"Exciting and romantic"
Vash Nadah Prince Che Vedla seems adjusted to the fact that
his former betrothed Princess Tee'ah broke her vows to him
and pledged to wed earthling Ian Hamilton. Che's
adaptation is quite remarkable because he lost more than a
bride; he lost his place as heir to the crown to the
newcomer. Che's advisors believe he must restore pride in
the monarchy by marrying a suitable princess though much of
the recent scandal was caused by others including his house
arrested brother Klark for trying to assassinate Ian.
Knowing he has six months left as a bachelor, Che decides
to use it wisely by chasing skirts on earth. He visits
Ian's film making sister Ilana, but finds he is very
attracted to her and she feels the same although she is in
denial. However, with scandals rocking the royals and some
people feeling their time has passed, can Che risk causing
another mess by wooing the woman he loves, the totally
unsuitable Ilana; who detests the concept of being in front
of the camera as a royal always is.
THE STAR PRINCESS is a strong science fiction romance that
focuses on the complex conflict between the obligation to
one's country vs. duty to one's self and loved ones. The
star-crossed lead couple with a strong support cast makes
Susan Grant's galaxy seem real and the dilemma that Che
faces plausible. Though the previous two tales (THE STAR
KING and THE STAR PRINCE) were powerful entries, THE STAR
PRINCESS is the best of the series due to the hero's
attitude and quandary.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 29, 2003