The Witches of Karres Author:James H. Schmitz Captain Pausert was feeling pretty good about himself. He was young, engaged to sweet Illyla (though unofficially, since he still had to win her father's approval), he had actually made a small profit on his trading expedition, and had even managed to keep Illyla's father's ship, the aging Venture, in one piece. — Then he made a critical mistake... more ». He rescued a little slave girl named Maleen from her abusive master on godforsaken Porlumma.
Maleen was more than grateful; she made him buy back her two sister as well. And all too soon Pausert learned why their owners were so eager to sell...« less