Along with the first two books of his series, Henry has made this into a fun, easy read. This is an excellent introductory SF book for a young reader, but complex enough to entertain an adult. It reminds me in some ways of Burrough’s Barsoom novels. Finished all three books over the weekend, and will be looking for more. Well done! – Mike, Amazon reader review
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.