"Creative space opera"
In the far distant future, humanity is reclaiming Earth by
encouraging colonization and having manufacturing done in
pods above the planet. Earth has joined the Interspecies
Union and trades with other sentient races, which is how
they learned to use the Transect to get from one point in
space to another in an instant. Though space is filled
with life, the Chasm sector contains planets devoid of any
kind of life and nobody knows how this happened.
When Brymn, a seven foot seven armed blue alien comes to
Earth he is the first one of his species to do so because
his race prefers to stay close to their native orb. He
informs the government of Earth that a hostile alien race
is heading into earth space. The Ro and their ships are
invisible due to stealth technology but they have come to
kill. Brymn and earth officials persuade Norcoast Salmon
Research Facility Administrator Dr. Mac Connor that she is
the only hope of human survival by landing on the world of
Dhryn but even there she is not safe because the Dhryn
have secrets of their own that must be kept.
The Earth authorities encouraged Mac to go to the Dhryn
home world to see if they are involved in any conspiracy
against Earth. The determined and stubborn heroine
doesn't let anyone think for her and goes on the mission
for her own reasons. Julie E. Czerneda has written a
brilliant world building, action-packed creative space
opera that will become imperative for fans to read knowing
that this first installment is the beginning of a
delightful new series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 24, 2004