"A wonderful futuristic romance"
Tess MacKenzie is an aspiring singer. Leaving a gig one
night, she is attacked by a would-be mugger. Along comes
someone to rescue her, a handsome man and his trusty...
robot? Suddenly, she is whisked off to an adventure unlike
anything she's ever known.
Cohl Travers is an adventurer, always looking for his next
job requisitioning priceless artifacts from all over outer
space. His latest quest proves to be his most dangerous,
and one in which he stands to lose more then just his life.
Cohl's father has been kidnapped, a pawn in one planet's
civil war. He must acquire a legendary amulet from a
distant planet long ago believed destroyed. He needs Tess
and her incredible singing voice to unlock the hiding
place for the mysterious amulet. However, Cohl has left
out some key information Tess needs to know about his job
and her role in it. Danger lurks around every turn, some
which could cost them their lives. The more time they are
together, the more their feelings for one another grow.
Now Cohl must decide... tell Tess the truth and put his
and life on the line, or let her go as soon as the mission
ends and suffer the emptiness in his soul sure to follow.
This book by Ms. Barry is sure to capture the imagination
of its readers. She has created a world where almost
anything can happen. Adventure is a key factor in this
story, keeping a good pace to hold on to one's interest.
The developed world is beautifully rendered, with enough
detail to give a vivid image in the mind-s eye.
Tess and Cohl are well matched, her fierce independent
spirit often tempering his alpha male tendencies. As their
love grows, one is more drawn into their lives, cheering
for them to accomplish their mission... and find a way to
hold on to the love they have found. The colorful cast of
secondary characters adds depth to the plot as well. From
Pitz the robot's superiority complex to the charmer Rayce,
and from Cohl's irrepressible mother Adehla to the
mysterious Nish's unknown intentions, the reader is drawn
into the spell cast with Ms. Barry's pen.
Readers will be happy to know they have not seen the last
of this foreign world. Ms. Barry has already penned
another story and more are sure to follow. So why not go
out and track them down today? This series will not
© Kelley A. Hartsell, March 2004. All rights reserved.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 30, 2006