Millions of years in the future, humanity has been driven out of the Milky Way and now calls the Andromeda Galaxy home. Lost in their murky past are the tales of great knights that held the line against the invasion of a dark force until the rest of humanity could escape their doom. The last and greatest of these knights was Galen Underwood.
Long after that heroic stand, a mercenary by the name of Galen Dwyn has been hired to rescue a kidnapped princess. Enticed by a healthy down payment and a chance to settle an old score, Galen accepts the job, only to find out it's a lot more than he bargained for.
Soon Galen finds himself weaving and dodging through a web of political intrigue as the very forces that chase him have set in motion plans that will throw the galactic alliance into civil war.
To his surprise, he also finds that the rescued princess might not be quite the spoiled brat he rescued from the clutches of her keeper.
Accompanied by the princess, his former mentor, and a snarky AI, Galen sets out to find a way to outsmart entire kingdoms, keep the princess alive, and avert the deaths of millions.
Of course, he'll also learn the reasons behind his namesake's chosen path, as he realizes that the only way to win is Galen's way.
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Dragon Award finalist Richard Paolinelli takes us on a grand adventure in this Space Opera offering set in the first book of the Starquest Saga. Set in the 4th age of Dragon Award winner John C. Wright's Starquest universe that will feature several books by Paolinelli, Wright, and other authors in the months and years to come.
More info on this book, print copies and the upcoming series can be found here: https://scifiscribe.com/books/galens-way-a-starquest-4th-age-adventure/
From a ReadersFavorite.com 5-star review by Steve Robson:
Galen's Way: A Starquest 4th Age Adventure by Richard Paolinelli is a paradigm shift to a galaxy as distant in the future as it is in space: Andromeda, a place Captain Galen Dwyn calls home. As a mercenary in charge of the space ship Tempest, Galen finds himself drawn into intrigue by the lure of wealth beyond his imagination; a convoluted web of deceit, treachery, political plots, and galactic forces that will not only threaten his life but the lives of those he loves and the peace of all hominids. How Galen negotiates the challenges which are thrown at him will reveal his character and worth as an individual and will have implications that reverberate throughout the worlds of Andromeda, and into a future of uncertainty. Only the climactic end of this fast-paced action-adventure tale will determine the destiny of Galen's Way; a revelation unexpected and shocking in its possibilities.
Richard Paolinelli's Galen's Way is a gripping story of love, hope, and the battles fought to overcome the evil and vile deeds of despots driven by the corruption of ultimate power. Melded into this mesh of plots within plots lies a number of characters that build great empathy with the reader as their characters develop real depth; people like Princess Rhianna, whose apparent vulnerability is underpinned by a steely fierceness powered by love, or Cassandra, the AI resident in Tempest, who has her own distinct personality, humor and feelings. Then there is Galen, who struggles with questions of his own worth, especially in the spotlight of blooming love, and ultimately has to confront his past and his destiny alone; something he seems very used to. All of the players bring a definite reality to this epic. It will engage you in an interesting story that you can't wait to see unfold and equally can't endure the passing of the final word. All told, a wonderful read with a first-rate ending that leaves the imagination in play.
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