Some Golden Harbor
Book05 some golden harbor1
Series number4
Universe year5149
Release dateFebruary 1, 2006

Some Golden Harbor is the fifth novel of David Drake's RCN series, published in 2006.

Plot Edit

The tyrannical Alliance continues 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 Pellegrino, has landed with a large contingent, intending to set himself up as the ruling warlord, with the planet’s population becoming workers—serfs—of the Pellegrinian overlords. And Dunbar’s world has no more than their local police force to oppose him.

Leary again commands the corvette Princess Cecile, but on this mission her missile tubes are empty. Only one man is in a position to aid Leary, but the rich and powerful would rather see him fail than succeed in stopping the invasion. Leary must somehow overcome a large entrenched force on an island defended by powerful plasma cannon and shipkilling missiles and backed up by a heavily armed warship in orbit, all while commanding only a small and virtually unarmed spacecraft.

Detailed Plot Edit

It's 5149 CE. After his return from Yang, freshly promoted Commander Daniel Leary learns that Admiral Anston has resigned as Chief of the Navy Board after a serious hard attack. Admiral Vocaine, the new Chief, is wasting no time in asserting power, side lining any officer that he considers to be one of Anston's lackeys. Unfortunately for Daniel, that included him, and unlike most of the other purged officers he lacked the rank and connections to at least gain a new ship assignment. Now left without many friends in the Navy's hierarchy, Leary is assigned to faraway Bennaria as an advisor for contesting Pellegrino's invasion of Dunbar's World. Before he leaves, he visits the family of the late Midshipman Timothy Dorst, who died in battle under his command. He advises the mother and sister to contact his family's bank about Dorst's share of the prize money; unknown to them, he directed the bank to pay the full amount with no discount, and take all fees out of his own share. Young Miranda Dorst asks him to come back, and he promises he will.

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Characters Edit

Josh AnstonNataniel ArrunsMaurice ClaverhouseMadeline DorstMiranda DorstTimothy Dorst • Fallert FooteMiroslav KrychekCorder LearyDaniel LearyDeirdre LearyMancoAdele MundyAgatha MundyPorraBernis SandElspeth VeseyVocaine

Starships Edit

Nations Edit

Locations Edit

BennariaBryceChatsworth MinorDunbar's WorldGanpat's ReachNikitinOllarvillePellegrinoPleasauncePleasaunce StylePort DunbarSinclosXenos

Other Edit

Bergen and AssociatesBureau of External AffairsChief of the Navy BoardDefense Forces of PellegrinoEdict of ReconciliationGeneral Regulations and Ordinances Governing the RCNGuarantorHistory of the Republic of Cinnabar NavyMancoMundy of ChatsworthThe Navy ListPopular Partyprize moneyProscriptionsRepublic of Cinnabar NavySailing DirectionsShippers' and Merchants' TreasuryThree Circles ConspiracyVolcano

External links Edit

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
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