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I am trying to find a series of books involving a young boy and what I think was a search for his father, who is a member of some sort of space-faring order. The boy has a companion called Glr... and that's all I can recall. This has haunted me for forty years, so I am hopeful.

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    In the Last Legionary series Glr is an avian alien who is the companion of Keill. But this seems a long way from your description. Jul 16, 2023 at 11:18
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    The Last Legionary series has been asked about many times already! Jul 16, 2023 at 11:28
  • is that what it was called? Had I recalled this, Mr Rennie, I would not have asked... but thank you for providing this, however left-handed. Jul 16, 2023 at 12:58
  • Hi Mike :-) Are you saying this is the book? I didn't think it could be because Keill doesn't team up with Grl until he is an adult, and there is no search for his father. I mentioned it only because it seemed such a coincidence to have such an unusual name in two books. Jul 16, 2023 at 14:13
  • My first thought was also The Last Legionary, by Canadian author Douglas Hill: As well as Glr, Keill Randor also spends a lot of time searching for the other Legions (the space-faring order), and there are flashbacks to when he was younger, as well as the 'Young Legionary' prequel.
    – Peter
    Jul 22, 2023 at 6:41

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Sounds like the Aliens Ate My Homework series, which has a character named BKR. There is a search for the main character’s missing father, who turns out to be a spacefaring alien.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Does this involve a search for the boy's father? Is BKR the boy's companion? Please describe how this matches the question.
    – DavidW
    Jul 21, 2023 at 19:43
  • There is a search for the main character’s missing father, who turns out to be a spacefaring alien. BKR is an alien at the boy’s school who eventually becomes the villain (though I haven’t read the entire series, so that could change).
    – JoeX111
    Jul 21, 2023 at 20:01
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    That’s some useful information that should be edited into the question
    – fez
    Jul 21, 2023 at 20:28

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