"Exciting futuristic adventure romance"
Two decades ago, war between humanity and the Shaauri
broke out. Most of the Kinsmen, humans with telepathic
abilities, supported the Shaauri against their own kind.
Abductions were not uncommon and a young Ronan velKalevi
was taken as a lad by the Shaauri during the early days of
Now Ronan tries to escape from his captivity. Blockade
runner Captain Cynara D'Accorso of the Pegasus sees Ronan
flee a Shaauri warship, but though her better judgment
says to stay out of this potentially dangerous scenario,
she rescues him. When she realizes he is telepathic she
becomes concerned because many of those with that skill
joined the enemy. Though extremely attracted to him, she
wonders if he is a mole sent out to stop activities like
hers. Ronan, unused to human contact finds himself in
love with his rescuer, but is not sure how to prove he
wants to be on her side.
Returning to the "Kinsman" universe that she first
described in an OUT OF THIS WORLD novella, Susan Krinard
furbishes science fiction romance readers with a wonderful
tale of a future in space marred by armed conflict. The
delightful story line hooks readers of both genres with
its descriptive insight into a galaxy under siege while
also providing two wonderful characters wondering whether
they should be loving partners or disillusioned
antagonists. Fans of the author will appreciate this fine
futuristic adventure tale though there is not a werewolf
within a zillion light-years of this novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 1, 2004