The seventeenth book in the saga of Dray Prescot, Captive Scorpio by Alan Burt Akers, in which he faces his darkest hour, has been published today. Captive Scorpio is available immediately from Cyberread.com and Mobipocket.com, and will appear over the next few days at the many ebookstores dotted around the internet, including Fictionwise.com.
Here is the blurb:
Dray Prescot, Earthman of Kregen, that wonderful world circling the twin suns of Antares, had risen high in the empire of Vallia, but luck could not always sustain him. When, at last, all the forces opposed to his lands, his princess, his emperor, and to him personally, converged, it was to produce the darkest hour of his long career. For treason struck at the court, while rebel armies marched from the backlands, the war fleets of enemy nations were aloft, and the uncanny wizardry of a master scientist launched a spell of doom for all Prescot held dear. With his back to the wall, Dray Prescot faced that time of peril with unflinching will… until the cruelest blow of all was struck: his warrior daughter Dayra rode in the vanguard of his foes!