The Talkirkís rule is absolute in the
Cairn. There are no challenges to his authority and all the
people that are under his protection strive to earn his
favor. Traditionally audiences are held for a few days during
peace time so the Talkirk can select a chosen few to be
granted his favor. Itís during one such audience that the
Talkirk encounters a man of a clan long thought dead. What
has he come here to do and to what purpose?
Lucan has come to the Talkirk in hopes of
saving the man himself and the people that he protects. His
task is made difficult by the suspicion that his arrival
creates and the fact that his story sounds like it was spun
based on a myth. After all, everyone knows that the
Purebloods died out a long time ago.
To Touch the Stars makes
for an interesting read. The characters are as fascinating
and complex as the world that they inhabit. Ms. Black has
created a world that can be confusing at times but always
exciting. Nonetheless, as I read the book I felt that I was
missing some of the background information that would have
completed my immersion in the story. I can recommend To
Touch the Stars for Sci-Fi fans that like some light
romance in their reading.