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"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 Reviews
originally published @ Amazing Authors Showcase

Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2002

SUMMARY

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?

 

The Singing Trees
by Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene

Awe-struck
March 1, 2002
ISBN #1587490951
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