A strong female antagonist and strong female protagonist unknowingly battle over influence on the actions of the main character across all of space and time.
I love the strong-willed main character in this book. Hazel has doubts and sometimes struggles with doing the right thing, but in the end she faces her fears to help others. There’s a bit of romance, but I found it realistic and not too cheesy, and it doesn’t overshadow the main plot at all. It’s an easy read- fast-paced & full of action. I do wish the other characters were developed a bit (like Tavi!) but maybe they will be in later books in the series.
A combination of Douglas Adams humor and Anne Rice tension, THE EMPEROR’S DRAGON PT.1 is a new scifi novella that brings women’s issues to light through an imaginative exploration of gender reversal.
Ito was a tough martial artist from the wrong side of the streets whose unique abilities should have seen him become the world’s first super hero. Instead he’s tied up in a cargo bay, headed for the other half of the universe where people like him (male and female alike) are treated like lavish arm candy for the powerful and rich.
But before his captors can get him there disaster strikes, and Ito’s life is left hanging in the balance. Will they be able to reach the Doctor in time? And if so what will the Doc discover that changes the stakes entirely?