"A brilliant tale"
The crew of the United Space Alliance Medevac ship the
Orion are shocked when they respond to a SOS only to find
female corpses. The ship doctor Caitlin Kelly believes the
women died as part of a suicide ritual. Also found is a
mutilated individual chained inside a burned room.
Dr. Caitlin provides medical help to the ailing alien.
Another ship arrives demanding that they hand over their
patient Khierson Cree. However, Khierson decides he wants
Caitlin as his mate. His crew takes control of her ship as
he begins a campaign to breech her defenses.
Khierson's bloodsire Kameron Cree lives on earth with a
Terran mate Bridget. They constantly argue and Cam refuses
to hold their infant. Kam hides from the Multitude, the
women that just tried killing his "blood" son. The
Multitude abducts Kam with Bridget wondering what she can
do to save her beloved.
"Talespinner" Charlotte Boyett-Compo deftly uses horror
figures and places them in outer space so that readers
obtain a supernatural space opera that works on several
levels. The two major story lines compete for supremacy,
but neither succeeds so that the audience is a bit confused
until Ms. Boyett-Compo brings the dual plots into one
theme. The characters feel genuine whether he or she is a
creature of the night or full moon, an earthling, or a
distaff Multitude member. Fans who want to try something a
bit different should read this space adventure with horror
elements as well as the first book in the WindDemon
trilogy, BLOODWIND as well as other "Wind" novels.
Reviewed for previous release: RFI West /
November 1, 2001 -
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 18, 2003