"A Futuristic World worth visiting again!"
When I originally read this story, I had been told it was a
sequel to SHIELDER -- the first Futuristic Romance by this
author. I enjoyed SHIELDER enough to write a review for
PNR and was excited to get to read an advance copy of
SHADOWER. Actually, this new story is a PREquel.
not miss anything if you have not read SHIELDER first.
After reading this, I felt a need to reread SHIELDER "to
continue the story." Sabin Travers is a Shadower -- a
hunter for the Controllers. When his decrepit space ship
broke down. He decided to have a drink at Giza's while his
ship was being repaired. He never expected to meet the
woman who would change his life.
Moriah's ship had been taken and she had to get a ride off
this hellhole of a planet. Her sister and the other women
on Risa needed her to complete her mission. [She is a
smuggler and can be arrested by a Shadower.] Things went
from bad to worse when Sabin helps her during a bar fight
and she ends up stranded. Moria wasn't the only one with
secrets. Her stowing away on his ship led to other
difficulties. Finding that Sabin was helping Shielders --
race set for genocide by Controllers -- made her a danger
him which meant he could not let her free to pursue her own
Moriah drugs him and hijacks his ship. When fate places
her in Sabin's hands, he takes full advantage of the
situation. Can two very strong personalities eventually
work out a way to work together? Will they be able to work
out the differences and combine their skills and goals?
I read for entertainment and am fond of Futuristics; this
story was well written and filled my needs for a good
read. I would recommend it and it's sequel and hope to see
more in this series.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted September 24, 2001
Sabin has been in every hellhole in the galaxy. In his line of work, hives of scum and villainy are nothing to fear. But Giza's is different, and the bronze-haired beauty at the bar is something special. Not only can she sweep a man off his feet, she can break his legs--and steal his heart. And though Moriah isn't what Sabin had come for, she is suddenly all he desires.The man is a menace, what with his dark good looks and overwhelming masculinity. Worse, Sabin is a shadower, a bounty hunter, which means he is only one step removed from the law. He is dangerous to a smuggler like Moriah, to her freedom. Yet he draws her as a moth to a flame, and even as she pledges to stay cool, her senses catch fire. Then, in his arms, Moriah realizes that this bounty hunter is different. His touch is gentle, and his kiss sweet. And his love leads to a fantastic freedom she's never known.