Pirates of the thunder

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Ballantine Books, Feb 12, 1987 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Hawks had refused to help the ambitious Lazlo Chen in his quest to find the five gold rings that could break Master System's hold over humankind -- and that refusal had landed him on the deadly prison planet Melchior. But when Hawks and some fellow prisoners engineered a bold escape, it seemed almost too easy. Hawks guessed that Chen was pulling the strings, but he couldn't shake the feeling that there was another, greater power involved. And that scared him. Now the stakes were rising, and Hawks was more determined than ever to find the gold rings. But Master System was out to capture him, and Chen was trying to follow him -- and the only place his small band of rebels could hide was smack in the middle of pirate territory...

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Review: Pirates of the Thunder (Rings of the Master #2)

User Review  - MBybee - Goodreads

Best book of the series by far. Excellent sci-fi, good action, good drama, and good look at the "big questions", which is always essential for sci-fi. Fantastic, and I recommend the series to anyone who can find it. Read full review

Review: Pirates of the Thunder (Rings of the Master #2)

User Review  - Kevin Driskill - Goodreads

I found this series after I got hooked on Chalker and it is now one of my favorites. This is a series I was sad to finish. There is in these books such depth of creativity that it is staggering. The possibilities are endless and this takes you on the ride of your life. Read full review


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Jack L. Chalker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 1944. While still in high school, he began writing for the amateur science fiction press, and in 1960 he launched the Hugo-nominated amateur magazine Mirage. A year later he founded Mirage Press, which grew into a major specialty publisher of nonfiction and reference books on science fiction and fantasy.
His first novel, A Jungle of Stars, was published in 1976, and he became a full-time novelist two years later with the major popular success of Midnight at the Well of Souls. Chalker is an active conservationist and enjoys traveling, consumer electronics, and computers. He is also a noted speaker on science fiction and fantasy at numerous colleges and universities. He is a passionate lover of steamboats, in particular ferryboats, and has ridden more than three hundred ferries in the United States and elsewhere.

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