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    THE SUNS OF SCORPIO by Alan Burt Akers (Dray Prescott)

    DAW, 1973

    Dray Prescott (hero of TRANSIT TO SCORPIO) is back in one of the best 'fish-out-of-water' series in Science Fiction/Fantasy. Prescott returns to the world of Scorpio/Kregan. This time, Prescott finds himself, again a slave, in the slave warrens of Grodno. There he organizes his fellow slaves into an army to confront the Magdag slave owners. Just as it appears that his forces will be victorious, the Star Lords yank him out.

    Prescott studies with the followers of Zair to become a Krozair (a sort of Samuri), adding to his weapons skills. He also meets an alternate love interest to Delia, Mayfwy widow of one of his oar companions.

    Akers keeps the adventure moving throughout THE SUNS OF SCORPIO--possibly the best of the 30 plus Dray Prescott series. Despite his efforts, Prescott is never quite able to achieve the victory he seeks. Still, like the Samuri of "The Seven Samuri," he fights on because he knows he must and because his honor requires it.

    THE SUNS OF SCORPIO is well written and compelling. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, or in conjunction with the other novels in the series. See more reviews of novels by Alan Burt Akers/Dray Prescott.

    Five Stars

    THE SUNS OF SCORPIO was out of print at the time of this review. Check with for used book or reprint status.

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