CAST IN STEEL, CARVED IN STONE
Mikkel, the son of the Supreme Ruler of Yule, has come to Lexina to marry Sofia, the daughter of Lex Central's CEO, whom he was promised. Unfortunately, Sofia is pregnant, which throws his plans askew. Mikkel must make an alliance with Lex and ends up going to Yule with Sofia's sister.
This is an excellent science fiction romance. The secrets that build are marvelously created, and the richly crafted Yule world is vividly depicted. The characters' interaction and the universe around them will keep you turning the pages. (Jun. '03, 280 pp., $14.95)