The Galaxy Voyage Trilogy
Join Jack, Lara and their friends on an epic adventure through the stars!
An exciting new adventure story for children aged 7+
The Dragons of Doom
Fast-paced, high-speed, non-stop, laser-blasting, action and adventure!
Orphans Jack and Lara lose everything when evil Lord Vendax and his robot armies destroy their home. Fleeing on board their spaceship - the Silver FOX, they begin a perilous voyage across the galaxy in search of the crystals which can activate a secret weapon and destroy Vendax.
Helped by the mysterious robot - Centurion 42, a purple, four armed cat named Claws, and Minnow - a chattering, white ball of fluff, Jack and Lara battle against killer robots, flesh-eating plants, giant spiders and the dragons of Doom themselves in their quest to restore justice to the galaxy.
The Sandvipers of Zaak
Jack, Lara, 42, Claws and Minnow continue their heroic voyage across the galaxy in this next exciting instalment of the Galaxy Voyage trilogy.
The crew of the Silver FOX are whisked onwards on their dangerous journey - first to the ice planet of Sowan, where in the frozen wastelands, they face a host of monstrous snow-beasts; then to the desert planet of Zaak, where with new found friends, they battle gigantic scorpions and killer snakes in search of the next crystal jewels for the Omicron.
With Vendax and his robot armies in relentless pursuit, this action-packed sequel propels the companions from one danger to another in their continuing quest across the stars.
The Disc on Shard
In this exciting conclusion to the Galaxy Voyage trilogy Jack and Lara face Lord Vendax himself in a final, lethal showdown.
With help from friends across the galaxy, the companions must hunt for the last of the Omicron crystals in the wild city Electra, beneath the waves of the water-world of Lanza, and on the volcanic planet Shard.
With danger at every turn, facing terrifying, alien creatures and with Vendax unleashing all his forces to stop them, the crew of the Silver FOX will need all their skills and all the luck in the galaxy if they are to finally complete their quest to find all the Omicron jewels and defeat Vendax.
About the Author
Laurence Stead is a primary school teacher, and father of two, who lives in Brighton, England. His interests include: movies, playing and recording music, photography and video, collecting retro toys, walking in the countryside, art and design, history and science. Galaxy Voyage is his debut as a children’s fiction writer and is a celebration of his life-long enjoyment of science fiction, fantasy and adventure stories.
The Galaxy Voyage Trilogy
LDP Stead has produced a perfectly pitched space-fiction series for middle to upper primary-age readers: pacey, inventive and exciting with a compelling final plot twist. Indeed the novels are shot through with the author’s knowledge of the sci-fi canon, imbuing his imagined worlds with depth and richness and giving an epic feel to this micro-trilogy.
The story of two orphans battling their parents’ nemesis across the universe, with the help of some unlikely allies, draws on classic themes of the space quest archetype, and the many genre references will bring a wry smile to knowing parents and teachers! But seriously, folks… Stead, a science teacher, has laid his plans with care and cunning. His imagined cosmos is a busy one filled with a wide array of landscapes and life-forms, enticing its target readership with a clever mix of familiar terrors (pirates, dragons, laser guns) and stranger conjurings (a six-limbed purple cat warrior, a ball of fluff called ‘Minnow’, a robot army powered by catatonic humans).
Stead writes clear accessible prose using straightforward dialogue to advance the story-line, while giving the reader enough technical detail and descriptive colour to imbue his world-building with a lush, filmic quality. Children used to the thrills and spills of animation and gaming should enjoy Stead’s ability to pull up a scene, fill it with action and complete an adventure all within a few pages. And the fast-moving but episodic nature of the story make it an easy one to pick up and read in short bursts.
All in all, the Galaxy Voyage series would make an excellent addition to any school library, space-themed learning journey, reading scheme or targeted programme for reluctant boy readers… or just a very cool bedtime story book!
Jamie Crawford - Story-teller
A fun and capturing read!
My 8-year old daughter absolutely loves this Trilogy! The stories are fun and she especially likes all the different characters and their exciting adventures in space. The books are an easy read, and finally got my daughter interested in reading regularly. Highly recommended to everyone who likes Star Wars and adventure books.
-5 Star Review on Amazon
Embrace this trilogy and travel free to the stars!
My son and I, read it every night and it transports us to the stars!
Essential trilogy for all audiences.
-5 Star review on Amazon
This is one of the best series of books I have ever read!
-Hugo aged 10
-The Galaxy Voyage Trilogy Trailer.
-The Dragons of Doom Audio Chapters 1-3 on Youtube
performed and with music by LDP Stead.
-More videos by LDP Stead.