Stars #2: To Control The Stars by Robert Hoskins (Ballantine 25253-5 – 1977)

The Shrine Of Sacrifices

Surrounded by armed, watchful soldiers, Shand and Luvici followed the priests down the low-ceilinged corridor. The smell of damp was everywhere. As they turned the corner, the two men had their first glimpse of the room where they would be offered as human sacrifices in some ancient, savage ritual.

“Look!” Shan cried. “The shrine – it’s a gate!”

The Stargate itself was unlike any construction he had ever seen; it was framed by twisting pillars of translucence. What was a Stargate doing here in this primitive place?

How could these barbarians have one of the gates… the very gates which enabled Shan’s civilization to move instantly from any one of their 3000 worlds to any other? How could a Stargate possibly be in this dungeon which reeked of human blood and superstition?

Shan followed the steps down, down, down… his eyes riveted on the gate.

Would the gate still function?

That was his only hope…

2nd in the 3-book Stars sequence. A paperback original first edition.

Title: To Control The Stars
Author: Robert Hoskins
Imprint & Number: Ballantine 25253-5
Cover price: 1.50
Publication date: 1977
Cover artist: Dean Ellis
ISBN: 0-345-25253-5-150

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