"Spectacular paranormal action adventure with a mystery"
As a young girl, Cidra Faulkner was the only member of her
family to escape when her family was massacred. Now, many
years later she has been trained in the forbidden arts of a
Kin-Sha warrior and her mentor has summoned Grey Stone to
help her find the truth behind her families' murder.
Grey Stone is an intergalactic treasure hunter. When his
old teacher and mentor sends him a cryptic message, he
drops everything, only to arrive after the old mans death.
While he is the best at finding lost and forgotten relics,
nothing has prepared him for taking on Cidra, a woman with
a death warrant attached to her name.
Just as suddenly as the two are thrown together, they are
sent on a mission that will either kill them or absolve
Cidra's family of a crime they didn't commit as well as
save a planet from a plague that is more than anyone
Hold onto your space helmet, you will need the oxygen it
provides to read UNCHAINED. Cidra's story is very fast
paced and the mystery had me holding my breath quite a bit
as I anxiously tried to read faster to find out what would
Cidras' father was in charge of delivering a shipment of a
much needed vaccination that was never delivered. While
many years have passed, our hero and heroine currently have
a space chart, a video-copy of the shipment blowing up as
well as a vial from the lost shipment. Now it is up to our
couple to find out what happened to the shipment and along
the way convince the "bad guys" that they have been told
lies all these years.
CJ Barry has done a wonderful job writing UNCHAINED. The
story is fast paced, and flows from one event into the next
seamlessly. While this didn't bother me in the least I
thought I'd mention that the romance between our couple is
secondary to the action adventure-mystery that they are
trying to unravel in the story. I think it's a testament to
CJ Barry's writing ability that she has also allowed Grey
and Cidra the time to form any kind of attachment.
Cidra and Grey are forced to rely on each other and I would
say that their relationship forms out of admiration for
each others abilities. Cidra had been protected by their
mentor and while strong in mind and body she is unaware of
the real world. Grey has acquired the cynicism of one
disillusioned with life as he is betrayed by associates in
his profession. So Cidra gave Grey a fresh view of life.
Both are strong and determined and I liked them both.
CJ Barry has become one of my favorite authors, and while
UNCHAINED is not part of her "UN" series, it is not a book
to be missed!
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted July 20, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 20, 2006