To Stand Defiant – Great second book in the Dakotan Confederacy series.

To Stand Defiant (Dakotan Confederacy, #2).
By Glynn Stewart.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Trapped between warlords
The choice is simple:
Capitulation…or defiance!

From the Solar System itself, Imperator James Calvin Walkingstick prepares the remaining fleets of the Commonwealth for a desperate and brutal campaign to retake their borders and unify humanity one more.

On the other side of the Commonwealth’s seceding star systems, Dictator Kaleb Periklos gathers his fleets to avenge their humiliation. To the mercenary Admirals of the Stellar League, it doesn’t matter whether the worlds they conquer still kneel to Terra.

Caught in-between these two would-be conquerors are Admiral James Tecumseh and the newborn Dakotan Confederacy. Now guardian to a nation, Tecumseh faces enemies on all sides. He’s left with only one answer true to his and his new nation’s principles.


This is a great second book in the Dakotan Confederacy series. It went straight to 5 out of 5 stars for me.

The book continues straight away from where the previous book left off. The sector has seceeded from the Commonwealth and created the Dakotan Confederacy which has left them between a hard place and a rock.

This book has less bullshit politics in it which is one reason this book got another star from me compared to the previous book. The story is fairly predictable but it does have a lot of elements in it that is right down my alley. Preparations for standing against the bad guy(s), building of defences, planning and, of course, fleets of warships slugging it out.

I liked the tie in with the Castle Federation and main protagonist is as good as in the previous book. So is this spy/assassin which I really like in this book.

There’s not much more I can say really. It is really good military space opera, full stop.

6 thoughts on “To Stand Defiant – Great second book in the Dakotan Confederacy series.

    1. Pound sign?

      If you mean the #-character it is the template I’m using that slaps that one on for some reason. At least they come out as a #-character on all of my devices.

      I just type in the tags in the normal way in the [censored]-editor.

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      1. Yep, that is what it is called here in the States. It’s been subverted to “hash tag” but officially it is called the pound sign. From the old days of telephone, no idea why though.

        Gotcha. So not something you’re doing on purpose for special reasons. Good to know.

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