At The Queen’s Command: The First Book of the Crown Colonies by Michael A. Stackpole is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/sgjcHO into your computer’s web browser.
Category: Science Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
1763: The Crown Colonies of Mystria are in turmoil, trapped between warring empires and facing insurrection from natives and colonists alike…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 of rival Tharyngians and the savage Twilight People of the wilderness.Prince Vladimir is a Norillian noble, nephew to the Queen. Though he has little real political power, he struggles to ensure the colonists’ interests are represented back in Norisle. 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. Meanwhile, Vlad is to be married off to an old world princess, an alliance 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…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.
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