|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?"