"a tremendous romantic fantasy"
Planet Creason ruler Emperor At'r defeats his enemies the
Zerions, rescuing earthling Izadra, who possesses the long
lost Creasion Royal Necklace. At'r recognizes the necklace
as the symbol of fulfilling a key prophecy of the ancestors
who claim the vanished Empress will one day return. He
tells her she is to be his wife, but Izadra rejects his
words as nonsense though she is quite attracted to him.
They marry and physically mate, but she refuses to share a
telepathic bond with him.
They journey to his home with Izadra frightened as much by
her feelings as she is by his power. Duty comes first to
At'r so he hides his love for his new wife from himself for
fear that will weaken his rule. On Creasion, a cult led by
the evil Priestess Ba-lyn endangers Izadra and the child
she carries unless she and At'r can learn to trust one
another starting with telepathy.
THREE MOONS RISING is a tremendous romantic fantasy that
will elate fans from both genres and cause a flurry of
action to find more works by Sheila N. Eskew. The story
line is loaded with action, but insures the key cast
members seem three-dimensional so that alien races appear
authentic. The romantic subplot is a delight leading to a
fulfilling time for those who appreciate a well-written
love story that transcends the stars.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2003