"Great epic space opera"
The triad of Kusac, Carrie, and Kaid know that the unrest
on Shola will keep them very busy. However, suddenly
everything changes when Kusac does the unthinkable and
leaves the planet without a word to his two partners. They
even wonder if he has turned traitor.
Instead the ruling Brotherhood has assigned Kusac the
mission to rescue a Sholan cub held hostage by Valtegan
General Kezule. However, instead of success in rescuing
the cub, Kusac is captured and his link to his triad
partners severed. This makes his people except for loyal
Carrie believe he has switched sides but Kusac makes a pact
with his deadliest enemy Kezule in an attempt to buy time
so he can save his life and that of the child. For behind
the scenes orchestrating all the species are the Watchers
who do more than idly observe.
The seventh Sholan Alliance tale, BETWEEN DARKNESS AND
LIGHT, is an exciting thriller that never slows down yet
insures the audience believes in the various species
populating these novels. The story line is action-packed
yet provides deep insight into Kusac and Kezule.
Especially intriguing is the loyalty of Carrie, who in
spite of overwhelming evidence believes that her triad mate
will one day reveal a greater truth. Series fans will have
a field day (or two) reading this delightful, but complex
tale with multiple subplots that ultimately tie back to the
main theme. Newcomers can read this as a satisfying stand
alone, but will find it even better if they start at the
beginning with book one (see TURNING POINT).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 14, 2002