In a galaxy far away, a priestess of the Druinn wants mortal warrior Tristan to life-join with her. When he refuses, she imprisons him in a jewelry box, to be the pleasure slave of any woman who possesses it. Over a thousand years later, on Earth, antiques dealer Julia Anderson finds the box.

When Tristan materializes in her kitchen, she finds it impossible to accept him as her pleasure slave. Julia discovers the only way to free him is to find his one true love. As he gets to know Julia, Tristan begins to have deep feelings for her. But if he loves her, he will lose her, for once free, he'll be returned to his home world.

Loosely connected to The Stone Prince, The Pleasure Slave creates an imaginative twist on the genie-in-a-bottle theme. The blending of SF and fantasy elements with a strong hero and heroine, who develop nicely, is skillfully done. (Feb., 384 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley