Book Two of the award-winning Tales of the Antares Rangers Series ...
In what felt like a lifetime ago, young Peter Campbell and his school-age friends survived a surprise attack by the evil Wasatti Empire, barely escaping on the developing living starship, the Sampson K. Perry. Lost hundreds of light years from the Human Colonies, they need to find their way back, but their forty-day supply of food will barely get them started on their 500-year journey home.
Beating the odds against them, they discover an uncharted planet harboring life. Not only do they find a planet filled with food, but they also encounter a feudal civilization ruled by stern and suspicious Signar, the D'war'en Lord. To get the supplies the crew needs to survive, they will need to convince the leader's son to begin trade with a race of beings the natives never presumed could exist, in a world the D'war'en previously thought of as their own. At every turn, the D'war'en reveal strange mysteries, but could it be that their planet holds the strangest puzzle of all?
About the Author
Frank Calcagno, Jr. works as a senior engineering geologist and security specialist in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his lovely wife have two wonderful daughters. Frank has been involved in soccer at all levels for over forty years, is an amateur astronomer, an avid reader, a fan of the Napoleonic Era, and a wargame designer/developer. He holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tales of the Antares Rangers is his first published series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The D'war'en Heir is the second in the Antares Ranger series, and a great follow-on story it is! There is a whole new world crafted within these pages: a civilization collapsed from a long-ago catastrophe, trying to scratch back from the stone age to its former greatness. It is all here; a fully realized culture living under the extremes of climate change from a planet orbiting a complex star system, to one young boy who needs to choose between his own people or the strange, new visitors from space. And the greatest mystery the book poses: what is the association of the D'war'en people with old Earth?