The ship of legends...
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?
One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?
|Publisher:||Dancing Lemur Press LLC|
|File size:||304 KB|
About the Author
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently the author lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lt. Commander Aden Pender, has ambitions for becoming a captain of his own space ship, and marrying the Queen's daughter. Those plans are thwarted when war is declared against his people. Their only salvation would be to find a ship, the Dragon, which had been lost for twenty years. Pender is given the responsibility of taking a hand-picked crew and finding the Dragon. The action in this book is very good, but what makes it even more interesting, is the growth of Aden Pender. He starts off as a business-minded officer lacking people skills, and becomes someone who learns to be thoughtful and compassionate. The side plot of Aden's love interest is also compelling. He begins with an attraction to a rather vain princess, and then discovers what love really is with a young woman officer named Tamsin Pavott. The relationship that develops between the two is really lovely, and it's refreshing that it has nothing to do with sex. Dragon of the Stars is a well-written story that is appealing on many levels. It has all the action of a space opera, but it also has depth with relationships and fascinating characters. This is a book that would appeal to readers who enjoy space operas.
Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Do you like space ships and dragons? How about war and danger and an ambitious lieutenant commander who wants a ship of his own? If you enjoy stories with all of these, then take a look at Author Alex J. Cavanaugh’s latest novel, DRAGON OF THE STARS. I think you’ll be happy you did.
Now, space stories are not what I normally read, but this one intrigued me. First of all, it has dragons. Yes, Lieutenant Commander Aden Pendar’s mother raises pet dragons. I would have liked to see more of the lady and her pets. Before reading this novel, I’d heard a lot about the Kargrandes, but hadn’t a clue what they were. Now I know. Nope, I’m not telling. That’s part of the enjoyment of the book, making these fascinating discoveries.
The author also adds a tiny bit of romance, Aden has a thing for Arabella, the queen’s daughter, though he realizes nothing is about to happen between them unless he can get a ship of his own. There’s also Ensign Pavott, who I really like and think that she’s a better match for Aden than Arrabella. Nope, not telling what happens there either.
DRAGON OF THE STARS is never dull. Something’s always happening. There’s fighting, but no gory details. There’s suspense. Will Aden’s dreams of having his own ship and the lovely princess come true? When it comes time to make a crucial decision, will Aden make the right one? You may be surprised. A very good read. Enjoy.
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