"A universe well defined and populated by interesting people"
In a tavern on the worse mining planet in the universe, a
couple of outer-space traders watch a female bartender,
known only as 'Ten', take on six miners in a fight -- and
come close to winning. But one of the traders, Kel, sees
something besides a not otherwise interesting young woman.
He sees crystal-blue eyes like those of a woman he once
met, a lady known as "the Chanteuse". Rumor has it that
this rich woman once had and possibly lost an infant
daughter. This leads Kel to rescue the bartender from the
last of the miners and bring her home, then talk his
partner into a scheme. They will take this scruffy blue-
eyed bartender to the Chanteuse, pose her as the missing
child, and collect a reward.
But what starts as a lost daughter scam turns into the
fulfillment of a prophecy, to save the planet of our
heroine's birth. On the way to the planet of the "singing
trees" our two heroes, Kel and Ober, help Ten to rediscover
her past, as well as a lot of other things, including love.
The universe these people live in is a rich one, well
defined and well populated by interesting people. The
story is fast paced and fun. I read this in one day and
enjoyed it thoroughly.
Janet Miller © Copyright 2002
for ParaNormal Romance
originally published @
Amazing Authors Showcase
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2002
Her name is Ten. It's the only name she's ever known. When
Kel finds her working at a rough miner's bar on Farga, he
sees her resemblance to The Chanteuse. For years, dozens of
men like him have tried to prove that they've found the
famous singer's lost daughter, the heir to a mighty legacy
on the planet Jappa. There was a fortune to be claimed. Kel
didn't plan on falling in love with the woman he was
shaping to be The Chanteuse' daughter. He doesn't know that
Jappa is on the brink of extinction and there is only one
person who can save it. Can that person be Ten?