THE QUANTUM ROSE (4.5) is a top notch romantic adventure set against an impeccably crafted background. Marrying Vyrl Lionstar, the new tenant of her ancestral Argali home, is the only way Komoj can save her people. Somehow he and his entourage have managed to resurrect technology long since absent from everyday life. Who is he really, and why does he seem to be more a prisoner than their leader? Catherine Asaro spins an enticing new fable in this offshoot of her Skolian Empire series. Fans of good science writing and emotional intensity are in for a real treat. (Hardcover release; previously reviewed by Melinda Helfer.)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper