Beast Master's Ark - Hosteen Storm, Bk 3 Author:Lyn McConchie, Andre Norton The first new exciting Beast Master adventure in decades! — Danger on Arzor — Beast Master Hosteen Storm has endured great perils to carve out a life for himself on Arzor, the colony planet he's called home since the destruction of Earth by the alien Xik. On a planet with alien life forms and untold secrets from it's pre-Human past, there are alwa... more »ys dangers in the wild, especially the vast desert and rugged mountain region known as Big Blue.
But nobody has ever experienced a threat like the devastating scourge the natives call Death-Which-Comes-in-the-Night. Something is killing grazing animals . . . and has begun to attack humans as well, leaving nothing but the bones of its victims behind.
Hosteen, aided by his telepathically linked animals, knows that if he can't stop the killings Arzor will be decimated. His only ally is a young woman who has beast master ability, but was raised to mistrust others with such a power. At stake is the safety of all those on Arzor, and on other colony planets as well. Because Death-Which-Comes-in-the-Night is a scourge that if not stopped here, could spread . . .« less
If you are looking for more in Norton's Beastmaster series, this is a continuation. However, it is not quite up to the Andre Norton standard (I suspect she didn't do much of the writing) and I won't be reading the next one, unless it comes into my hands by accident and at no cost.