This action-packed story picks up after
the events of Hodge's previous novel, Stargazer. This time it's Ruben who must fight for both life and love against growing evil forces. Hodge is definitely on a
roll, and it is a great pleasure to revisit
her thrilling world. Entertainment galore!

As one of dozens of sons, Prince Ruben long ago cut ties with his father, the emperor, and instead became a pilot and interstellar trader. But when Ruben learns that he's been accused of killing his father, he knows something big is up. While in cryo sleep, he has a strange dream about his younger brother Stefan, who seems to be in trouble.

Ruben tries to locate him, and a crash landing finds Ruben being rescued by the slave Tess and her young son Boone. As Tess also figured in Ruben's strange dream, he wants to stick close, but something is very wrong on this planet, and it's not just the Circe witches. (LOVE SPELL, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith