Planet of Doom excerpt
By Lawrence Johnson Sr.
It was a dark time for The Planetary Alliance. Two of Princess Arianna’s highly regarded warriors Dajus and Mallobo had gone rogue. Their attacks on the Planetary Alliance and their master computers have thrown the entire galaxy into chaos. Following the attack and destruction of the intergalactic transport ship the Star Lighter and it 8,000 passengers, members of the Planetary Alliance put in a call to Da’Quan, the best intergalactic detective of his time. His job seemed simple, locate Dajus and Mallobo and the alliance would do the rest.
It would be a simple task if it were not for the fact that the two outlaw warriors had the ability to appear and disappear at will. It would be some time before Da’Quan would meet with his new employers. As luck would have it Da’Quan’s ship was forced to crash land on the Planet of Doom.
Just before the crash Da’Quan saw the red flashing lights on the Spirit’s console. He could also hear the warning message constantly blaring over his pa system he named Nano. “Alert, crash imminent, take preventive measures.” Something was pulling his ship down to the planet below. As he struggled to keep his craft airborne Da’Quan noticed a small island up ahead. It was touch and go for a while but Da’Quan was able to get out a distress call to a friend and land his ship without breaking any bones.
The tall dark haired Da’Quan carefully maneuvered his toned six-foot frame into the chair in front of the console. ‘Where the hell am I?’ he asked himself.
After taking a minute to scan his computer charts Da’Quan slumped down into his seat. He took a deep breath and double checked his charts hoping that he had made an error but there was no doubt about it, Da’Quan had landed on Akanon, better known as the Planet of Doom. His only hope was to try and repair his ship and leave before he was discovered.
It was midday, the weather was warm, there were no signs of Artificial Intelligence but within a few minutes Da’Quan could hear voices headed in his direction.