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"An extraordinary adventure in a futuristic romance!"

Patti O'Shea has written an amazing sci-fi/futuristic romance where she delves into the heart of what love is truly about and what personal risks we take to reach for it if brave enough. And all this achieved while experiencing an amazing adventure on the planet Jarved Nine.

Ravyn Verdier has been on the uninhabited planet of Jarved Nine for nine months as a communications specialist with a team of researchers. But something goes very wrong. Leaving briefly to work on a special communications project while her friends are gathered in a communal room, she returns to stumble over the bodies of her dead friends and coworkers. Terrified beyond measure Ravyn seeks refuge in her room not knowing when the murderer will come for her next.

Captain Damon Brody of the Special Op's team is also on the planet for military purposes when the distress signal comes in from the research site. Quickly responding to the signal, Captain Brody finds one very scared and blood covered woman underneath a bed. He manages to calm her down enough to discover that Ravyn is the sole survivor of this tragedy. As he is busy assisting her little does he realize but the very stealth predator has hit again and this time taking out his whole team.

Knowing they must move on and do whatever it takes to survive this nightmare Captain Brody and Ravyn Verdier set out for the abandoned Old City. Since the Special Ops transport has been damaged they must go on foot making it a very arduous journey. One that will test their wills, shakes their confidences, and ultimately opens their hearts. As inevitably an attraction is formed.

Once they are upon the Old City a strange form of déjà vu start to occur as if they know the city far more intimately than each realizes. As this knowledge begins to reveal itself so does a greater purpose in their relationship. But as with all relationships and the gift of love, are these two willing to leg go of years of self preservation and hardship to open themselves up to vulnerability again, especially when they may not survive the murderer that still hunts them.

Ms. O'Shea does an astounding job at creating a compelling and heartfelt story. Her characters feel real as you experience their journey both internally and externally. To give the story even further dimension there are secondary characters we get to follow as Ravyn's stepbrother, Colonel Alex Sullivan of Special Ops forms a team to come rescue her. However he is unprepared for Ravyn's best friend, Stacey, whom he knows has been attracted to him since they first met years ago.

This book was incredible and I can't recommend it enough with its fascinating plot and powerful ending; you just can't go wrong! The romance is hot, the love is deep and the settings easy to visualize. Fabulous job Ms. O'Shea I truly look forward to your next novel!

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted March 15, 2004

SUMMARY

Ravyn Verdier is on a mission to test the habitability of Jarved Nine. Damon Brody is sent to rescue her when the rest of her team is mysteriously killed. Trapped on a planet that harbors an unimaginable evil, they have only each other.

An abandoned city holds the key to their survival, but what they find behind its ancient walls defies all their preconceived notions and tests the limits of the bond that has formed between them. To succeed, they will have to cast aside their doubts and listen to their hearts. For only when they are linked body and soul—when they realize love is their greatest weapon—will they be able to defeat the force bent on destroying all life.

RAVYN'S FLIGHT will be reissued in August 2006, concurrent to the spin-off ETERNAL NIGHTS.

 

Ravyn's Flight
(Jarved 9: Book 1)
by Patti O'Shea

Love Spell
November 1, 2002
Available: November 2, 2006
ISBN #050552516X
EAN #9780505525161
320 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Patti O'Shea

In The Darkest Night
Edge of Dawn
In Twilight's Shadow
In the Midnight Hour
Shards of Crimson
Eternal Nights
Through a Crimson Veil
The Power of Two


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