"Strong science fiction romance"
Queen Zara of Nubria wants peace for her agrarian people,
but the other worlds that make up the members of the Union
Council demand more from the only female ruler in the
galaxy. Though neutral in the civil war, the empathic Zara
refuses to provide the council with the location of rebel
forces that crashed onto her planet because of a pledge she
made to the leader. The other planetary representatives
decide to gain her cooperation by forcing her to marry one
of them or face dire consequences.
While Zara worries what this warrior will do to her
culture, Logan and his Galactic Guard retinue approach
Nubria. Zara "reads" his mind revealing an honest person
with no evil aura, but an expectation to find the rebel
leader, who has weakened the Union to the point of
vulnerability from the Pharmon Empire. As he falls in love
with his Queen and she loves her military husband too, Zara
seeks to explain that the rebels are no longer a threat
without breaking her vow. By trusting in love Zara
believes she can reach Logan to do likewise.
WHISPERS IN THE STARS is a strong science fiction romance
that stars two delightful protagonists agonizing between
love and a cultural light year gap. The story line
provides the audience a deep look at the highly ethical
Nubria society and a lesser glimpse at the Galactic Guard
regimen. Though the author overwhelming defends the
virtues of agricultural worlds as superior to more advanced
technological realms, science fiction and romance readers
will enjoy Patricia Waddell's deep galaxy tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 4, 2002