After she's shot down and manages to land safely on an inhospitable planet, Sara encounters Kiernan Fyn - a seriously hot alien with a few secrets of his own - he's a member of a resistance group called the Ojemba, lead by the mysterious and ruthless Kalian. Together they must avoid capture, but can they avoid their growing attraction to each other?
A mysterious, hidden city on the planet brings Sara closer to the answers she seeks - about her baffling abilities and her mother's past. She has no idea she's being pulled into the same danger her mother fled - the key to a secret left behind by a lost civilization, the Garradians. The Dusan and the Gadi want the key. So do the Ojemba. They think Sara has it. They are willing to do anything to get it. Sara will have to do anything to stop them.
©2007 Pauline Baird Jones; (P)2009 Books In Motion
When you cross a romance novel with science fiction, this is probably what you get. At first, I was put off by the romance and then accepted it. The story and characters are engaging although some suspension of credulity is required to accept how trans-galactic hyper drive developed in what appears current times and how it is that humans speak English in another galaxy. So it's not the tightest science fiction I have read. The romance part can be a little distracting for guys. I don't know what the girl readers would say. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and liked the characters. It's worth listening too if you are not picky about the science or the romance.
Characters are memorable, likable and the story is unique. I enjoyed wondering what would happen next, and enjoyed the light romantic quality of the story. Avid sci-fi fantasy reader, I really enjoyed the book. It was able to bring the normal "earth" world into science fiction the way the much loved "Star Trek" always could. Definately worth the credit.
Sara (protagonist) was the most disappointing. She spoke and thought like an immature teenager. I found it extremely unbelievable that she was of age to join the Air Force, let alone be a pilot (and one with FTL capabilities to traveling other galaxies). The universe the author created was beyond what I was able to believe and the male chauvinism (supported by the protagonist many times) was also very frustrating. Many times I was also taken out of the futuristic setting with current day references.The writing style is more appropriately categorized as a YA novel and an average one. Narration was done well, though a couple of times I could hear page turning. But I would blame that on production and not the narrator herself. Overall, this novel is not for folks looking for a logical military and/or sci-fi universe or that care for well developed adult and sophisticated relationships.
This book turned me into a science fiction romance fan! Well written, with interesting, multi-faceted characters, and story arc. Loved the narrators' voices and inflections.
Teenage girl geeks.
Couldn't stand the perky valley girl tone of the narration.
The military jargon, cliches, twentieth century T.V. and movie references for a story set in the far future were too much for me to take. The book couldn't end fast enough. Save your money and skip this one.
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