Writing credits: John Nowak
First released: 1999
Title reference: An allusion to the recognition of Widget as the head of sovereign state by Staten City authorities, as well the whole author's idea of writing a collection of novellas with a common motive of 'there's no higher law for anyone than he himself'.
Length: approximately 106,000 words (the complete work); 3 parts
Christmas time is really hot for Rescue Rangers and their relatives. Apart from the usual Ranger tasks, they are preoccupied with the Society of Rodent Engineers, especially Gadget who is so important for Ultra-Flight Laboratories' 'Falcon' project that its head, Clayton, is willing to do everything to make her leave the Rangers for good. Add to this some very tense relations between Gadget, Widget and Staten City Mayor Jerome Catbane, who happens to be their grandfather, and the picture will be completed. Well, almost. A mysterious figure calling him-, her- or maybe even itself 'Deep Stoat' warns Gadget and Widget that they are in a a grave danger. Cassandra's prophecy implies doom, too. And when a routine 'Albacore' attack drill ends in a torpedo hit of a rodent passenger liner 'Lucy Tania', Rangers find themselves running against the clock to prevent an impeding full-scale war...
The Rescue Rangers
Melody (from Disney comic books)
Mrs. Squirrel as 'June'
Dr. Skinner (mentioned)
The Ranger Wing
The Ranger Rocket (Mark II, III, IV, V, VI)
2002 Golden Acorn Awards: Best Characterization of the Rangers
Sovereign - part 2a at the The RRDatabase
Sovereign - part 2b at the The RRDatabase
Sovereign - part 3 at the The RRDatabase
Russian translation of Sovereign - part 2 by Gyrotank
Russian translation of Sovereign - part 3 by Gyrotank