Blaez Dolan is not someone you want to
meet on a bad day, or even on a good day. He’s a wolf-shifter
with no moral qualms about expressing his displeasure
physically. Look at him wrong and you’ll find yourself
bleeding – if you are lucky. Right now he is stuck with an
unpleasant stow-away in his ship, who is unafraid of him, and
Blaez is helpless to change the situation because the ship has
malfunctioned and someone or something has trapped them.
Blaez just wants to get out as fast as possible so he can dump
his passenger and be somewhere, anywhere else.
Rozenn Quinlan just ran away from home,
well a convent, and she has stowed-away on Blaez’s ship to get
her closer to her destination planet. Rozenn finds Blaez
endearing, funny and not at all intimidating. Now all she
needs is to survive their time together while they are trapped
under mysterious circumstances.
I was really looking forward to reading
TailWind as I had heard a lot of great things
about Charlotte Boyett-Compo. While the book was funny and
the characters were quirky TailWind just did not
live up to the hype. However, I will be looking for other
longer books by Charlotte Boyett-Compo because in this short
story I saw a lot of the things that grab me in longer works.
That said TailWind is an entertaining read.
Blaez and Rozenn are the sort of characters that are
irritating but intriguing and all together funny.
TailWind is a quick read for an afternoon when you
want to be entertained, but not engrossed.