Javen, a ryuu and his mate Gara, a
torajin have arrived in the Evergreen Lands along with ryuu
Mizuki and his torajin Shinji. They are all somewhat weak
and understandably tired from their journey through the
stars to their new home, their own paradise.
They make a life for themselves and
watch Javen’s miraculous pregnancy progress in peace. At
the same time back on the space station one of the senior
scientist’s attempts to recreate the golden egg that birthed
Javen so long ago. The mix of demented scientist and banned
DNA means disaster for the new egg and chaos ensues for
those living out in space.
Something fantastic, something mystical
behind the scenes directs Javen to make a heartbreaking
decision, one that will affect all those left behind with
the ‘white coats’, the humans on the space station. Javen
and Gara will never be the same whichever choice is made,
the choice for their little family or their species.
The Second Movement continues the unique saga
of Javen and Gara, two special creatures. This is a very
original and richly distinct world, which author Stephanie
Burke excels at giving readers. I don’t recommend reading
this without reading the first story in Space Opera because
of all the many characters and their future world. Also,
the characters have so many different names like Javen or
the ryuu or Moon Dragon, etc. that I had to make sure I was
paying attention to dialogue to sort out everyone at times.
That is just a small problem though in an otherwise really
enjoyable and heartwarming story of love, second chances and
new beginnings. The Second Movement is most
definitely a fresh and compelling story with characters that
get to you. I am looking forward to the next story and
rooting for Javen and Gara and their family!