Book I of Eridan. Supposing your world was an advanced Utopia that had eliminated war so long ago that nobody knew how to conduct a adequate defence. Then suppose your solar system was invaded by a fleet of alien militarists…This is what happened to a certain planet in the Constellation Eridanus – and what its leaders did was to seek a primitive race that still engaged in warfare. So they kidnapped a band of experienced soldiers – Napoleonic veterans fleeing Moscow through the snows of that terrible winter of 1812.  Captain Bernard of the Imperial Dragoons took on the task. But being a loyal Bonapartist campaigner, he had ambitions that Utopian aliens could not suspect…Cover art by Karel Thole. Interior art by Michael Gilbert.