THE SINGING TREES by JIM LAVENE
Her name is Ten. It's the only name she's ever known. When
Kel finds her working at a rough miner's bar on Farga, he
sees her resemblance to The Chanteuse. For years, dozens of
men like him have tried to prove that they've found the
famous singer's lost daughter, the heir to a mighty legacy
on the planet Jappa. There was a fortune to be claimed. Kel
didn't plan on falling in love with the woman he was
shaping to be The Chanteuse' daughter. He doesn't know that
Jappa is on the brink of extinction and there is only one
person who can save it. Can that person be Ten?
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"A roller coaster ride of excitement and heartbreaking love"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 9, 2002
At first, I thought that this was going to be a fairly
formulatic story about a lost heiress. I was gladly proved
Kel and Orber, two traders see a young woman in a bar
fending off a miner demanding that the house provide free
food for him. A brawl Read more...
"A universe well defined and populated by interesting people"
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2002
In a tavern on the worse mining planet in the universe, a
couple of outer-space traders watch a female bartender,
known only as 'Ten', take on six miners in a fight -- and
come close to winning. But one of the traders, Kel, sees
something besides a not otherwise interesting Read more...