[Free eBook] Star Quest by Fenton Brockley [Science Fiction]

Star Quest by Fenton Brockley, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage science fiction space adventure with investigative mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1974 by Robert Hale.

The story involves a space mission to rescue an exploring starship gone unexpectedly incommunicado and disappeared, and a Lieutenant looking for his vanished crewmember brother, trying to find answers to a mystery which may be rooted in sabotage and misdeeds.

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[Free eBook] The Lady of the Snowmist by Andrew J. Offutt [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy]

The Lady of the Snowmist by the late Andrew J. Offutt is the 3rd novel in his War of the Gods on Earth trilogy of classically epic sword & sorcery fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1983 by Ace Books. The trilogy stars a tragically orphaned former village boy originally out on the obligatory quest for revenge against the forces which destroyed said village.

This final book concludes his adventures as he has now become a champion with a great weapon and also a warrior-woman companion, and must choose sides in a conflict between a powerful sorceress of ill repute who has done him a favour and may not be as evil as the group wishing to destroy her claims she is.

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[Free eBook] The Demon Lord by Peter Morwood [Epic Feudal Adventure Fantasy]

The Demon Lord by Irish author Peter Morwood is the 2nd novel in his The Book of Years quartet of epic feudal adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Century. The quartet is an epic adventure subseries in the feudal fantasy world of the Alban Saga universe, structured around competing clans which sometimes ally and other times scheme against each other.

This story stars a young clan lord, who has lost his purpose after gaining revenge upon those who killed his family and stole his birthright, finding it again upon a quest to help restore another displaced heir to her lost citadel, which is currently possessed by the demon representative of a greater evil they must work together to banish.

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[Free eBook] Fire and Fog by Robert E. Vardeman [Sci-Fantasy Multiverse Adventure]

Fire and Fog by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 5th novel in his Cenotaph Road series of sci-fantasy hybrid pulp adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Ace Books. The series takes place in a hybrid science fiction/fantasy world with demonpunk “technology”, amidst a multiverse accessed by travelling the road between the worlds.

This installment continues the plot arc from the 3rd & 4th books (also previously offered free) as the companions make progress on the quest to thwart the reassembling bodiless evil wizard trying to take over all the worlds, confronting his minions and gaining new friends along the way.

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[Free eBook] Iron Tongue by Robert E. Vardeman [Sci-Fantasy Multiverse Adventure]

Iron Tongue by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 4th novel in his Cenotaph Road series of sci-fantasy hybrid pulp adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Ace Books. The series takes place in a hybrid science fiction/fantasy world with demonpunk “technology”, amidst a multiverse accessed by travelling the road between the worlds.

This installment follows after the events of the 3rd novel (previously also offered free), seeing the hero, his arachnid sidekick, and a new traveling companion take to the road again to prevent a bodiless evil wizard from obtaining the titular magical MacGuffin which wil allow him to recorporate and resume his presumable reign of terror.

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[Free eBook] Island of Shadows by Peter Tremayne [Irish Mythological Fantasy]

Island of Shadows by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone mythological historical fantasy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1991 by Mandarin. The story is set in ancient Ireland, and loosely based upon a portion of the Ulster Cycle of classic Irish mythology.

This tells a tale about the early life of Scottish warrior woman Scáthach, who was teacher to the Irish hero Cú Chulainn, as she journeys to discover her mysterious past and also obtain revenge, after the adoptive father who raised her from a foundling babe is murdered by distinctively-marked strangers.

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[Free eBook] The Black Hole by Ray Hammond [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Black Hole by British author Ray Hammond, a science journalist and futurist, is his standalone near-future science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The story has action and conspiracy thriller elements, and is set in 2047, two decades after the development of a devastating potential doomsday weapon has been quietly shelved and hushed up, but secretly revived by a rogue terrorist cult which British intelligence services must infiltrate and foil before it is too late.

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[Free eBook] The Morgow Rises! by Peter Tremayne [Sea Creature Horror Thriller]

The Morgow Rises! by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his vintage standalone creature feature horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Sphere. The story is set off the coast of Cornwall, starring local fishermen forced to move further out to sea by the decline in fish stocks, and encountering a lurking aquatic evil with their catch.

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[Free eBook] Star Cluster Seven by Alex Random [Science Fiction]

Star Cluster Seven by Alex Random, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1974 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line. The story stars a former rising Star Fleet Command captain who is suddenly falsely accused of smuggling and exiled, who will do anything to find out who framed him and clear his name.

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[Free eBook] The Golden Amazon’s Triumph by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction]

The Golden Amazon’s Triumph by the late British author John Russell Fearn is the 3rd novel in his long-running Golden Amazon series of vintage science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1953 by World’s Work as part of their The Master Science Fiction Series line. The series, which had its origins in pulp novelettes released under the pseudonym Thornton Ayre, was very popular during the 1950s and 60s and ran to 21 original novels which were serialized in The Toronto Star Weekly and several posthumous ones as well, stars a scientifically-created superwoman with a greatly enhanced intellect and physical abilities, who was initially morally ambiguous.

This story finds her commissioned to figure out who is spying upon the dealings of an interplanetary shipping company, and uncovering the lingering scheme of an embittered former V-rocket scientist who has apparently laid a terrible revenge plan using the capabilities of his invention.

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