The Reaches

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Baen Books, 2004 - Fiction - 880 pages
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In a distant part of the galaxy where immense danger threatens, desperate pirates travel to the outer limits of space, doing trade with the star colonies and encountering rivals, aliens, and strange human hybrids, in an omnibus edition that contains the trilogy Igniting the Reaches, Through the Breach, and Fireships.

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User Review  - joeldinda - LibraryThing

An unusually brutal and bloody work of fiction. You are warned, if you care. Nonetheless, I highly recommend these novels. Three novels, collectively retelling the career of Sir Francis Drake as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

This volume contains the trilogy of Igniting the Reaches, Through the Breach, and Fireships, previously published separately. It was a great pleasure to be able to read them together in one volume ... Read full review

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David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer. Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners. In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976. He currently resides in North Carolina.

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