"A Fantastic Blend of Sci-fi & Romance!"
Megan Sybil Baker, aka Linnea Sinclair, is a fantastic
weaver of both fantasy and sci-fi plots. She is an author
who does not drive her book by the romance but rather lets
each aspect of the book evolve equally. So the action,
suspense, innovation, dynamics and romance all come
together appropriately to make a very well rounded and
Accidental Goddess is the sequel to Wintertide. Ms.
Baker carries us significantly into the future and the
evolution of the cultures learned of previously in the
Wintertide. The rank of Kiasidira has been passed on to
Raheiran Captain Gillaine Davre, or Gillie as she likes to
be called, who wakes up on a Khalaran Confederation space
station, Sirrus One. She along with her sentient ship has
been thrust into the future 342 years. And to make matters
worse, she has been deified.
Deciding it would be wiser to keep her identity and
status a secret, Gillie sets out to lead as normal a life
as one can, while she repairs the damage done by the time
rift on her ship. However she does not count on the
distraction of the Admiral who manages to see her as a
person rather than a Goddess. All her life she has never
enjoyed a true relationship because of her
Sorceress/Kiasidira status. No matter how hard she tried
blend as Raheiran Special Forces soldier, she always
ultimately ended up being treated differently. So
regardless of what time she lived in she was ultimately
Well not completely alone, she is guided and watched
over by Simon, a Sentient Integrated MObile Nanoessence.
runs her ship or rather he is her ship, and also acts as a
guide in her life. His humor is truly enjoyable throughout
the story as he alleviates stressful situations with his
very logical and timely wit.
Admiral Rynan Makarian, Mack, has been given the duty
overhaul and get Sirrus One up and running. He is a man
has been used to commanding ships and having a well
military staff at his finger tips. However on Sirrus One
is not so simple as he finds that he is short staffed
militarily and must integrate the original, non-military
people who used to run the station. A chore he is finding
very frustrating, as they have no respect for him as the
new man on the station. And to make things just a bit more
interesting the station is infested with parrots.
However when Mack meets Gillie, he finds an instant
attraction he can't explain except for the fact that when
she is around his stress seems to melt away. Mack tries to
find more and more reasons to encounter or spend more time
with Gillie. Little to each realize there lives will
intertwined as the events of a Fav'lhir takeover starts to
unfold; an enemy that has been around since the early
Ms. Baker's Accidental Goddess is a fascinating read,
her imagination knows no bounds as she creates this world
out on a space station called Sirrus One. I highly
recommend this book for both sci-fi fans and romance
readers as she has created an excellent and well balanced
blend of both. You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006