"Good SF Romance"
Twenty-five years have passed since the healer Eleri
Trahaern vanished and all efforts to find her have failed.
Now a dying Queen Catriona orders businessman Devlin Archer
to find the missing healer so that at least the baby she
carries will inherit the throne and the Dalwyn line will
continue to rule.
The quest seems impossible to Devlin until the "Old
One" explains that Eleri escaped into the past. Devlin and
the "Old One" go back in time to learn that the healer is
dead, but her child, now an adult, lives in Connecticut as
an animal rescue worker. The two males from the future
fail to persuade Talia that her mother's tales of yore were
true stories of the future. As they struggle to convince a
skeptical Talia, someone else has a different future in
mind starting with the modern day death of Talia even with
Devlin trying to keep his now beloved from harm.
Putting aside the paradoxes caused by time travel such
as why not leap to a time before Eleri left the twenty-
third century or even before she died, readers will enjoy
this speculative fiction romance. The characters are warm
and feel genuine and in turn make the mission of THE ROYAL
HUNTER even more adventurous for the audience to follow.
Throw in a strong romance on top of the main plot and a
wonderful cast and fans of time travel and science fiction
romance are left with a tremendous royal tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 2, 2001