"Great SF romance"
Rulagh accepted a job with the Interstellar Humane Society
hoping he would achieve his dream of visiting other
planets. Now six planetary years later, his fantasy is
about to become reality as he is assigned a project on an
obscure out of the way orb called Earth. Though they
detest murdering "innocent" creatures, Rulagh is to kill
the shrennan, pets left behind by unthinking tourists.
Called chupacabras by the native Puerto Rican population,
his superior tells Rulagh to use caution because the
creatures are deadly and feral.
Sonia Rodriguez mourns the death of her father though she
had no contact with him in a month and had not seen him in
over a decade since she was a pre-adolescent. She inherits
everything he possessed with the stipulation she resides
in his Cabo Rojo house for a year. When she arrives she
finds her dad has a house guest obviously not of this
Earth as Rulagh has scaly skin and a feathered crest.
While they work together to destroy the chupacabras, the
alien male and the Earth female fall in love with one
THE HUNTRESS is a powerful star-crossed science fiction
romance that uses a legendary Puerto Rico monster as the
impetus for the lead couple to meet. The story line works
on several levels as the audience will accept the
existence of the Interstellar Humane Society especially
with their struggles due to uncaring wealthy tourists.
The romance is very interesting as Rulagh knows he defies
the prime directive and Sonia was burned by her previous
lover who stole her valuable Star Wars collection. It is
the earthly irony cleverly interwoven into a fabulous plot
that makes Barbara T. Karmazin's a fun one sitting read.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 21, 2004