"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.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2003


Emperor At'r, regal young sovereign of Planet Creasion dutifully subdues his enemies the Zerions, subsequently rescuing Izadra beautiful, mysterious, unknowing heiress of the Creasion Royal Necklace. At'r instantly recognizes the symbol and the fulfillment of the Creasion prophecy proclaiming her destiny as his wife. Born on Earth, Izadra refuses to believe the prophecy though the charisma between them is electric. Forced into marriage, Izadra defies him by refusing to consummate their union telepathically but neither can deny their buning physical desire for the other.

Pride and passion battle as they journey across the stars toward Creasion. At'r's omnipotent power frightens Izadra and she hides her love for him. Dedicated to his duty At'r will not admit his love for her. Reaching Creasion an evil cult threatens Izadra's life and that of their unborn child. Hesitantly they learn to trust each other, avowing their consuming love. Telepathically united they battle the evil cult controlled by a beautiful priestess intent on replacing Izadra and sacrificing their child. Love at last conquers all and they save their son vanquishing the evil cult. Under Creasion's Three Moons Rising At'r Crowns Izadra his Empress before their people confirming his passionate love for his Empress.


Three Moons Rising
by Sheila N. Eskew

April 1, 2002
ISBN #0595224873
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