"A Wild Space Adventure"
The Emperor or the Creasion system needs a bride. He
doesn't expect to find one on a primitive planet in the
process of being overrun by Zerion invaders, let alone that
he would find her being held prisoner on a newly-captured
enemy ship. Her rescue was accomplished quickly, and it was
only after the chaos that her distinctive necklace was
noticed. How had a woman of Creasion royal blood wound up
Their marriage was inevitable. Her reluctance to bond with
him in the (telepathic) Creasion way wasn't. Despite her
fear, her destiny was set. Emperor A'tr was going to take
her back to his homeworld as his wife. She, of course,
would be pleased at both his attention and her new station
in life. He didn't take into account Izadra (Catherine's)
need to control her own destiny. Perhaps things weren't
going to be as simple as he had thought!
THREE MOONS RISING is a wild, intricate ride that stretches
from Earth to the stars. Bound by history and destiny,
Izadra (Catherine) and A'tr have no choice but to accustom
themselves to a life together. Neither wants to admit to
the growing affection between - until an ancient evil
threatens both their lives and the entire empire itself.
Vivid and exciting, THREE MOONS RISING is a delicious
adventure with sweeping drama and enough romance to please
any lover of futuristic romantic fiction.
That said, there are some significant points to consider
when mulling over the purchase of this novel. Though THREE
MOONS RISING has an interesting and vivid plot, some
readers will be frustrated with the erratic punctuation and
extensive narration. The story is readable, but a good
editor would have been quite beneficial in transforming a
good story into a great story. Also to be noted is the
hero's method of forced seduction - it borders close enough
on rape that some readers may well be offended. This is not
a one-time deal, either. A'tr is not a particularly
likeable hero, but he does redeem himself somewhat as the
book winds to a close.
Overall, though intriguing, the technical errors in the
book (and the fact that the hero and heroine's romance
seemed forced, rather than a natural progression) made the
book a difficult and slow read. Readers who are sensitive
to such things might want to give THREE MOONS RISING a
pass. If you can withstand the novel's weaknesses, however,
a true adventure awaits.
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
Posted April 12, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006