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Restless Lightning

Breaker of Empires Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North in Restless Lightning, the second audiobook in his new military science fiction series, Breaker of Empires, and sequel to Valiant Dust. 

Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire - where the navy sends troublemakers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace - or redemption.  

Breaker of Empires series:

  1. Valiant Dust
  2. Restless Lightning
©2018 Richard Baker (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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  • 04-25-19

Nope, not for me...

So, this is basically the expansion into China during the great game era. maybe some found this interesting or entertaining, but I found it yawning, boring and far too predictable. I enjoyed the first book of the series, but this book was extremely cliché, and I'm probably don't with the series. Just as I'm bored with the "Earth gets attacked out of the blue by aliens" stories that have littered the genre over the past 10 years, I find re-tooled historical adaptations to be boring. Best of luck to Baker in his Break of Empires series, but this book broke my interest.

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loved it!

not what I was expecting at the start, almost a little slow, but in hindsight it matched the setting and the world, and then... well its action packed planetary combat and intrigue at its finest! Amazing reader, really made the story come to life.

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Same thing different locale!

“Restless Lightning” and “Valiant Dust” use the same plot. The underlying conflict is essentially the same in both books.

Bigotry, cultural insensitivity, etc... Then the MC fills a different role in the Navy and how he works with the Navy to bring a resolution to the conflict is different.

Despite this I enjoyed the book. It was a pleasant distraction.