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This volume does pass the Bechdel test with a very brief conversation about botany before the women turn their attention back to Prescot. When the subject of rape comes up, a minor character allied to Prescot indulges in victim-blaming, and no one disputes him he vanishes from the story shortly thereafter, fate unknown. And there is a scene that is no question about it headed for tentacle porn before Prescot breaks free and kills the critter.
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The framing device is that Dray Prescott was temporarily on Earth in the s and dictated the story into a set of cassette tapes, some of which have gone missing. Thus the author can skip ahead through slow bits or areas where he got stuck. Not your best entry into planetary romance; look up the John Carter books.
Nov 24, Derek rated it liked it Shelves: I'm in these books for the big set pieces and strong, interesting settings and the weird science , so this episode felt either lacking or transitional: The story feels like it really begins at the arrival into the city of Hiclantung. I'm curious why the author structured things in this way. The Hos I'm in these books for the big set pieces and strong, interesting settings and the weird science , so this episode felt either lacking or transitional: The Hostile Territories itself is an intriguing area and I hope that this isn't the last we'll see of it: The lexicon of made-up names is getting unwieldy.
In addition to the names of all the semi-human species, domesticated animals, large predators, and ship terminology, the author in this book adds varieties of large flying creatures. There are pages where the use of these words is significant and takes much parsing. The lack of a glossary is becoming noticable. Aug 01, Joseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the 3rd installment of 52 [only 47 translated to English so far] in the Dray Prescot series.
I am definitely in this for the long haul. The stories in of themselves are relatively simple and entertaining. Loads of hack and slash, very little magic and even flying mounts and tons of fighting. Once again Dray is on the hunt for his Delia, she is found, captured, found and then captured, in a sense once again. This guy never gets a break. I feel like he should already know his time is limite This is the 3rd installment of 52 [only 47 translated to English so far] in the Dray Prescot series. I feel like he should already know his time is limited with her once he does finally find Delia and just plan ahead for their next inevitable separation?
Nov 01, David B rated it really liked it. Adventurer Dray Prescot, in the company of his princess and two companions, braves the bizarre civilizations of a desolate continent as he tries to reach civilization. These books are a lot of fun. Author Keith Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers, has an amusing voice, and he doesn't take himself too seriously. The interactions between the characters are entertaining and there are plenty of monsters and lost empires to keep things from slowing down.
Just about the time it starts to get old, it's o Adventurer Dray Prescot, in the company of his princess and two companions, braves the bizarre civilizations of a desolate continent as he tries to reach civilization.
Just about the time it starts to get old, it's over. I love weighty literary fare, but there is a special place in my heart for a writer who is utterly without pretensions and just tells a good story. May 12, David Bonesteel rated it really liked it. Aug 28, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: More slashing and Hacking! But he can't seem to keep track of his girl.
This is a me Tarzan you Jane, oh hell where did Jane go now series. Jan 26, Timothy Boyd rated it liked it.
If you are a John Carter of Mars fan or enjoy the "displaced person on another world" then this series is for you. The books run in long story arcs so you can read just a few to complete a plot line or go for the whole set. Akers creates a very complex world for the hero to adventure in.
Warrior of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #3]
Fast paced and generally fun. Ron rated it really liked it Jun 02, Pat Patterson rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Linda rated it really liked it Jun 01, Kevin rated it really liked it Feb 16, Shaun Arundell rated it really liked it Mar 11, Shiloh Harman rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Terence Green rated it it was ok Jan 21, John rated it liked it Jan 14, Evitcelfer rated it liked it Dec 16, Garrisonjames rated it it was ok May 30, Kenton Schassberger rated it liked it May 11, Untuk Test rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Eva rated it really liked it Sep 04, He makes the acquaintance of Seg Segutorio, a bowman from the continent of Loh, thereby beginning a life-long friendship.
Seg works at the time as slave at a farm in the region of Proconia, in the east of the Eye of the World. Moments later the farm is attacked by semi-human, lizard-like Sorzart warriors which Prescot takes as the reason for him having been sent there rather than returned to Earth after he, as he presumes, failed to fulfil the Star Lords plans correctly in Magdag.
Prescot manages to save the female owner of the farm, her child and Seg from the raiders. After taking the women and child to safety and being incarcerated Seg and Prescot escape in a small boat. Attempts to head for Sanurkazz are thwarted by sudden storms, making it clear to Prescot that the Star Lords do not wish for him to go there.
Warrior of Scorpio
He learns that Seg was captured and enslaved after fighting for Pattelonia, the chief city of Proconia and ally of Sanurkazz as a mercenary. On the way the two come to a merchant ship from Pattelonia, damaged by storm and attacked by a galley from Magdag. Prescot uses the confusion of the battle to liberate the galley slaves and attack the crew of the galley. Heavily outnumbered the crew is defeated but Prescot learns that the sinking merchant ship has Delia trapped on board.
He succeeds in rescuing her and learns that she has been heading for Magdag to find him. Once more he now tries, with Seg, Delia and one of her ladies-in-waiting , Thelda, to head for Sanurkazz but once again a sudden storm forces him eastwards, to Pattelonia. In Pattelonia, Prescot meets his friend and fellow Kroziar, Pur Zenkiren, who wishes him to lead the army in the east against the forces of Magdag but Prescot explains that he is physically prevented from doing so.
Instead, Prescot, Delia, Seg and Thelda head to a secret location where Delia had the flying boat, called a voller, hidden away after she arrived from Vallia in it. The four aim to take the Voller across the mountain range to the east, the Stratemsk, and over the hostile territories beyond to reach Vallia.
The traverse the Stratemsk successfully but then crash in the hostile territories and continue on foot.
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The witness a battle between two of the many city states in the area, remnants of the collapsed empire of Loh and accidentally get involved with Delia being taken captive and carried off by warriors mounted on giant birds. Because he saved Hwang, the nephew of Queen Lilah of Hiclantung during the battle Prescot and Seg enjoy the hospitality of the queen and recover from their battle wounds in the city. Prescot saves the queen from assassination and is offered to become her companion but declines. He learns that Thelda believes Delia died in the battle and investigates.
A spy send by the queen however reveals that Delia may be held captive by Umgar Stro, the barbarian war lord of the Ullars, who have recently entered the region and captured a city. Prescot and Seg set out flying on giant birds, called corths, towards the city of Plicla, held by the Ullars. In the city they rescue one of the fabled Wizards of Loh instead, Lu-si-Yuong, and Prescot reluctantly leaves after learning that Delia was not there.
Returning to Hiclantung, Prescot and Seg are forced to rescue Thelda from the queen. Dray Prescot agrees to march with the queen's army against the Ullars and their allies, the city of Harfnar. The army initially is successful against the Ullars flying army but then is overrun by the land forces of Harfnar.