"A wonderful friendship between an alien heroine and a human hero"
This is a sci fi book. The only drawback with this book is
that it doesn't have a romance because the heroine is an
alien and their differences would have made it too
impossible. But it has a wonderful friendship that
develops between the alien heroine and the human hero.
The heroine is the youngest of her kind. There are about 6
or 7 others. They like to study different people and then
they get together and share their memories in a very
different way. They can take the shape of any people
they have studied and while on her first mission the
heroine breaks one of their strongest commandments by
letting a human know what she is. Or part of it anyway.
Her people have kept themselves secret from everyone.
The heroine interferes to try to save the hero and his
people. Her kind revere life. It escalates from there.
She changes into so many different types of people during
this book and some of her humorous thoughts on how she sees
humans were a wonderful touch. As you learn more about her
kind and the hunt to find and destroy an entity that is
attacking ships and leaving death in its place adds a lot
of action in the last half.
I loved this book!! And that means a lot from someone that
usually MUST have a romance to enjoy a book. If you want
to try her other book, that does have a romance first; try
A THOUSAND WORDS FOR STRANGER. The heroine had amnesia so
you are guessing through most of the book, trying to figure
out just who she is and why she has a compulsion to find a
specific ship with a Captain Morgan. As you learn more and
more you find out some very different mating rituals of her
kind that often can bring death to the male. If you like
Catherine Asaro you will love this too. Very much a sci-fi
Linda W./ May 1999
Copyright © 1999
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 6, 2002