Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz
Captain Pauser of Nikkeldepain is set to return home and marry Illya, his fiancé, after successfully making money on her Father’s unpopular cargo. However everything changes when he makes a stop on Porlumma. There he rescues three young girls who had been sold as slaves. It turns out they are all Witches of Karres and that event turns his life around. Captain Pauser is thrown into a battle between good and evil and finds he must develop and use powers he never knew existed.
James H. Schmitz (1911-1981) has written a rousing Science Fiction adventure filled with wonderful characters, non-stop action and a well-drawn universe. Although the Witches of Karres ended with the promise of a sequel Schmitz never wrote one. Now other authors have taken up the challenge and there are two more books in the series. Check the Baen website for further information.
The copyright for Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz is 1966 and the Baen edition I read is edited by Eric Flint has a July 2004 printing date.