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Swordships of Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #4) (Delian Cycle #4)

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The Pirates of Kregen

What does a man do when fate makes him the protector of the royal head of his enemies? If it is Dray Prescot, Earthman on Antares, he sets aside his quest to do his duty. His quest was to reach Vallia and his princess. His duty was to defend Vallia's ancient foe and place its rightful heir on its throne--sworn to attack Vallia.

So when the third force,
Published (first published December 18th 1975)
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It's traditional for a story like this to meander as its hero is buffeted by fate--which Dray Prescot truly is--but it's helpful to anchor it with a really good set piece that distinguishes one volume from another. This one doesn't have anything of that sort, and it sometimes feels like the author is unwilling to pursue any line of plot or setting which might turn interesting: the in-over-his-head boy duke is returned to only to wrap things up; the back cover teases the notion of Prescot being p ...more
Roger Bailey
Why does this book remind me of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars series? An Earthman somehow finds himself on an alien planet with many and varied intelligent species contending with one another, some humanoid and some not so humanoid, with the most advanced weaponry being the sword. The hero from Earth becomes romantically involved with an alien female who could be called a princess and he finds himself resisting the charms of many other alien temptressess. The writing style is very pu ...more
A good one. I love the way Akers (Bulmer) handled the air boats and saddle birds on Kregen.
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Other Books in the Series

Delian Cycle (5 books)
  • Transit To Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1)(Delian Cycle, #1)
  • The Suns of Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #2) (Delian Cycle, #2)
  • Warrior of Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #3) (Delian Cycle, #3)
  • Prince of Scorpio (Delian Cycle, #5; Dray Prescot, #5)
Transit To Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1)(Delian Cycle, #1) Warrior of Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #3) (Delian Cycle, #3) The Suns of Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #2) (Delian Cycle, #2) Prince of Scorpio (Delian Cycle, #5; Dray Prescot, #5) Manhounds of Antares (Havilfar Cycle, #1; Dray Prescot, #6)

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