In charge of a detail of men marching
across the frozen wasteland of Gelada, Captain Bardon
Welstaad wonders what the Universal Council sees in this
ice-bound, barren planet.
Second-in-command Sergeant Gordon
Farrell left a fight-for-your-life childhood for a career in
Uni-Fleet over two decades ago and never looked back. These
days, however, he grows weary of the useless marching
accompanied with freezing temperatures or other hostile
climates for no reason he can fathom.
An attack by vicious snow wasps
severely injures Bard, so Gordon takes charge and orders the
men to make camp. While treating Bard, Gordon fantasies
about intimacies with his captain. Same sex encounters seem
to make the men involved disappear in Uni-Fleet. When Bard
begins to recover, they realize there is interest, but is it
worth the risk of exposure? Both must decide if sex and
tender emotions are worth everything they have worked so
hard to achieve.
Fire on Ice showcased a
possible future look at life in the military for men who
love men even though the dangers are dire for the partners.
There is some excitement, but most often the story deals
with Gordon and Bard’s thoughts. Gordon and Bard are
interesting characters, but neither are really true alpha
types, more like equals. I expected more action than
introspective thoughts, but Fire on Ice is
still a sexy and enjoyable story to read.