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In the Stormy Red Sky
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Series number7
Universe year5150
Release dateMay 1, 2009

In the Stormy Red Sky is the seventh novel of David Drake's RCN series, published in 2009.


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.

Detailed Plot[]

In 5150 CE Captain Daniel Leary, now in command of a powerful warship RCS Milton, is sent to show the flag to shaky ally. More coming soon.



Daniel LearyAdele Mundy





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RCN Novels
With the Lightnings • Lt. Leary, Commanding • The Far Side of the Stars • The Way to Glory • Some Golden Harbor • When the Tide Rises • In the Stormy Red Sky • What Distant Deeps • The Road of Danger • The Sea Without a Shore • Death's Bright Day • Though Hell Should Bar the Way