At the Queen's Command
From New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole (Rogue Squadron, I, Jedi) comes At the Queen's Command, the first book of The Crown Colonies, a new fantasy series re-imagining the events of the American Revolutionary War.
1763: The Crown Colonies of Mystria are in turmoil, trapped between
warring empires and facing insurrection from natives and colonists
Captain Owen Strake, a wounded and battle-weary Redcoat of the Queen's Own Wurms, has come to this untamed land. At the Queen's command, Owen's mission is to survey this vast, uncharted territory, performing reconnaissance against rival Tharyngians and the savage Twilight People of the wilderness.
Prince Vladimir is a Norillian noble, nephew to King Richard. Though he has little real political power, he struggles to ensure the colonists' interests are represented back in Norillia. The one thing he does have is a wurm... one of the few existing "dragons" from a clutch of eggs discovered in the old world, hundreds of years ago.
As Mystria swirls into chaos, Owen becomes prisoner of a Tharyngian necromancer and Vlad is to be married off to an old world princess. This new alliance is supposed to help supply money and mercenaries to put down the various insurrections. But, nobody suspects that Vlad's wurm is about to undergo a change that will impact the world's delicate political balance...
Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning author, editor, game and computer game designer. As always, he spends his spare time playing indoor soccer and now has a new hobby, podcasting.
The Crown Colonies consists of two books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.