"A superb futuristic romance"
Dana the Reeka Warrior has issues with trust issue that
goes soul deep. As a child she watched her father abandon
Dana and her mother while their enemies were persecuting
their race. Her "sisters" at arms saved her while her
mother withered away without a man to nurture her. When
needed, men leave so although Dana is not happy she is
proud of her accomplishments, Dana vows that no male will
own her heart.
Garret the Daamen trader asks Dana to help rescue his son
Rominac, a fool for love, probably enslaved in the
Southlander sector. Garret met Dana on a previous mission
when the skin ripping Reeka captured his heart, but he
failed to obtain her faith in his loyalty. He plans to
prove to his beloved Dana that he can be trusted to back
her up at all times even with his life if needed on this
dangerous mission. As he breaks down her barriers
surrounding her heart one slow shedding at a time, he
prays that he wins her and rescues Rominac without having
to choose between them.
This reviewer jumped on the Angela Verdenius rocket ship
relatively late, but I am very glad I have joined the
growing riders of this series. The third Heart and Soul
novel, HEART OF THE BETRAYED, is a superb tale that
combines a classic battle of the sexes (romance style)
with a classic battle between the genders (sci-fi style).
Interwoven into the plot is the rationale of why Dana does
not trust men, which also enables the audience to learn
more about the conflicting societies that make up the
fantastic addicting Verdenius universe where once one book
is perused, the series becomes must reading.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2004