"Terrific reincarnation romantic fantasy"
The Faerbrarean of Relga creates entire worlds including
native life; these immortals send their reincarnated mortal
offspring partnering with another to reside on these orbs
so that they can learn the meaning of life. When the child
dies, the spiritual essence returns home.
For many incarnations, Elesa of Relga and Rogar of Hamun
partnered, but she always commits murder-suicide, obsessing
over her unrequited love for him. When the play is repeated
once again, Rogar is tired of the insanity as she is
incapable of learning since she cannot control her deadly
On Relga, disgruntled Rogar encounters an unknown foe in a
seemingly endless battle until his enemy exhausts him and
he is defeated. Fatigued beyond anything he ever felt,
Rogar stumbles to the Immortal Chavva who calls for Elesa
to help heal him. Rogar recovers with new powers and a
desire to have Elesa at his side. As they mate in love in
Mortal Heaven, Elesa is dying, yet no one has ever died in
Mortal Heaven before.
The key to this terrific reincarnation romantic fantasy is
that the varying worlds, the key cast, and the scenarios
seem plausible especially when the audience begins to
understand the intent of the serpent in Mortal Heaven. The
story line is action-packed but takes a few major twists
that propel the audience to keep reading to see where
Belinda Palmer is taking them; alas before the reader knows
it the book is finished and a thirst for the next one will
linger. This is a terrific tale that deserves sub-genre
visits to the cleverly crafted Palmer Universe.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 27, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2007