After Terran Scout David Rice pledges his life and sword to Princess Callan and Aashla, his adopted home world, he believes he'll never see another Terran again. Then, weapons fire lights the night sky as a starship tries to blast its way through Aashla's deadly planetary ring. When the attempt fails, David and Callan rush to the crash site—but they aren’t the only ones who witnessed the disaster. At the crash site, they find their bitter rival and Callan’s former fiancé, Prince Rupor, already on the scene...
On a world of swords and steam-powered airships, even a wrecked starship can overthrow the balance of power!
Can Rupor and our heroes put aside their animosity long enough to rescue the spaceship’s crew? Pick up a copy of Scout’s Duty and learn the answer!
Years ago, Terran Scout David Rice crash-landed on the lost colony world of Aashla, where he rescued and fell in love with the beautiful Princess Callan. Pledging his life and sword to Callan and his adopted home world, David thought he'd never see another Terran again-until the night the sky was lit by weapons fire, as another starship tried and failed to blast its way through Aashla's deadly planetary ring. Now, rushing to the crash site, David and Callan find they're too late, as their bitter rival, Prince Rupor, has gotten there first... For on a world of swords and airships, even a wrecked starship can overthrow the balance of power! SCOUT'S DUTY is an exciting modern homage to the classic tales of planetary romance made famous by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett. If you like your heroes unabashedly heroic, your heroines feisty and true, and your plots filled with dangers and twists at every turn, you'll enjoy SCOUT'S DUTY.