Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space
no. 1, The Henry Gallant Saga - The Henry Gallant Saga, no. 1
H. Peter Alesso
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As the last star fighter in Squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to the nearest space base in orbit around Mars. With the United Earth fleet on the verge of annihilation from alien ships, he can expect no help. In order to reach Mars, Gallant must make his way through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. With so much uncertainty about the alien capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer equipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucial.The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty.
In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service. Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for Gallant. Now her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.
As the last star fighter, Midshipman Henry Gallant must travel through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural left in the fleet. Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for Gallant. Now her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.
Couldn’t Resist—Needed More Henry Gallant!
Most people read book series in perfect order. I’m usually one of them, but sometimes rules are made to be broken. Henry Gallant pretty much has me hooked. I know that he’s only a fictional character. My ereader hasn’t even gotten a chance to cool down from my last read (Lieutenant Henry Gallant), but when I learned that there was another book with more of him in it? I did hit buy. The story (Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space –actually the 2nd book in the series), starts out with a 17-year-old Gallant, but one immediately gets the sense that he’s being challenged to prove himself simply because he’s a “natural” (not genetically engineered). What a thrill ride to go from failed catapult launches, to bouts of insecurity over being different. To go from successful missions involving alien destruction in one instant, to feeling the love build between Gallant and she-warrior Kelsy Mitchel. I enjoyed that this was a true Sci-Fi read---with heart. I could go on, but what I really want is a third book in the Henry Gallant series. I’ve checked, and there’s nothing out yet. Mr. author; Peter Alesso, we need more. I’m a fan.