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Drake, David 1945-

Works: 291 works in 1,023 publications in 3 languages and 35,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Apocalyptic fiction  Forecasts  Epic fiction  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3554.R196, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Drake
Queen of demons by David Drake( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A warrior must rescue a princess from an evil queen in this sequel to the fantasy novel, Lord of the Isles. The story features a number of worlds, a talking ape and a wizard who is a drug addict
Lord of the Isles by David Drake( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and French and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of teens rescue from the sea an old woman who turns out to be a wizard from another world. The woman is joined by other wizards and they take the teens on an adventure in magic
With the lightnings by David Drake( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political intrigue on the planet Kostroma leads to war and a romance between a naval officer and a lady librarian who specializes in computer data. Lots of detail on new forms of space warfare
In the stormy red sky by David Drake( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Leary is Cinnabar's most successful space captain; his friend, Lady Adele Mundy, is its most efficient spy-but they've got their hands full this time as they face: A Cinnabar Senator furious at losing an election-and still powerful enough to make her anger deadly. The boy ruler of a star cluster who thinks he's a god-and who can sign the death warrants of even Cinnabar officials if a mad whimsy tells him to. A world of slaves and escaped slaves, where the most savage beasts in the jungle used to be human. An enemy base that could shrug off attack by powerful battlefleets-but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive. From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again
The far side of the stars by David Drake( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their old ship has been sold out of the navy and is now the private yacht of the Klimovs, two mad Russians touring the stars in search of big game, high stakes gambling, and the priceless Earth Diamond -- the last known map of old Earth
What distant deeps by David Drake( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Captain Daniel Leary and spy Adele Mundy try to take a vacation on the fringes of human space, they don't have long to rest, as they soon must defend galactic civilization from traitors, giant reptiles, and barbarian pirates
The fortress of glass by David Drake( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Lord of the Isles, David Drake has built a towering and complex continuing epic of heroic adventure filled with passion and magic and set in an extraordinary and colorful world. Into this world, two survivors from the last magical peak intrude: Tenoctris, a quiet and scholarly sorceress swept out of the past at the moment of final catastrophe as her civilization sank beneath the sea, and the ghost of the greatest ruler of the Isles, King Carus, whose spirit now inhabits Prince Garric, who will be king. Years in the writing, this epic series now approaches its greatest fulfillment. The Fortress of Glass is the first in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude Lord of the Isles. A true trilogy, the action extends over a whole three-book arc. The Fortress of Glass begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series. Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles; his consort, Liane; his sister Sharina; her Herculean sweetheart, Cashel; his sister, Ilna, with her adopted child, Merota; and piratical Chalcus, her beloved, all journey across the seas on giant triremes filled with soldiers and diplomats to the small kingdoms of the Isles. Their mission is to confirm the succession of Garric and to subdue, if necessary, any local rulers too fond of their own kingship to pledge fealty to Garric. All this happens in a time when the powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Magical forces intervene from all angles to keep them apart, scattering the band of characters to different worlds and times where strange dangers threaten them and the reunification of the Isles. Separately and together, they must fight their way back to the same time and place to combat the mysterious and supernatural menace of The Green Woman."--Book jacket flap
The legions of fire by David Drake( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great city of Carce (a fantasy world based on Europe during the later Roman Empire) and all life on Earth will be destroyed unless two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, pursue the answer to the mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure this disaster
When the tide rises by David Drake( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians leading them
Some golden harbor by David Drake( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical Alliance continurs its war against the Republic of Cinnabar, and Daniel Leary, newly promoted to Commander, and his crew have a new mission: Stop Dunbar's World from falling to an invasion by the planet Pellegrino. Nataniel Arruns, son of the dictator of Pelligrino, has landed with an army, intending to set himself up as warlord and turn the planet's population into workers--serfs--of their new Pellegrinian masters. Dunbar's World has only its police force to oppose him. Those who rule Cinnabar's so-called ally would rather see Leary fail than succeed in stopping the invasion, and though he again commands the corvette Princess Cecile, on this mission she's no more than a private yacht: her missile tubes are empty. Somehow he must capture an enemy base defended by plasma cannon and shipkilling missiles and supported by a cruiser in orbit. But Leary has the help of Signals Officer Adele Mundy, who can make computer networks do the apparently impossible. Leary, Mundy and the crew of the Princess Cecile have gone up against impossible odds before ... and their opponents are still wondering just what hit them
