"I hated to leave this world behind - cast breathes with real life and passion"
Her young life has been spent locked away and devoted to
constant training and education. At nineteen, Cwen is ready
to get out and rebels. She runs into trouble as men that
seem like something out of one of her beloved science
fiction video discs attack her. Even more shocking, her
weapons teacher, Vlad, comes to her rescue out of thin air
with similar armament. He transports her back home to her
Aunt Amma and once there Cwen is subjected to even more
She and they belong to a race of space aliens that have
been living in secret among humans for some time now.
However, most of them live far in the future, in a world
that has radically changed after a natural disaster alters
Earth. Cwen is to be sent there, two thousand years from
all she knows. Violently opposed to this idea, she is
shoved through a time portal and into a new world. There
she finds that life has regressed to emulate that of the
Middle Ages. On the brighter side, she meets her parents,
Sevea and Hebron, whom she had believed long dead, and is
reunited with the only friend she ever had, Sashna. She
also meets her destined husband, Otas, the Overlord. The
fate of her people rests upon the two of them establishing
a great love, and now it is more urgent than ever. The
enemies who drove them from their far away home have found
them. Led by evil Maacus, Otas' twin, they are determined
to capture Cwen to be his queen instead of Otas, and
destroy her people.
Amid a harsh world, Cwen and Otas gradually come to
understand and love one another. Cwen also learns to use
the Gift of powers that she naturally has which her husband
enhances. Together, they lead their people on a quest off
planet to their new home, but the enemy still pursues
them. The solution to their problem will put Otas, Cwen,
and their unborn children in the utmost jeopardy, but it is
the only way.
Not since STAR WARS has an author so successfully combined
fantasy with science fiction. Normally, I shy away from
futuristics, but this one was captivating. Not once did the
action abate, holding the reader's attention from page to
page. However, that did not make it fall into the trap many
novels of this genre do and short change characterization.
Every one of the cast breathes with real life and passion.
Otas is the ultimate Alpha male, but love makes him soften
without once weakening; and Cwen makes for an interesting
heroine, coping with so many new things that most of us
would collapse under them all. The passion between them is
volatile and real, though some may be disturbed by how
close it comes to rape at times. I also really enjoyed her
parents and the secondary romance between Sashna and Vlad.
Though I hated to leave this world behind, the conclusion
ties up all loose ends and does not leave one dangling.
Amanda Killgore © Copyright February 2002
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 9, 2002
Cwen has the Gift, a host of extrasensory capabilities, but
she doesn't know how to control them. One night she
becomes angry with her aunt for not giving her revelations
about who she really is. Cwen runs away, carrying a Ka-
bar, because Vlad had taught her never to go out unarmed.
Fascinated by the sights and sounds of being outside the
stuffy mansion, Cwen is careless. She is attacked by three
beings that look like earthlings, but are in fact beings
from another galaxy. Their purpose is to kidnap Cwen for
their evil leader, Maccus. She becomes aware of her doom
if she doesn't escape. Before the Trexrans can take her
away, Vlad teleports to the alley where Cwen is being held
and rescues her.
Back at the mansion, her Aunt Amma tells her that she is
being hunted by a beast from another galaxy. Meaning
Maccus, who is powerful with the Gift and wants Cwen as his
Queen to create a master race of super beings with
extrasensory capabilities. The only choice is to send Cwen
far away from this threat. Aunt Amma and Vlad send Cwen
far into the future, to the year 4010, where the
inhabitants live like the folks of the middle ages
following an upheaval of the Earth in the year 2010.
Fatigue from time travel prevents Cwen from asking her
mother all of the questions raging in her head. She goes
to sleep for the night. But that night is not without
surprises. Cwen looses her virginity to a huge male,
called Otas, who is powerful with Gift and the Overlord of
a race a beings called Liambrians. Afterwards, Otas
informs Cwen he is her husband. Before this new knowledge
can sink in, Otas uses the Gift to put Cwen to sleep.
The next morning, rage rushes through Cwen. Sevea tries to
quell that anger by telling Cwen she isn't an Earthling.
She is Liambrian as well. The Liambrians are in exile on
Earth, trying to hide from the Trexrans and Maccus. His
plan to use the Liambrians to create a master race must be
avoided at all cost...