"A true joy to read"
Janus is a planet that doesn't spin nor does it tilt. So it
is divided into three parts. The Lightside which is desert,
the Darkside which is cold and the Shadowlands which sits
between both and is the most heavily populated and
wealthiest of all the lands.
Audryn, Queen of the Shadowlands on the Planet Janus has
reached a point that she must choose a mate. She has plenty
of nobles to choose from in her kingdom of the Shadowlands
as well as those from the Children of Light and the
Darkness. Who will she choose?
The Lightside has sent their Prince scientist to win
Audryn's heart. There are also plenty in her own lands that
vie for her hand but she doesn't trust most of them. Then
there are those Dark Dewllers, as they are called, fighting
for the right to send candidates. Audryn does have a chance
to enjoy all her suitors but none can claim her heart.
Enter Storne. Warrior Prince of Darkness. Storne. Storne
not only is rude but knows what he wants when he sees it,
and once he sets eyes on Audryn, she is his prize. Can he
claim what he wants or will his masterful ways repel her
into the arms of another?
Suz DeMello does a wonderful job in Queen of Shadow. She
shows how Audryn once was when her family was still alive
and she didn't have a care to make choices for her lands,
to the Queen she is now that her family is gone. We see the
choices she makes and how hard many of them are. Suz
deMello draws in her readers with mystery as well as
romance and some really really hot scenes that any reader
will enjoy. A true joy to read.
Reviewed by Stacy Link
Posted April 25, 2009
Janus is a planet which lacks both tilt and spin, and its Shadowlands are the pewter band of dusk dividing the violently hot Lightside of the planet from its Darkside, imprisoned by eternal night. Due to moderate temperatures, the Shadowlands are the most livable portion of Janus, the most heavily populated and wealthiest.
Because of the peculiar conformation of the planet, birthrates are low and indiscriminate sex is encouraged for everyone except the unmated Queen of Shadow, themost powerful person on Janus. She cannot fully indulge her lust; should she become pregnant, her baby's father would become King of Shadow.
Audryn, Queen of Shadow, has reached that time in her life when she must choose a King to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos. Despite her duty, she is reluctant to share power, even a bit distrustful. Certain Shadowland nobles vie for Audrynís hand, and rival factions of DarkDwellersfight among themselves for the right to send candidates. The more organized Children of Light send their Prince-Scientist to woo Audryn. Although she enjoys trysting with all her suitors, none seize her heart. Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride. Will his masterful ways allure or repel the willful Queen?
Genre: Futuristic/paranormal erotica