"a good science fiction romance"
In the thick of war against the Satagosians, the United
Terran Colonies need all the pilots they can get. Pilot and
ex-con Radha Kaden ignores the Fleet's call—until a bar
brawl gives her the choice of going back to Acheron prison,
or pilot a fighter. Radha chooses to stay out of prison,
and is sent to Sentinel Five, the station guarding the star
system closest to Satagosian space.
Pilots on Sentinel Five have a short life expectancy, and
Commander Davin McAvoy, Sentinel Five's Wing Commander, is
in constant need of them. Against his better judgment, he
accepts the hardened, weary ex-con, particularly because
the new "recruit" is an experienced pilot.
When Radha and Davin meet, sparks fly; and not all of them
have to do with the war.
I've come to expect certain things from a Mina Carter book:
quirky characters, emotional conflict, and sizzling
attraction between the hero and heroine. Knight's
Woman doesn't disappoint.
The romance between Radha and Davin is well developed and
moves along well, but I have to admit I was a little
disappointed with the lack of worldbuilding. At the end of
the book, I still had no idea who the Satagosians were or
why they were at war with the Terrans. I think the book
needed to be longer to build on Radha and Davin's world—and
a longer book would've allowed me to spend more time with
the main characters, since I liked them both.
Overall, I thought Knight's Woman was a good science
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted March 31, 2011