By Alan Burt Akers
The realm Kregen circles the dual suns of Antares, some distance far-off from the skies of Earth. but Kregen is the floor on which the Earthman Dray Prescot needs to stand and struggle for all he holds expensive. For Prescot is the unwilling conflict arm of the mysterious superstar Lords who contend for that planet with the strong Savanti. but Prescot's targets are his personal, for he has inherited the remnant of a shattered empire and needs to struggle to convey wish and freedom to all its peoples. via his aspect stands his princess, Delia of the Blue Mountains, and a band of stalwart partners of many races and species. yet arrayed opposed to him are flying armadas, armed hordes, the wizardry of an excellent scientist, and, so much stunning of all, the fury and metal claws of his personal daughter, Dayra!
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