Two explosive space adventures in one volume - and both ONCE A HERO and RULES OF ENGAGEMENT are set in the politically-complex world of the Serrano dynasty.
Esmay Suiza had surprised everyone by becoming the youngest and lowest-ranking member of Fleet ever to win a major battle. Finding herself the senior surviving officer in a mutiny against a treacherous captain, she'd had no choice - it was do or die. And she'd risen to the challenge, saving Heris Serrano and her crew in the process. But instead of congratulations, her actions lead to a court martial for treason... Esmay's boldness continues to reap her as much trouble as reward, when a very public argument makes her an enemy at Fleet School. When her classmate is abducted by a fanatical sect, Esmay is suspected of collusion. She feels she can formulate a rescue plan - but will anyone in Fleet listen to her now?
Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also shortlisted for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.