"Blast off to where keeping faith in love gives you second chances!"
Susan Grant's The Star King is loaded with adventure,
faith, love, and earth shattering romance. Ms. Grant takes
us on a star filled adventure across the universe to show
us the unimaginable...and makes it real for the reader.
The story opens with jet pilot Jasmine Hamilton (Jas)
crash landing in the desert during the Gulf War. Struggling
to survive, her world coalesces with another and Jas comes
into contact with a downed pilot from another universe also
struggling to survive. But before she can sort our what is
happening her own world goes dark and the amazing man she
met is lost to her.
Twenty year later, we find Jas has retired from the
military, married, had twins, and become an artist. Her
marriage however has failed, her heart is unfulfilled and
the adventure of her soul is waiting to happen, as the
events of that night 20 years ago still haunt her dreams.
However Jas is about to have a second chance, not only with
her desire for adventure, but for the man that stole her
heart so many years ago; for earth has just made contact
with the alien culture called the Vash Nadah.
Romlijhian B'kah (Rom), once heir to the thrown of the
Vash Nadah, is now roaming the universe as a rebel
tradesman. For 20 years ago he and his brother set out to
stop a new fanatical faction that threatens the pacifist
culture of the Vash Federation. Unfortunately his mission,
though successful to some degree, goes awry and his own
father casts Rom aside from the throne. The only saving
grace since that time is the dark haired Angel that came to
him during that experience and saved his life. An Angel he
has been looking for all his life.
With Jas's driving need to find adventure and awaken her
soul, she steals away under false pretense aboard the
Quillie, a ship run by Rom. Here worlds collide, dreams
come alive, and love gets a second chance. But can this
love take flight when the once quieted faction that rose up
to destroy Vash federation, awakens and sees their solution
in an earth dweller woman? For Sharron is a maniacal man
and believes Jasmine to be his destiny as well.
The dynamics of the characters in this book are
excellent. Jasmine is a strong woman whose had her share of
punches in life, but manages to get back up for the greater
good. Rom is strong, resilient and relentless, without
compromising his role as leader. Together they find hope
and faith in love that surpasses even them. The Star King
soars to new heights and leads the reader on a magnificent
adventure to a whole new universe of possibilities. Superb
book Ms. Grant.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted October 5, 2003