"A Taste of Trek Mi Q\'an"
"Naughty Nancy" by Jaid Black. This story is found in the
anthology THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Nancy Lombardo goes to a Halloween party in Salem,
Massachusetts, with three friends. She steps out for a
breath of air and finds herself in a nest on the planet
Khan-Gor -- buck naked, to boot. Vorik F'al Vader (Son of
Yorin, mate to Janna, book 4) hears her screams and assumes
she is a yenni beast ripe for the taking. He decides she
will be his, and only after "feeding" her all night does he
realizes that she is his Bloodmate!
"Naughty Nancy" is Black's offering in Ellora's Cave's
Halloween anthology -- and another story in the Trek Mi
Q'an universe. This story, however, stands pretty well on
its own. (In fact, volume 4 of the series is a bit more
understandable/enjoyable after reading it!) It is not
absolutely necessary to read the rest of the series to find
some enjoyment in "Naughty Nancy", unlike Black's other
Trek Mi Q'an stories. The only tricky part is figuring out
what a yenni is exactly...
The story itself is fun, with interesting characterization
and a great premise -- gargoyle/vampire creatures! For fans
of the series, we get a deeper look at the dwellers of Khan-
Gor. This short was really a great read, though it didn't
include any of the characters from the rest of the series,
and is a great taste of Black's universe for anyone who is
interested in test-driving the sequence.
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
Posted March 8, 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 18, 2006