attention all the way to the end.” —Publishers Weekly

“The crew themselves prove to be wonderfully diverse.... There’s always a human quirk to their dialogue that makes them feel far more alive. Impulse shows what J. J. Abrams could have done with [Star Trek] Into Darkness.” —Starburst Magazine

Impulse is an exciting space opera that fans of Star Trek will enjoy…. With plenty of suspense, drama, unique technology, and romance — this sci-fi adventure has it all. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through deep space from relatable characters to the clever plot.” —SciFiChick

“A fun and engaging story. The protagonist comes across as relatable and believable....  Impulse is a winner for me.” —SFF World

"Totally convincing space navy—check! Perfectly realized characters complete with depth and heroism—check! Plus, a fascinating story with an Ahab of a captain determined to complete his mission, and a fledgling lieutenant who comes into his own in the midst of interstellar conflict. Oh yeah: exploding spaceships—double check!" —Tony Daniel, national bestselling author of Guardian of Night

"Impulse is fun, fast, and proper science fiction, where the stakes are big and things matter because the characters matter. I enjoyed the hell out of this. Impulse should be an impulse buy." —Simon R. Green, bestselling author of the Deathstalker series