Admiral Brit Bandar, aka ‘Admiral
Stone-Heart’, of the CSS Vengeance, hunts down
desperate Hurdish Pirates hiding in the Borderlands. Now the
galaxy is heading to a time of peace. A peace she is just not
sure of. On shore leave, she is informed that she is ‘trading
up’ from her beloved Vengeance. Under orders from
Prime Admiral Zaafran, she will go to ‘the Ring of the
Goddess’ for the trade.
War leader Finnar Rorkken, ‘the Scourge
of the Borderlands’, an Imperial Fleet War leader, was tired -
tired of being tired. After the end of the Great War had
reduced his people’s ‘scrip’ currency to nothing, he was
forced to pay his crew out of his own funds and to liquidate
whatever was not needed or necessary on his ship. He was
reduced to the ‘old ways’ of pirating. Now Prime Admiral
Zaafran has requested his presence at ‘the Ring of the
Goddess’. Life is becoming surreal.
These two warriors have developed a
grudging respect of each other, even though they have never
met. The treaty between the Coalition, the Drakken’s and the
Earthlings brought these two warriors together after years of
battles and sparring. What does the future hold?
Susan Grant’s Moonstruck is
a fantastic read. She has written a descriptive story of two
people who are working towards the future by attempting to
control, not forget, their pasts. From the first chapter I was
drawn in by Ms. Grant’s descriptive writing style. Her
characters are drawn as fallible, normal beings. No matter
what the character’s background is, the reader finds
themselves drawn to each one. Also, thrown in is humor for
when things start to get intense. I found myself along for the
ride in a wonderful adventure. I enjoyed Moonstruck
to the point I have to Joyfully Recommend it.