Its double treat time for Catherine Asaro fans as December brings first the paperback reprint of THE LAST HAWK (4) and second the dazzling direct sequel to Primary Inversion. In the former tale, Kelricson Garlin, one of the three main heirs to the Skolian throne crash-lands on the proscribed world of Coba and finds himself a prisoner of its matriarchal society. Survival will depend on his mastery of the fiercely competitive game called Quis, which determines family influence and strategy. As he reaches new levels of understanding himself and his surroundings, Coba society evolves into something quite new and fascinating. Ms. Asaro combines daring concepts with an irresistibly fresh wonder to amaze and delight her fans.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer