"Compelling and exciting SF"
At one time in the part of the galaxy known as the Sword of
Orion, the inhabited planets were ruled by the fascist
organization known as the Oligarchy until brave men and
women rose up and joined the rebellion. In the last battle
when the Oligarchy threw all their ships and weapons at the
rebel armada, the device rebel leaders Parvair and Banin
invented took both fleets out of normal space. This caused
the Oligarchy to collapse and democracy sprang up among the
former repressed planets.
Parvair and Banin's infant daughter Jerel, who was a part
of the device that caused the armadas to vanish, now lives
with her uncle Orned. The sixteen year old girl is forced
to flee her home with her uncle, her friend kay and the
turlan alien Erazias because the former rebel Chuton now
joins forces with those who want the Oligarchy to rise
again and to do this he needs Jerel to make the
reconstructed device operational and retrieve the armadas.
Jerel and her allies jump from planet to planet to escape
the agents who want to use her because she and her allies
have a plan to retrieve the armada and neutralize the ships
of the Oligarchy.
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller can be counted on to tell a
compelling and exciting story set in a future world where
traveling through space to visit the populated worlds is an
everyday occurrence. The alien species are believable and
play a key part in the storyline working besides the human
for a common goal. Brilliant characterizations, exotic
cultures and thrilling chase scenes make SWORD OF ORION a
book that is destined to become a classic.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 9, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007