By Alan Burt Akers
If you find yourself down there is not any position to move yet up. that is the method the courageous imagine and if there's an individual on worlds braver than Dray Prescot, he has but to seem. Prescot, who were a seaman and soldier on far away Earth, and now, on Golden Scorpio's superb planet, is claiment to the fallen throne of a conquered empire, might by no means hand over. Single-handedly, if desire be, he will be a dangerous danger to the enemies of Vallia. yet as he units out on a liberation undertaking incomparable within the background of 2 worlds he is familiar with he'll by no means be alone...
This variation includes a thesaurus to the Vallian cycle.
Golden Scorpio is the eighteenth booklet within the epic fifty-two ebook saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen via Kenneth Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers. The sequence maintains with A existence for Kregen.
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A fine young man,” said Larghos, across Marta Renberg. “He has already defeated Layco Jhansi in open battle. ” From the way he spoke I saw at once that he thoroughly disliked the new emperor. “What do you understand of these things, Larghos? You are supposed to be a fighting man — you have served as a paktun, have you not? Somewhere in Pandahem? ” The kovneva’s petulant words served to illuminate the depths of her personal frustrations and cares. I cocked an eye at Larghos. A paktun he might be; he did not look like one.
This coach, these six laboring animals, the dust, the racket — well, it caught at my throat, so like and yet so fantastically unlike the scenes I had just left. Had those different alien riding animals and the draught animals all been horses, had there been no diffs — this would still be Kregen. The smell, the feel, the empathy of the world was uniquely Kregen under Antares. I saw what must be done. Had those crazed fugitives taken a mur to observe for themselves they must have seen it, too. I was just a lone, naked man.
A collateral line of the family had inherited, with the very necessary emperor’s confirmation of their claim, and the present kov incumbent was Marto Renberg, whom I knew only to nod to politely. The Aduimbrevs had reckoned on being emperor’s men; I had no way of knowing how their allegiances had fallen in the recent struggles for power. I was pretty well near the dead center of Vallia. Across the Great River to the south lay Ogier. Across a tributary of the Great River to the west lay Eganbrev.