The Scarf: A Scifi/Fantasy Adventure

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A short introduction

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.

Author: PJ McDermott

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 and Le Guin.

These days, he enjoys the fantasy novels of Robin Hobb, George Martin and the modern SF writers, Vaughn Heppner and Alex Weir.

The author has published the SyFy/Fantasy books, Avanaux, Rise of the Erlachi, and The Scarf. Prosperine is a compilation volume of all three books plus a lot of other bits and pieces of interest to fans. All are available as e-books or in print.

Dust and Ashes, which tells of the apocalyptic events 84 years before Avanaux, is available as an e-book on Amazon.

PJ also published the highly acclaimed semi-biographical novel, Small Fish Big Fish.

The author now lives in Australia with his wife, Sue, two daughters and grandchildren, Mia and Ryder Patrick.

Visit him at his website: www.pj-mcdermott.com

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