"Ian and Tee to find a way through the seemingly impossible complications to find a happy ending"
Ian Hamilton's upbringing had not prepared him to become
the crown prince of the galaxy. His life took that strange
turn after his mother married Rom B'kah, and his new
stepfather became the Vash Nadah king. Rom unexpectedly
named his stepson as his heir, although Ian has no Vash
Nadah blood in him. The Vash Nadah nobility were
predictably scandalized. Rom immediately puts Ian to work
trying to find the source of discontent on the fringes of
the galaxy, an area that includes Earth and its restless
inhabitants, many of whom aren't particularly enthusiastic
about being part of any galactic federation. Ian's job
isn't easy and gets harder when his ship's pilot drinks
himself to death on an out-of-the-way planet.
Tee'ah Dar is a high-ranking member of the Vash Nadah
nobility, destined to marry well and settle into the
constricted life dictated for women under its constraining
social customs. She wants to be a pilot and see the
galaxy, instead, so she "borrows" a star ship and runs
away. When she finds herself stranded on an out-of-the-way
world, her only hope for escape is to sign on to pilot a
ship stranded when its pilot dies unexpectedly.
Ian and Tee'ah strike sparks off each other immediately.
Tee suspects who Ian is, and his association with the world
she's fleeing concerns her. Ian worries that his new pilot
appears to have a drinking problem, which is the last thing
he needs. With all their other problems, neither of them
needs a romantic entanglement that can't go anywhere, but
the more they learn about each other, the deeper their
feelings for each other become.
THE STAR PRINCE is a wonderful futuristic romance with a
well-paced plot, warm, engaging characters, and a number of
nice little touches that make the futuristic background
feel complete and credible. Throwaway details such as the
rainbow-colored bubble-bots performing in a street-show
evoke an exotic feel without being intrusive.
The characters are sympathetic and engaging. Ian, in
particular, is a terrific hero, a man who is challenged to
fill a position he never anticipated. He brings all his
considerable intelligence, charisma, diplomacy, and daring
to a role complicated by political entanglements,
conflicting loyalties, language difficulties and family
problems. You can't help but root for Ian and Tee to find
a way through the seemingly impossible complications to
find a happy ending. The resolution is both unexpected and
THE STAR PRINCE has a place on my "keeper" shelf.
McCullough © Copyright November 2001
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 14, 2002