For those fans who are hesitant about trying a futuristic romance, youd do yourself a disservice by not reading this book.

Jane Deerfield has been pulled forward two centuries in time following a nuclear explosion. There she meets Daken, King of Chigan, who is on a mission to save his people from their enemy, the Tarveens.

Jane soon learns that magic is an important resource and, to her amazement, that she is the Oracle, the Keeper of Knowledge.

As a computer expert in her former life, Jane is the only one capable of getting the mainframewhich stores the knowledgeup and running, with the help of her new assistant, Steve, a 13 year-old mute.

As Jane becomes immersed in her new life and her love for Daken, she finds herself still longing for the days of old. She misses her family, especially her mother, and the simplicity of life as she once knew it. As time passes, Jane learns that her former life is not as far behind as she believes.

Daken loves Jane with all his heart, but he loves his people too. Since he has buried both of his parents and his older brother, it is up to him to save his people from the Tarveens. He expects Jane to help him manufacture weapons to destroy the enemybut Daken isnt used to a headstrong woman who speaks her mind. Then again, he isnt used to a lot of the ways of old.

Get ready for a fascinating voyage into the future. Ms. Greyles writing and fast-paced action will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you only read one book this month, this should be it! (On the shelf, 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Chandra Y. Sparks