The road of danger by David Drake( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Number nine in the national best selling RCN space adventure series. Captain Daniel Leary with his friend-and spy-Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn't stomach. And, of course, it's up to Leary and Mundy to put a stop to the madness."
Lt. Leary, commanding by David Drake( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Daniel Leary of the Cinnabar Navy leads his crack crew into adventure
The way to glory by David Drake( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy battle a ruthless, paranoid officer, conspiracy, anarchy, and an overwhelming Alliance force
Into the hinterlands by David Drake( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allen Allenson is a young gentlemen by birth though he was born and raised on the distant colonial planet of Manzanita rather than Brasilia, the homeworld. He hopes to earn a position of respect in his society, so when Allenson's relatives send him on a search for investment opportunities in the Hinterlands, the worlds beyond formal settlement and formal law, Allenson is happy to oblige. In that wilderness, Allenson discovers his manhood when he rises as a leader for the colonies in a bloody rivalry between homeworlds
The sea without a shore by David Drake( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cinnabar's chief spymaster is a mother also, and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to watch over him then Captain Daniel Leary, Cinnabar's troubleshooter, and his friend cyberspy Adele Mundy? The only thing certain in the struggle of the mining planet Corcyra is that the rival parties are more dangerous to their own allies than to their opponents. Daniel and Adele face kidnappers, hijackers, pirates and a death squad--even before they can get to their real business of ending the war and escorting the boy on his mission"--
Master of the cauldron by David Drake( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When humanity is threatened by dangerous levels of uncontrolled magic throughout the Isles, regent Garric or-Reise, accompanied by his sister, a shepherd, and a weaver-witch works to unite their lands into a strong New Kingdom
Goddess of the ice realm by David Drake( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in Lord of the Isles and continuing in Queen of Demons, Servant of the Dragon, and Mistress of the Catacombs, David Drake has told the continuing, interlocking stories of Garric and Sharina, Cashel and Ilna, young brother-and-sister pairs who journey together from a small town to the capital.Their destiny is to reunite the island kingdoms of the Isles into one empire for the first time in a millennium. They seek to do this at a moment in history when the cosmic forces upon which magicians draw are at a thousand-year peak. Wizards of even small learning are immensely powerful. Human greed and evil are reinforced by supernatural energies. In Goddess of the Ice Realm, as Garric and his retinue reach the island of city Carcosa, the wizard Tenoctris perceives a powerful supernatural assault directed against them. Ilna and her beloved, Chalcus, are sent to investigate a magical threat to shipping in the north. Cashel is translated into another world by evil magic, and Sharina to yet another. All of them face deadly dangers and overcome them before they are again united during the terrifying and dramatic climax. Filled with action, startling revelations, romance and sorcery, Goddess of the Ice Realm is epic fantasy at its exciting best."--Book jacket flap
Out of the waters by David Drake( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a great creature seems to rise from the sea to devastate the city during Senator Gaius Alphenus Saxa's lavish theatrical event, the crowd is delighted. A few in the audience, although not Saxa, understand that this was not mere stagecraft, but something much darker and more dangerous
The spark by David Drake( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NEW STANDALONE NOVEL BY SF MASTER DAVID DRAKE. In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united--but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves--some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the Road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may never have been human, have crept monsters. Some creatures are men, twisted into inhuman evil; some of them are alien to Mankind-- And there are things which are hostile to all life, things which will raven and kill until they are stopped. A Leader has arisen, welding the scattered human settlements together in peace and safety and smashing the enemies of order with an iron fist. In his capital, Dun Add, the Leader provides law and justice. In the universe beyond, his Champions advance--and enforce--the return of civilization. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to Dun Add to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he's been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilization. Pal has no idea of what he's really getting into in Dun Add. On the other hand, the Leader and Dun Add have no real idea of what might be inside this hayseed with high hopes. THE SPARK: A story of hope and violence and courage. And especially, a story of determination. About David Drake: "Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera."--Publishers Weekly "[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera."--Publishers Weekly "The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!"--Philadelphia Weekly Press "[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along
Window of opportunity : a blueprint for the future by Newt Gingrich( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lord of the Isles
Lord of the IslesWith the lightningsIn the stormy red skyThe far side of the starsWhat distant deepsThe fortress of glassThe legions of fireWhen the tide rises
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David Allen Drake Americký spisovatel, převážně sci-fi

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David Drake American author of science fiction and fantasy literature

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Drake, Dave

Drake, Dave 1945-

Drake, David

Drake, David Allen 1945-

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