"Another hot and humorous dance around the chessboard"
What's a virtuous and virginal knight to do when saddled
with a fair but married damsel in distress?....Tarrant-Arragon
is at it again!
Djinn Princess Electra-Djerrodina, sister to
Tarrant-Arragon, is Queen of Volnoth. It had been a
strategic marriage politically. However not until
Viz-Igerd's older brothers had died leaving him King had the
pressure been put on the pair to produce an heir. Every
creative method of conception had been employed without
success and still her husband would not admit that their two
species were incompatible for reproduction. The situation
was becoming urgent, if they didn't soon produce an heir
they would be set aside.....or worse.
Electra however had devised a plan which, if successful,
would produce the desired heir and no one would be the
wiser. Well, except the true father. He would have to be
someone discreet as well as potent and genetically
compatible. He would also have to have a shared physical
trait with her husband as well. The handsome young
green-eyed Prince Djarrhett was her target. As luck would
have it, her sister's public Mating ceremony was the perfect
opportunity to approach 'Rhett with her unusual request.
Of course the virtuous and inexperienced knight refuses the
proposition but his libido is not appropriately put off.
Segue to where INSUFFIENCENT MATING MATERIAL left off, on
the Pleasure Moon of Eurydyce following Django Ra's fateful
tarot reading. Electra arrives after her great uncle fails
to return to their convoy and seizes another opportunity to
convince 'Rhett to do her bidding.
It's still a no go for 'Rhett, but unfortunately his half
brother Deveron gets a whiff of scandal when he discovers
that the two have been together in Djarrett's bedroom.
Deveron is suffering from frustrated rut-rage having caught
the love-scent of a mystery female while on Earth. The two
battle, 'Rhett's possessive instincts come to the fore and
Deveron is injured.
Seizing the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone,
Tarrant-Arragon strong-arms Djarrhett into taking up a quest
to determine whether a Djinn or part Djinn female existed on
Earth. In no position to refuse, 'Rhett accepts the mission
taking Tarrant-Arragon's man Grievous to serve as an Earth
liaison, and Martia-Julia's younger son Thor-quentin who is
in need of a good male influence.
Only Grievious is aware of the sleeping beauty lying in
suspension inside one of the Trajant's sleep pods...that is
until Electra awakens at the opportune moment completely
unaware that she is no longer in her scheming brother's
Oh no, she's due to meet her husband for a public mating,
and instead she's bound for Earth locked in a chastity belt
with no key at hand, about to become rut-rageous in the
presence of two male Djinn. 'Rhett is incapable of rut-rage
but there's still some question about Thor-quentin's
paternity. He had to protect them both, but who would
protect him? Tarrant-Arragon's great enemy, Rhett's father,
the Saurian Dragon has his own plans for exploiting the
scandal surrounding the Volnoth's missing queen. Whose plan
will prevail? Or will 'Rhett and Electra come up with one of
I have not had so much fun reading about an untried hero
since Dara Joy's futuristic reverse regency, RITUAL OF
PROOF. Keep the ice water on hand, this latest dance around
the chess board is hot as well as humorous. Moral of the
story: never plan a gambit which involves a lawyer as the
pawn! KNIGHT'S FORK is another great installment in the Gods
of the Tigron series.
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted October 9, 2008