"Great futuristic romance"
Melanie Ross is in shock unable to accept that that someone
murdered her husband, an undercover law enforcement
official. Not long afterward, the flu is killing Irena, a
planetary visitor from Amaryllis on the other side of the
universe. Irena knows she must be left behind to die, as
the clock is running out on her people. Irena's sensory
powers bring her to a cemetery in Sydney, Australia where
she telepathically observes a lonely figure mourn even as
her husband's killer threatens her life. Irena offers a
deal that if Melanie delivers her craft to her planet, she
will insure Reve returns to punish her husband's
murderers. Melanie agrees so Irena prepares her for the
trek before she herself dies.
However Commander Reve of Starship Victus is unhappy that
this inferior being has replaced his mate Irena. He reads
her mind and finds her passionate nature quite thrilling,
which bewilders him. Melanie is also confused as Reve
could have been Chris' identical twin and the Amaryllisans
look like doppelganger of famous earthlings. As Reve and
Melanie become better acquainted, they fall in love, but
neither trusts the other though Reve can read her mind,
which he has no ethical qualms in doing even as Melanie
wonders what the Amaryllisans are hiding behind their masks.
AMARYLLIS is a strong outer space romance starring two
delightful star-crossed lovers (literal and figurative).
The story line is loaded with earthly and solar action.
The support cast enables the audience to understand
decisions made especially those by Melanie. Tricia McGill
provides readers with a cogent romantic science fiction
that is sure to gain her fans from both genres.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2002