|Orbit paperback, 1989. Artwork by Les Edwards.|
"The spirit of Dorsai is an illumination of the heart and soul of the planet dorsai and its people, showing with epic clarity and unforgettable vision how and why the Dorsai fight and live. It tells of the beginning when the first Dorsai was formed by mercenaries willing to fight others' battles to buy freedom for their own homes. It tells how even children and old men fought for the dream of the Dorsai. From the mouth of Amanda Morgan, direct descendant of two illustrious women who bore her name, the full story is told in all its splendour."