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So I have several email addresses over the last 20 years based on the main character from a 3-4 part book series. I'd love to remember the title and re-read them so I can explain the meaning of my email address - it has become my persona.

I read the series in around 1996-97. It was set in space and centred around a lone-ranger type character called Darek Jarrod (I think spelled correctly). He had a telepathic owl-like alien sidekick who flew with him in his little fighter starship thing.

There was some sinister, somewhat ethereal council of overlords who needed to be defeated - I think there was a lead antagonist as well. Eventually, 4 books later, he manages to defeat them.

It's not much to go on - I think it was aimed at young adults/adolescents as I was a teen at the time.

Any help for this 20 year+ mystery would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jarrod ( :S )

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  • pretty sure it's darek. you got a link on a Derek Jarrod tho? – Derek Jarrod Nov 8 '17 at 4:02
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This sounds a bit like the Last Legionary series by Douglas Hill which was in another answer here.

Parts that match:

I read the series in around 1996-97.

Written in the late 70s early 80s

It was set in space and centred around a lone-ranger type character called Darek Jarrod (I think spelled correctly).

The books tell of the adventures of Keill Randor, the last survivor of his planet's population, who are annihilated at the beginning of the book Galactic Warlord.

He had a telepathic owl-like alien sidekick who flew with him in his little fighter starship thing.

They also reveal how they captured Keill so easily – a telepathic avian life form from another galaxy known only as 'Glr'.

There was some sinister, somewhat ethereal council of overlords who needed to be defeated - I think there was a lead antagonist as well.

The Overseers' leader, Talis, explain to Keill that his home planet was destroyed by a malevolent entity known as 'The Warlord'

Eventually, 4 books later, he manages to defeat them.

Yep. 5 books total.

  • hmm I think that's the one! amazing. the only problem is... where the heck did I get Darek (spelled correctly i think) Jarrod from. I'm gonna get those books tho cus I think you got part of the mystery! – Derek Jarrod Nov 8 '17 at 4:02

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