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"Science fiction, romance and intrigue - this fulfills all expectations"

In a time when the League of Planets and the Korcian Empire are the two opposing powers in the universe, a space freighter registered to the Empire explodes into stardust in League airspace on a routine mission to Earth. Was the explosion a tragedy or terrorism? A True Blood had been traveling incognito on the destroyed ship and it is assumed that the explosion is part of a Fundamentalist plot.

A Tribunal is called with representatives from the League, Korcian and a neutral representative. The Korcian representative, Cullon Gavriel is not a diplomat but an Enforcer and a True Blood, one of the original Korcian royal families. League of Planets diplomat Danna MacFadyen is a Terran [Earth born] who has psychometric skills. Danna feels responsible for the entire crew of the freighter not just the Korcian True Blood.

In an alluring science fiction world 'mined' with political agendas, secrets are discovered and life-threats are thwarted. Is there more danger from the situation or love that is developing between Danna and Cullon?

Ms. Waddell's has again taken readers into another world - one with possibilities and pleasure. The characters are believable [even though the cover artist missed the "Viking- like hero" description]. Her earlier futuristic titles [WHISPERS IN THE STARS & THE ALLIANCE] were both PEARL AWARD Finalists and highly recommended by PNR group members who enjoy futuristic romance and I expect TRUE BLOOD to be one of those books readers consider memorable.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 24, 2007

SUMMARY

**2006 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE**

Someone's out for blood . . . True Blood

The unexplained explosion of the space freighter Llyndar brings the League of Planets and the Korcian Empire to the brink of war. The Korcian Guard is on full alert, and the League is depending on Officer Danna MacFadyen of the Diplomat Corps to defuse the situation. At the request of her superiors, Danna puts her psychometric skills to work. Was the explosion tragedy or terrorism? But Danna's soon burdened with another question . . . Can she work side-by- side with Cullon Gavriel, a handsome Korcian Enforcer, without losing her heart?

Fighting isn't just in a Korcian's blood, it's in his very soul. An Enforcer by trade and a loner by choice, Cullon Gavriel arrives on Ramora with one purpose in mind: to find out who's killing True Bloods. What he finds is a beautiful Terran female with the ability to step into the past. But can the information Danna gleans from her dreamscapes prevent future murders?

As the pieces of an explosive puzzle fall into place, Danna and Cullon step into a conspiracy that stretches across the galaxy to the capital city of the Korcian Empire, where shocking secrets are waiting to be discovered, and where the lines between power and politics, and life and love cross unexpectedly.

 

True Blood
(True: Book 1)
by Patricia Waddell

Tor Books
August 1, 2006
Available: August 26, 2006
ISBN #0765354640
EAN #9780765354648
320 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Patricia Waddell

True Deception
The Alliance
He Said Never
He Said Now
He Said No
He Said Yes
Whispers in the Stars


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