"Science fiction romance at its' best"
On a world that is mostly water and where humans live in
gigantic trees, the royals along with the aristocracy
control the scientific knowledge that enables them to use
the drug Zabba that enables the user to read minds, heal
and communicate with other species. Mahri is a Wilding, a
genetic anomaly capable of using use Zabba and harness its
power even though she doesn't have the knowledge to heal
the people of her village who are dying of a plague.
Though she is a swamp rat and a smuggler, she navigates
her boat into the city to kidnap a healer and take him to
her village. Along the way she learns he is Prince Korl
and though he is a royal and she is a swamp rat, there is
a deep mutual attraction that neither wants but neither
can deny. During their time in her village they Bond.
When they return to the city, Korl marries her to protect
her from the laws she broke, never realizing his actions
put them in dangers from someone very close to the throne.
BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS is a terrific science fiction
romance that will appeal to fans of Anne McCaffrey and
Catherine Asaro. The natives of the water world play a
key role in the actions of the protagonists though most
people don't know just how intelligent this sentient
species is. The romance is an integral part of the
storyline and readers will love watching these darling
lovers face up to their true fantasies. If this is an
indicator of her output, Kathryn Kennedy is destined to be
one of the sub-genre's superstars.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 22, 2003