First published 1968. 157 pages, which gives a publisher’s word count of 39,250 words.
Considering I read this just after “None But Man” and “Alien Way”, it’s not surprising that I was a little bored in reading it.
Same general theme. Lone Man saves All Humans from Aliens, but this time, it’s Alien High Born. Lone Man is in unique position to understand the Universal Threat from Alien High Born. Lone Man is in unique position to save All Humans. All Humans again misunderstand his intentions and want to kill him or try him for treason or .
And at least this time, there was no diametrically opposed attitudes at work. Nope. Humans from Earth were just inferior, and everyone, including Humans from Earth, agreed on that point.
At the same time, I have to admit that, even with the novel being an obvious formula novel, it’s still entertaining in its own way.