Stumbling upon an abandoned ship, Captain Jellico and the crew of the Solar Queen seize the prize and claim the right to salvage the derelict vessel, only to become the targets of a secret alien hijacking ring out to sabotage their claim.
Since very childhood I enjoyed Andre Norton's books. Her have always been my favourites. Now I've read her lalest 2 novels - written together with other authors. And was disappointed when I saw that there has appeared a woman in the list of characters. There were no female characters in the previous novels of the Solar Queen series, and that was the reason it was so popular. She was really ahead of her time shaking the stereotype of these female cuties in every sf novel. A. Norton should have kept to this line when writing her new novels. Thanks God there are no bed scenes in them! And thanks God again that this god-knows-what Rael marries yhe old captain at last, and not one of the young characters.
Quite a Good Read
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
I was surprised to have enjoyed this book so much, even though it was a science fiction with a cheesy cover. Sherwood Smith is great, he needs to send his material to publishers right NOW!
A good book by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
This is a somewhat Swashbuckling tale set on the fringes of the galaxy, and is another adventure of the Solar Queen and its crew. Overall the book is quite good, but the authors do not fully develop a good description of the setting for the readers. The orbiting Trade city, Exchange, is developed in pieces that never fully come together into a single picture. Some references are made to information from previous books, but the story line stands alone very well as a separate novel. The crew of the Solar Queen has some interesting adventures on Exchange, and acquire a very interesting new crew member. If you liked Andre Norton's previous books, you will definitely want to read this one.
great Norton fare!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
I have read many of Andre Nortons works and have not been disappointed yet! She captures your imagination and makes you wish you were there. This work is no exception
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