"Sensational Space Story!"
A decade has passed since her Shielder community shunned
Nessa because she was imperfect. Anyone suffering
like her bad leg and her seizures, normally were sentenced
because the people believe any handicap drains their chance
for survival. Only her beloved brother had kept her alive
as even Nessa's parents rejected her.
Now Nessa has a chance to be accepted by her people. The
Shielder enemy, the Controllers, have developed the Orana
virus, which is destroying Nessa's people. Nessa has
volunteered to be a guinea pig, working for a cure at a
lab. However, something goes wrong during her space trip to
Sonoma and she is left stranded with the clock ticking
towards her death. Shadower Chase McNight
rescues Nessa. However, Chase is a bounty hunter employed
by the Controllers to destroy the Shielders. Though clearly
on opposite sides of a stellar struggle, neither one
expected love to blossom even if the emotion has no chance
SHIELDER is more than just a futuristic romance as
it has cross genre appeal to speculative fiction readers.
The non-stop story line is filled with action and suspense.
The lead protagonists are a fantastic duo, struggling with
forces beyond their understanding such as love and the
fight between the Controllers and the Shielders. The
obviously gifted, Catherine Spangler scribes a sensational
space story that that will leave fans of SF and futuristic
romance seeking out her previous titles even as they await
her future novels.
Harriet Klausner /December 2000
Copyright © 2000
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 24, 2001