It looks like SteamPunk Magazine contributor Richard Marsden (author of the article on Waterloo from SteamPunk Magazine #6) has released the second novel in his Traveling Tyrant series, Traveling Tyrant: Casual Fridays. Haven’t actually read this yet, but he’s certainly a competent writer and well-versed in the history of warfare. And more importantly, this book sounds fun:
After the fiery events on Paradisa, Mordid the Traveling Tyrant and his ruthless band of mercenaries decide to lie low in the lawless region of space known as the Upper Arm. There, Mordid finds work on the planet of Pristine. Zaltrek, the planet’s dictator, is losing his grip on the world, and Mordid promises to help– for a price. Unfortunately, for the Traveling Tyrant a woman gets involved, his own command staff plot his demise, and his employer is having second thoughts about their arrangement. Worse, the morale of his men is flagging, and even an order to have Casual Fridays isn’t lifting their spirits.
Between Mordid’s murderous friends, enraged foes, and his duty to the shadowy investors–what’s a Tyrant to do?
Well, that or it sounds fascist, but the tyrant in his boxers on the front certainly gives me the impression that he’s making light of the whole thing.