Alberta, Manic Readers
In a galaxy far, far away, in a time far into the
future, Will captains a space ship that is largely charged
with peace keeping missions. On a routine trip, she finds a
hostile ship with prisoners aboard, and it is her duty to
retrieve them and return them to their own planets and
families. One of the prisoners is not like the others,
however. He is a strange wild-looking humanoid, who has been
a board the ship and mistreated for about 20 years, since he
was 9 years old.
He is a rarity, and Willís ship doctors canít
figure out what species he is or where he comes from. As
time passes, they find the bad guys who kidnapped him want
him back at any cost, even if they have to destroy planets
and declare war. At the same time the humanoid, they call
Vall, falls in love with Will, calling her Ďhis Willí.
Amazingly she falls in love with him also, which isnít
done in this future world.
When Vall gets better, stronger, and begins to
communicate, more of his history becomes clear, and his
super powers begin to manifest, but circumstances and
Willís orders keep them apart.
I couldnít put Vallís Will down. There is
non-stop action, excellent writing, plus a new problem
and/or mystery around every corner. What will happen to the
lovers? How will a galaxy war be averted? What will Vallís
part be in the grand scheme of things, and what will
Willís role be?
I think youíll like the story and the characters. We
learn much more about Will, as well as the perceived roles
of women in the future, than we do of Vall, but that
doesnít seem to matter. We like Vall from minute one, and
root for him all the way.