Masters of Everon Author:Gordon R. Dickson On Everon, their home world, maolots grew to be the size of large Terran horses; Mikey had simply never matured on Earth. Although it was eight years since Jef Robini's brother Will had sent the cub home-Will had been with the Ecological Corps at the tie, overseeing the colonization of Everon-Mikey was still no bigger than a St. Bernard, and hi... more »s eyes were as tightly sealed as they'd been during his infancy.
Yet Jef knew the young maolot was not blind in the sense that an Earthe creature would have been. He knew it because Mikey and he shared a curious sort of telepathy...a nonverbal rapport that seemed to be growing stronger as they approached their destination.
Evron, the planet of Mikey's birth-and Will Robini's death.
The official notification from the Corps had been that Will had died in the line of duty. Rumors had floated back to the Robini's that their son had deserted his post, gotten involved with criminals. But Jef had never believed such talk. He meant to find his brother's grave on Everon and put an end to the rumors.
Now as he stepped off the spaceship's ramp Jef realized just how little he actually knew about Everon. In truth, there was just one thing Jef was certain of: