"Like A Romantic Star Trek, but better!"
Author Cherie Singer has done a great job with this book.
It is definitely an enjoyable read. In my opinion you
could classify this book as something similar to a romantic
Star Trek only much better.
Picture a very strong hard headed multi-racial/species
female, and an even harder headed Bellon male, mate them
and you have the makings for a good story. Wulfe,
commander of the Falchion, and Commander Cat Culver are
just that. They are mates and due to their stubbornness,
among other things, have been separate for seven years.
That is until Commander Cat Culver, member of the Covert
Corps, needs to go aboard the Falchion.
Wulfe is definitely not happy when he finds Cat aboard the
ship. He tolerates her knowing she is on a mission for the
good of the League. Although Wulfe knowing this doesn't
make things any easier between them.
In addition to the mission there are a lot of things going
on. There is a planet that is dying out due to a virus
infecting the plant life, a killer on board murdering crew
members, and an ambassador that has a prejudice
against Bellons. As if all that is not enough, Wulfe and
Cat are still in love and far too stubborn to do anything
Cat and Wulfe go from arguing and insults one minute to
lust for each other the next. Wulfe has no idea that Cat's
physical health is in danger. He also doesn't know that
Cat is going through the oduunk, a condition all female
Bellons have eventually if they have not born a child.
Cat's being of mixed race/species didn't save her from the
condition. She could actually die if she doesn't get
pregnant. Cat, not wanting pity from her husband, refuses
to let him know of her condition.
With all this going on, this book will keep you interested
to the end. The question is: will Cat and Wulfe ever
settle their differences? Which will win out in the end --
love or stubbornness? Who is the killer? Will the dying
planet survive? You'll have to read the book.
I recommend the prequel to this book, HAWKE'S HAVEN, as
Carol Castellanos / April, 2000
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 18, 2003