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The Stormshadow is a new Solomani Confederation ship, captained by the disgraced Lieutenant Simon Crowe.  Unfortunately, what was intended to be a series of trials for the Stormshadow suddenly turns into a six-jump patrol — and what should have been a simple patrol uncovers a conspiracy that might burn down the entire Solomani Rim.

Infantry assaults, political espionage, and naval battles are all part of a larger pattern that will write the future history of the Confederation … with the ill-equipped Stormshadow right at the center of them.

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Alan P April 22, 2016 11:29 am UTC
Quite an enjoyable read of battles set in the Solomani realm, with a fair share of things going on outside the ship to keep things multi-dimensional. Two shortcomings:

* I'd second Darren B's note below on the use of the ship's AI to relay comms, I can see that being used for port clearances but not much more -- people like the additional info they get from the speaker's intonation.

* In the final battle, there were a few times when "the corvette" was referred to when it would have been easier to track the battle if the name of the ship had been used instead.

I'll be looking for more by MJD, he writes well.
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Darren B March 31, 2016 5:01 am UTC
I've read Shadow of the Storm twice now, and enjoyed it both times. The author has a nice grasp on what it is to be Solomani, and shows that in his writing. The plot is engaging and kept me interested all through the book. The only thing that annoyed me was that the ship's AI was used to relay communications, not a Comms officer. Only a minor quip. I would have liked to see the vessels mentioned n the book detailed in an appendix, only because I can't find references to said craft elsewhere and would be interested in seeing their stats.

I recommend this novel highly for any Traveller fan, and in particular anyone gaming in the Solomani Rim.
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Shelby M March 26, 2016 11:58 pm UTC
Could we get an option for print-on-demand?
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Alan P April 22, 2016 11:23 am UTC
You might be able to get your watermarked PDF printed at
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