Being selected as Heir Apparent to the King of the Galaxy is an honor that Earther Ian Hamilton hopes he can live up to. Seven years ago, Ians mother Jas married Rom BKah of the Vash Nadah. Rom had saved the Galaxy and was essentially crowned King. He recently named Ian as his successor over many other royal Vash Nadah Princes.

Rumors of trouble in the galaxy frontiers have caused Rom to send Ian out on an undercover mission to find out what is going on. Unfortunately, Ian loses three pilots to drunken binges and unless he can find another pilot asap, Ian fears that his mission could be doomed to failure.

Against her familys wishes, Princess Teeah Dar has learned to fly. Tee dreams of freedom rather than the life of a pampered royal Vash. Seeing no alternative, she steals a ship and flees. As fate would have it, the royal runaway and the Earthman meet up at the space crossroads Donavans Blunder.

Hang on to your armrests, Susan Grant is about to take readers on an exotic exhilarating adventure. This sequel to The Star King is even more fun and adventurous than the first book. Ms. Grant proves she has a true gift for storytelling. (Nov., 395 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith