^ I'm encouraged to hear you say that, because that means I did my job properly. If I write a book properly, you should not need
to have read any other book in order to understand mine (though, in the case of Star Trek
, a familiarity with the original property is expected). I hope that you enjoy the rest of the novel and continue to find it as easily accessible.
If, in the future, you are curious to know more about the build-up to Rise Like Lions
, I hope you'll pick up my novel The Sorrows of Empire
, as well as the anthologies Glass Empires
, Obsidian Alliances
, and Shards and Shadows
. I did my best to acknowledge and incorporate the continuity from each of them.