The Scout Omnibus: Three Planetary Romances

Rampant Loon Press

Return to a future...

Of bold galactic explorers and lost space colonies, where beautiful heroines and brave heroes battle treacherous villains with swords and airships.

Return to a future...

Of planetary romance and high adventure, where action moves at the speed of light and danger lurks around every corner.

Return to the future... of The Scout Omnibus!

Here, for the first time in one volume, are the adventures of David Rice, Terran Scout First Class, who crash-landed on the lost world of Aashla, rescued and befriended Princess Callan, heir to the throne of Mordan, and found himself thrown from the space age to the steam age in the blink of an eye. Marooned without hope of rescue on a world of primitive airships, treacherous air pirates, royal court intrigues, and bloodthirsty monsters, David struggles to learn the ways of his adopted home-world, at the same time as he struggles with his growing feelings for Princess Callan and his iron determination to change just one thing: Aashla will not remain lost!
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Publisher
Rampant Loon Press
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Published on
Jun 1, 2017
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Pages
702
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ISBN
9781938834783
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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