Transit to Scorpio by Alan Burt Akers, a penname of the late Kenneth Bulmer, is the 1st novel Dray Prescot series of science fiction sword & planet adventure tales, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Mushroom Publishing.
This was originally published by DAW Books in 1971, and is the tale of a man transported to a faraway, seemingly barbaric planet, who gets caught up in its intrigues and winds up having various adventures. Offered free through March 12th, as part of Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week Sale.
Free for a limited time through midnight Pacific Time on March 12th, available worldwide DRM-free @ Smashwords (requires account signup with a billing address, but no payment info; enter the coupon code RAE50 into the box during checkout and click Apply Coupon, which will make the 99 cent regular discount price become free while the sale still lasts)
The rest of the long-running series, which you can read about in its Wikipedia entry, is also on sale for 50% off as part of the Smashwords Read An Ebook Sale ending tonight, and many of the books in the series have been collected into money-saving omnibus editions, if this happens to be one of your old favourites. I apologize for the very short notice on this, but I only remembered to check the annual sale before going out this morning, and it took forever to get back from running my errands today.
On the planet Kregen that circles Antares, the brightest star of the Constellation of the Scorpion, two forces contend for the world’s destiny. One of them, the Savanti, called in a human pawn from far-away Earth. His name is Dray Prescot, and only the Savanti know his role.
Dray Prescot confronted a fabulous world — barbaric, unmapped, peopled with both human and non-human races. But there were always the Star Lords to watch and check the Savanti’s plans. And it soon turned out that Dray Prescot himself had to make a decision that would change him from a mere pawn to a bolder piece on the planetary chessboard…