Monday, April 23, 2012

The Tar-aiym Krang by Alan Dean Foster

Moth was a beautiful planet, the only one with wings--two great golden clouds suspended in space around it. Here was a wide-open world for any venture a man might scheme. The planet attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers--a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest...most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead in the first place... from Goodreads

This is the first book written in the Pip & Flinx Adventures but I am glad I read For Love of Mother - Not first as that is the background story about Flinx and Pip. I enjoyed this book about them and their adventure away from Moth and the sudden growth of Flinx's powers. I am looking forward to the next books in the series that I already have.

100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012, 
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, 
2012 Ebook Challenge, 
Dewey's Read-a-Thon April 2012

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