"Delightful sci-fi romance"
Captain Trilby Elliot and her only companion Dezi the
droid operate an obsolete outer space cargo ship when her
intruder alarm noisily explodes, warning her of something
nearing her vessel. The best she can hope for is a sizable
fine that she cannot afford to pay when her binocs show
only one ship, a high powered fighting Tra'Tark that
crashes onto the planet. Trilby feels her luck has changed
as the "sko" from that wreckage should be worth a fortune
for the FINDERS KEEPERS salvage of what is now space
garbage to anyone but her.
However, Trilby finds one problem near the crash site
as the pilot still breathes. Imperial Senior Captain Rhis
Vanur informs Trilby that he is commandeering her ship and
is kind enough not to maroon her on this isolated rock. As
they become better acquainted they defy the astronomical
odds and begin to fall in love. However, he is genetically
engineered to have no emotions while someone needs her dead
and wants her old ship with its seemingly ancient charts
for no lucent reason.
Fan of romantic science fiction will enjoy this outer
space adventure tale. If it sounds somewhat like Star Wars
(loquacious droids, empires at war, etc.), it is to a
degree, but the story line develops its own gravity due to
the powerful lead couple. The audience will root for
Trilby and Rhis to overcome their enemies and make it
together. Linnea Sinclair has written a wonderful novel
that has strong cross-genre appeal to those readers who
take pleasure in an action-packed thriller.
HHarriet Klausner /October, 2001
Copyright © 2001
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 31, 2001