"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 fiction romance.

Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted March 31, 2011


The United Terran Colonies are under attack. Desperate for pilots to combat the enemy raiders the Fleet puts out an all pilots call, hoping to fill their empty fighter squadrons. A call ignored by ex-con Radha Kaden, who figures she doesn't owe anyone anything. Since a pilot's life expectancy is slightly less than that of your average lemming, she steers well clear.

Then a bar brawl violates the terms of her release and she has a choice. Go back to Acheron, the harshest prison facility in the combined systems, or pilot a fighter...

Thanks to high casuality rates Wing Commander Davin McAvoy constantly needs new pilots. Dead men can't fly valkyries nor can they protect the base or her crew. When he's told he's getting that rarest of creatures - an experienced pilot - he's ready to throw a party. Until he finds out not only is his new pilot an ex-con but she's a woman too. Both unforgiveable sins in Davin's book.

Until he meets her and sparks that have nothing to do with the war fly...

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Knight's Woman
(Sentinels: Book 1)
by Mina Carter, Kurt Drake

Liquid Silver Books
July 1, 2010
Available: July 12, 2010
ISBN #1595787194
EAN #9781595787194
79 pages
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