"A fantastic anthology"
Isadora by Jeanne Allen. In Alderwood, Isadora
conducts secret scientific experiments that the town
council including her father would condemn as witchcraft.
Her clandestine occupation becomes known when a mysterious
stranger enters the village.
Twin Star by Jeanine Berry. Sonneret escapes her
dying planet through a gate to another orb populated by the
Huymans. The Huyman ruler Lothar declares that all
unmarried women are to present themselves to his harem
keeper, who will reduce the lot so his employer can select
a new bride. Sonneret is the chosen one as Lothar feels
she is his soulmate, but she fears a cross species mating.
Eidolon by Shannah Biondine. Two otherworldly
siblings dispute the worthiness of humanity. They agree on
a wager in which Azubah travels to Colorado to prove that
the human Haggerty has ethics. If she wins, her brother
Lucifer must repent his sins so the family can return to
its former eminence.
Thief of Dreams by Sheri L. McGathy. Lord Devi's
daughter Nerys must choose between Gerard and Cody. Nerys
selects Cody, but just before the wedding he is abducted
ending up inside a faery ring while his odious enemy steps
to the altar with his beloved.
These four otherworldly tales focus on crossing worlds
leading to strong females struggling with deep feelings
that each one finds difficult to accept. The anthology is
a delight as each tale is well written with deep
characterizations, varying in degrees in darkness, but
definitely entertaining. With more works like these
contributions, Jeanne Allen, Shannah Biondine, Sheri L.
McGathy, and Jeanine Berry will each cross into the realm
of writing stardom.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 5, 2003