"Enjoyable science fiction romance"
Mikkel as the head of Yula has traveled to Lexina to claim
his bride Sofia as defined by a contract signed between
his father and his fiancée's dad twenty years ago.
Apparently to the outrageous Mikkel, the fact that the two
parties to that deal are either dead or crazy means
nothing. Even less important is that his slave sent ahead
of him impregnates Sofia. Mikkel insists that the older
sister Kat, the CEO of Lex Central, marries him and beget
Kat has no choice, as her corporation needs the influx of
capital that Yula can provide, but she has no plans to
have a child with this pompous fop. As they travel to his
planet, she begins to see a dichotomy in Mikkel. On the
one hand he seems so strong and confident while on the
other he bows to the Triden Empire. Still Kat begins to
fall in love with Mikkel not realizing he has an agenda
that if discovered could lead to his death.
CAST IN STEEL, CARVED IN STONE is an enjoyable science
fiction romance that brings two worlds to life so that the
audience believes in Lexina and Yula. The cast is
powerful, especially Mikkel, a Scarlet Pimpernel in space,
and Kat, a woman who knows what she wants, and goes out to
achieve her desires. Though alliances are not clearly
defined for these two planets in the galaxy war between
superheavyweights, fans will want to soar with this
exhilarating journey in worlds far from this one, Odin
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 10, 2004
Cast in Steel Carved in Stone...ancient words he doesn't
understand define Mikkel's existence. What he does
understand is that his life depends on Yule, a planet that
threatens to explode beneath his feet if he doesn't
produce an heir.
In exchange for her world's safety, Katrina consents to
marry this stranger from Yule with a wardrobe more
colorful than hers. She's even willing to put up with his
all night meetings and dancing with tourists. But when
Mikkel starts showing up battered and bruised, and she
discovers he's been consorting with spies, she has to
intervene. Even if it means betraying her husband in the
arms of a bandit with a wicked kiss she can't forget.
Mikkel isn't a diplomat, not even a good
conversationalist, but he does control the one piece of
real estate where Emperor Thane has consented to hold a
peace conference. If he can keep Yule from blowing the
delegates into tiny pieces, all Mikkel will have to worry
about is how to tell his wife that he knows her secrets...
and he loves her anyway.
Also available as trade paperback.