"A SF/Futuristic romance of superior quality"
In 2176, the Empire arrests Jenny Red's dad on the charge
of treason and murder.
His family, including Jenny, is kicked into the servant's
quarters of the royal
palace. Jenny makes do as best she can before being
unceremoniously dumped in
the penal colony in Newgate, Australia.
She finds her new home city rather different from her
previous abode. The
Parliament runs Newgate as a personal playground to do
pleasures they chose regardless of the impact on the
people. Drug use is
rampant among the elite.
Shadow Runner D'ekker Han Valoreen, half-brother to Prince
Kuber, hopes to
change the decadent order so that the masses can improve
their lot. He needs
help to bring a communication tower inside Newgate so he
asks Jenny, whose
father allegedly destroyed his sire, the emperor. She wants
to refuse, but
cannot. As they work together, the duo falls in love, but
between the danger of
their actions and that she is the daughter of a traitor, a
relationship between them is doubtful.
The latest futuristic science fiction romance, starring
champions, is a terrific entry that continues the superior
level of quality that
this miniseries has so far achieved. The story line is
bringing to life a mid twenty-second century world that
seems feasible. The
lead couple is a fine pairing of a noble hero with a
heroine (slightly different from the previous books) who
does the right thing
when the time comes for her to act.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 9, 2004