The Scarf

The Scarf

by PJ McDermott


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Commander Hickory Lace and her team, space pilot Jess Parker and the young genius Gareth Blanquette, are back on the planet Prosperine. This time, their destination is the Scarf – a six hundred miles band of floating islands and reefs on the equator. The islands are covered with swamp and jungle and connected by a thick blanket of floating creepers and vines.

High altitude scans show the deeper into the Scarf you travel, the more inhospitable it becomes. The Agency believes the Scarf is inhabited only by insects and lower life forms. The high surface radiation would mean humanoids could not survive there for long.

Alarm bells ring out when a Bikashi jet is sighted in the area. The Agency fear that alien forces may be on a mission to retrieve the legendary sword of the long dead heroine, Connat-sèra-Haagar. The sword bestows great power to any who wield it and was sent to the Scarf for safekeeping following the earlier defeat of the Pharlaxian rebel forces. In the hands of the Bikashi, it would pose a threat to the Agency's plans.

But does the sword have another purpose?

In this final episode of the epic Prosperine Trilogy, Hickory faces her greatest fear, discovers the secret to the planet's past, and unravels the mystery of the Teacher.

If you enjoy epic science fiction with a touch of the supernatural and a strong female lead, then you'll love this captivating story by PJ McDermott.

An exciting conclusion to the Prosperine Trilogy that's guaranteed to keep you in suspense until the final page.

Buy The Scarf today and see why readers are calling McDermott a ‘contemporary Asimov.’

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994307187
Publisher: PatrickMcDermott
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Prosperine Trilogy , #3
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

PJ McDermott grew up in Scotland. As a schoolboy, he read Sci Fi morning and night reveling in the genius of Asimov, Herbert, Niven, Moorcock, Le Guin and H.G. Wells.
These days he enjoys the fantasy novels of Robin Hobb, George Martin and the modern SF writers, Vaughn Heppner and Alex Weir.
In addition to the Prosperine Trilogy, PJ has published the prelude, Dust and Ashes, which deals with the apocalyptic events 84 years before the first book in the series. It is available as an e-book at online retailers.
Writing as Jacob Carlisle, PJ published the semi-biographical novel, Small Fish Big Fish, and several short stories - all of which have been re-issued under the author name PJ McDermott.
PJ lives in Australia with his wife, Sue, two daughters and grandchildren, Mia and Ryder Patrick.
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