By Poul Anderson
Flandry, right here a captain, undergoes a sequence of adventures: he's kidnapped by way of the Scothians, an alien race hoping to invade the Terran Empire; rescues the Emperor's abducted granddaughter; meets Aycharaych, his nemesis in league with the Merseians; and investigates a formerly unencountered alien race that has invaded the far-off colonial global of Vixen.
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