The Tales of the Antares Rangers continues with Book 2, The D'war'en Heir. The crew must find food and encounter an unexpected alien race.
In their desperate search for food, Peter and the crew enter a star system hoping to find a habitable planet. But the living ship, now called Perry, becomes lost once again and jumps into a system displaying little likelihood of developing an Earthlike world.
Without enough food to travel to another star, they explore the system they are in on the off chance of finding a living world. Surprisingly, a perfect homeworld is found. Adding to the mysteries, the planet is populated by a feudal-level race. At first they decide not to interfere with the civilization and try to collect the food they need by themselves for their long journey home. But the task proves insurmountable for five young adults after days of effort produce scant results. Hoping the natives will help them, they make contact with the population and befriend Alffinnr, the heir to the D’war’en throne.
The enigmas continue to build when they learn that the language of the D’war’en has roots in common with Old Earth. But that is just the start of the mysteries as more puzzles are revealed. The D’war’en seem friendly enough, but are they truly what they appear to be?