"Read slow and intensely -- an is an extremely powerful story!"
I've just finished Gates of Hell by Sue Sizemore. A
completely change of genre for Ms Sizemore, this is a
futuristic romance, though it is classified as a Sci-Fi.
I do like Ms Sizemore's other books and this is just as
This is not a book you can read overnight, it's far too
complicated for that. You will need to read it slow and
intensely (a bit like the HOBBIT/LotRINGS saga). Now that
I've read it once and figured out the environment, I'm
going to re-read it to fill in all the pieces I didn't
understand first time around. (I've read the LORD OF THE
RINGS about 6 times and still spotting new things and I
think this book will be the same.) A nice love story with
a HEA, but I think it could have done with a glossary
explaining peoples relationship with each other.
The plot is an extremely powerful. A telepath space-pirate
is looking for a cure for a plague that is sweeping the
universe -- and along side is the story of a psychic
healer. They finally meet in about the middle of the book
and this is when sparks REALLY fly! Her abilities give him
the balance of power, his to her make her awesome.
I don't think there will be a sequel, it's not that type of
book which is a shame, but it is a thoroughly good read.
Ms Sizemore's first dip into the sci-fi genre is just
another bow in her quiver. Well done! :-) I can't wait for
her next vampire installment due out October 2001!
Companions (Laws of the Blood)
P.S. I got this from amazon here in the UK and it's a
bigger sized book (about A5 if you know what that is!)
Lindsey Webb /September, 2001
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 5, 2001