Saturday, 29 October 2011


Orbit paperback, 1991. Artwork by Les Edwards.

"Renowned throughout the galaxy as the finest soldiers ever born, the men of the Dorsai had been hired by El Conde, sovereign of Gebel Nahar, to transform his raggle-taggle army into a fighting force to be reckoned with. Now revolution had erupted, and the men once trained by the Dorsai bore arms against them. Bound by their rigid code of honour, the mercenaries' first duty was to protect el conde from the rebels. But what chance had a handful of warriors, however noble and fearless, against the massed ranks of the Naharese?"


Orbit paperback, 1989. Artwork by Les Edwards.

"The spirit of Dorsai is an illumination of the heart and soul of the planet dorsai and its people, showing with epic clarity and unforgettable vision how and why the Dorsai fight and live. It tells of the beginning when the first Dorsai was formed by mercenaries willing to fight others' battles to buy freedom for their own homes. It tells how even children and old men fought for the dream of the Dorsai. From the mouth of Amanda Morgan, direct descendant of two illustrious women who bore her name, the full story is told in all its splendour."