A New Liaden Universe Novel

Book - 2010
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#12 in a breakthrough space opera series with a huge and active base of fans - this is Harry Potter's Hogwarts Academy in a science fiction setting. A young maverick star-pilot Theo Waitley enters the pilot's academy where she discovers the heroine inside herself as she follows her destiny as an ace starship pilot and budding leader of a powerful Liaden® clan.

#12 in the Liaden® space opera series. Theo, star pilot wannabe and troubled misfit has been accepted, against all her expectations, to Anlingdin. It's the Hogwarts of star piloting academies, and Theo has been selected to train there with the best-of-the-best. Even better - she can finally leave behind the gawky, misfit days of teenage angst her previous life so complicated before. Great Liaden star pilots are born with a bang and not a whimper-and Theo has set a course to graduate from misfit to genuine maverick.

About the Liaden ® Universe series:
"Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories." --Anne McCaffrey

" These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better." - Elizabeth Moon

"[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latest...continuing young pilot Theo Waitley's adventures." - Booklist on Saltation

"[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch." - Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller's popular Liaden® thriller, I Dare
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen Books ; New York, N.Y. : distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2010.
ISBN: 9781439134528
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Miller, Steve 1950 July 31-


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Sep 25, 2013

I am one bus ride away from finishing this book, #2 of the series, and I am not disappointed. Some authors write books the way directors make movies: A very good first one, a lousy sequel, a hurried makeup, another good one, etc. Sharon Lee and Steve Miller make a good team in my opinion, and this book reflects that just as much as the other 2 I've read. PS: Heed my warning in the comment for Ghost Ship and don't read it until you've read what comes before.

I'm done this book and it has not let me down. Going to read "Mouse & Dragon" next.
If you like reading in any order, this series will not let you down. If you want to read in order follow this chronology: Crystal Soldier & Crystal Dragon (together called "Crystal Variation"), Balance of Trade, Trade Secret, Local Custom, Scout’s Progress, Mouse and Dragon, Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, Carpe Diem, Plan B, Fledgling, I Dare, Saltation, Ghost Ship, Necessity’s Child, Dragon Ship


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