"A Story to Relish"
On a poor primitive planet, Governor Kamoj Quanta Argali of
the Argali Province worries about the well being of her
people. She begins to think that the only way to help them
is for her to marry her newest tenant, the strange Havryl
Lionstar, who has taken up residence in the old castle.
Still, she wonders what Havryl's agenda truly is. He looks
physically different and more imposing than anyone she ever
met. His behavior is at odds with his apparent role as a
leader. Still, somehow he and his cronies have somehow
restored the ancient technology that none of Kamoj's people
know how to use. As Kamoj thinks of marrying the enigmatic
Havryl, she begins to think he wants to control all of
Argali. Yet he acts as a person forced to behave the way he
does. Who is this weirdo and why is she falling in love
Readers of speculative fiction and futuristic romance will
relish THE QUANTUM ROSE. The entertaining story line is
filled with action, complex and enjoyable questions about
the lead male character, and a well designed who- done-it.
Kamoj is also an intriguing protagonist. However, what
makes Catherine Asaro's novel worth buying is the fully
descriptive universe that feels so genuine, the audience
will feel they are there.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 29, 2001
The saga of the Skolian Empire continues with the story of Kamoj Quanta Argali, who governs an impoverished province on a backward planet. For her people, she is going to marry the prosperous Jax Ironbridge. But before they can do so she is forced into marriage with a stranger from a distant star.