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The words of a dying man, the theft of a legendary battleship, and the threats posed by the Mitikas Empire's civil war were but a few of the concerns that plagued Simon Dodds' mind upon his return to naval service. What was far more disturbing was the amount of information he wasn't being given...

Across the other side of the known universe a terrible fate had befallen a once glorious Imperial nation; a fate that dozens of governments throughout the galaxy were keen to keep secret for as long as possible.

But the danger was growing, and only a few months after his return Dodds would find his world, along with that of his old wingmates, flipped on its head. Very soon the five pilots would come face to face with that which destroyed an empire: an unforgiving, unstoppable, and totally unrelenting foe.

There seemed to exist only one glimmer of hope of driving back the darkness - The ATAF Project - a secretly developed set of starfighters that well may just harbour some terrible secrets of their own...


Differences between editions

The Second Edition of Honour of the Knights is a rewrite of the original novel, containing new chapters, some re-imagined scenes and more in-depth background information and characterisation. It is also a little longer at 145,000 words, compared to 124,000 of the First Edition. The story-telling style is also more consistent with that found in The Third Side. Those wishing to fully enjoy the series should favour the Second Edition over the First. You can also find more details on the Second Edition at this blog post: (warning: contains some spoilers)


Where to Buy

The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition) is an eBook novel, available to purchase from retailers listed below:

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“A tightly plotted action-adventure yarn with a good mix of likeable, interesting and nasty characters” - SF (on Honour of the Knights, First Edition)

“Written with perspicacity and drive, with a strong voice and good attention to detail [...] a convincing space opera, written with a distinct style. Recommended.” - (on Honour of the Knights, First Edition)


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Second Edition

First Edition

The cover depicts Arlos, a planet of the Phylent system, within the Mitikas Empire.

Novel Information

Title: The Honour of the Knights (Second Edition)
Series: The Battle for the Solar System
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: September 2011

+ Format: Kindle, iBook, ePub
+ Length: 146,000 words
+ ISBN 13: 9780955856181
+ ISBN 10: 0955856183



The first three chapters of the novel, downloadable HTML format.

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(Last Updated : 18th December 2018)

Sample chapters are also available from most eBook retailers where the novel is sold.

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