"Knight turns up the heat in Parallel Heat"
Deidre Knight delivers her second tale in the Parallel
series and it totally dazzles. Many of the first book tics
of Parallel Attraction are gone in this her second novel.
The flow is better. Questions are answered. Parallel
Attraction wasn't an "easy read". Complicated premises
never are, so it's hard for some "skim" reading to get into
a detailed book. Now that "Attraction" has set the
foundation, Knight is able to fly with the storyline
carried over into "Heat".
We pick up where Attraction left off, Jared Bennett, the
exiled king of the Refarians has settled his people in the
wilds of Wyoming. He now has a queen, Kelsey, his love from
the first book. Only Thea Haven isn't too thrilled Jared
has a wife. She and Jared were promised to each other when
they were but children, so she grew to womanhood thinking
she'd one day be Jared's queen. Now another has taken her
Soon her life is complicated even more by the appearance of
Marco McKinley. A stranger, a warrior, Marco is a member of
a royal guard and sworn to protect Jared, Kelsey and Thea,
while helping Jared regain his kingdom. Thea and Marco are
soon shooting sparks off each other, but both feel they
don't have the time for love while they are preparing for
war on earth. Worse, Marco has been cautioned that his love
for Thea could see him betray Jared. If this isn't trouble
enough, a member of the Rafarians is caught by the US Air
Force who believes the Rafarians are plotting to do bad
deeds against Earth.
Again the novel is complex, compelling with a strong hero
and heroine to match him. It's fast paced, with enough
twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages. Many
that were left with questions from the first novel will
find these addressed in this book. So buckle up and enjoy
another installment in Knight's Parallel world, which
leaves you eager for Parallel Seduction in 2007.
Posted October 21, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted April 21, 2007
In the unforgettable, alternate world of The Parallel Series, two enemies are bound by betrayal, vengeance—and forbidden passion.
In the far reaches of Wyoming , the war between human and alien soldiers threatens to destroy the world. Alien warrior and royal guardian Marco McKinley takes his assignment as personal protector to beautiful soldier Thea Haven seriously. But in a time-bending twist of fate, the woman he loves is torn from his side as he is transformed into a vicious enemy of his own people.