"Great romantic fantasy"
Seven years have passed since Dale's sister Cathy
disappeared with her clothing and a crystal left behind.
Dale will never see her sister again and starts to throw
the crystal into the river when a storm passes overhead
and transports Dale into another world.
Raf Jel Jater searches the mountains for the slaver
when he comes across a naked unconscious Dale and saves
her life. When she awakens, she realizes that she is no
longer on earth but on a world much like medieval Europe.
Raf pretends to be a slaver so he can locate Devros and
put an end to his crimes that threaten to plunge the
country into war. Dale is frantic to find the crystal
that Raf hides from her because she has to go home to her
daughter Thea who needs her for a kidney transplant. Thea
uses the remaining crystal to transport herself to the
world her mother is in and finds some allies that guide
her in this strange land. As Thea struggles to reach her
mother, Dale realizes she loves Raf but knows she and Thea
must return for the life-saving operation.
Elysa Hendricks is a first class fantasist who builds
incredible worlds and creates alien species that seem
believable. Readers will adore the Shakar, a feline
humanoid species who lack mankind's ruthlessness. They
adopt Thea in a special magical bonding ceremony. Raf and
Dale are warriors, willing to fight for a cause. Fans
will root for them to find a way to be together if he
survives his battle with Devros. SHADOW MOON is an
enchanting romantic fantasy that readers will put on their
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 4, 2004
Distraught over her sister's disappearance and the illness
that threatens her young daughter's life, Dale Stuart-
Taylor seeks solace on the banks of the river that flows
past her home. In the midst of a storm, a mysterious force
transports her to an alien world. A man called Shadow
rescues her from certain death, but then he takes her
captive. Though he claims to consort with slave traders,
he nurses her injuries and affords her gruff respect,
awakening emotions she thought had died long ago with her
husband. Unsettled by her unexpected and unwanted
attraction to her captor, and frantic to return to her sick
daughter, Dale fights to find a way home. Marooned on an
alien world she must rely on Shadow's help�a man she fears
she cannot trust.
Determined to end the traffic in human flesh that destroyed
his family, warrior Raf de Jakar of the planet Tareth poses
as Shadow, a slave trader, to find the slavers' leader. In
the mountains, he finds a naked woman in the snow whom he
believes the slavers have sent to test him. With her short
hair, fiery temper, and unlikely warrior skills, Dale
arouses more than his suspicion and grudging admiration.
Uncertain of her motives and struggling against his
attraction to her, Raf is forced to take her prisoner. As
they traverse the dangerous mountain terrain, he comes to
appreciate her true inner strength and sense of honor. But
he cannot let his attraction to her distract him from his
ultimate goal�the destruction of the slave trade.
Don't miss Gemini Moon and Crystal Moon, the first two
books in this series!