"Wonder science fiction of good versus evil!"
Sera remembers her ship crashing and none of her
crewmembers surviving. So it's time to take stock of her
situation and her surroundings. She is bruised and shaken,
but at least she's alive with a chance a rescue ship will
come for her. The next thing she realizes, there's a horse
and rider approaching. The rider is badly wounded and Sera
decides to take care of him. Of course, the warrior is
exceptionally good looking. When he finally comes to and is
able to talk, Sera finds out his name is Jerad and he is
from THE THIRD CORRIDOR of this planet. Amazingly, she can
converse with him. It turns out he is speaking a form of
Greek, which Sera is fluent in. Of course, his language is
about all she can remember due to the amnesia she suffered.
The two of them decide to travel together to Jerad's home.
Jerad is convinced Sera is the Ptino asteri of the Edict's
claim. Not only is she from Gaia, she also seems to have
dominion of the creatures, as shown by his horse following
her around. It will be up to Sera to figure out the Key, of
which Jerad is the Keeper. Also on their journey, Jerad
decides he will marry Sera.
When they finally get to Jerad's home, he offers her a rose
in the Grandstand. Thinking he's just giving her a gift,
Sera accepts it. The next thing she knows, someone is
attaching a cloak to her arm and handing her a blade and
she's attacked by another woman similarly outfitted. In
self-defense, Sera ends up killing the woman and almost
What is this ceremony Jerad tricked her into? What of
Sera's memory loss? And exactly how does she fit in with
this whole Edict thing? Is she really the Ptino asteri?
THE THIRD CORRIDOR is an intriguing science fiction story.
Angel Lynn has done a wonderful job of creating a whole
different culture and way of life in this story. We watch
as Sera becomes caught up in the lifestyle in this planet
and learns about herself in her journey for answers. Jerad
is a strong, bold hero with the scars of watching his
mother's rape and death. These two perfectly compliment
each other in this story. If you enjoy a good science
fiction tale of good versus evil, don't miss this one!
Posted September 6, 2004
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 17, 2007