Dumarest is back. After rescuing a beautiful redhead with mysterious powers, things go from bad to worse…to worse still. Marooned on a really, really awful planet with a power structure set against the have-nots, he makes some desperate choices to find the money to book passage away.
E.C. Tubb gets a bit more complicated with this Kalin. There have been mentions of the Church of Universal Brotherhood before, but this time there are a bunch of cut-away sequences featuring them. The plot is straight-forward, but the behind the scenes stuff is super convoluted. The villainous Cyclan are involved, of course.
I know there’s been talk of a TV/streaming series based on the books. Considering some of the other Science Fiction shows that have come out recently, I think it could be done and done well. Will it happen? Will it be good? That remains to be seen, but the potential is definitely there.
The Dumarest novels are a ton of fun, and worth tracking down for fans of the genre.
I read this as part of the collection Dumarest of Terra Omnibus 1, which sadly did not get an Omnibus 2.