The RITA Award-winning author of HeartMate sweeps readers away to the planet Celta -- where one's psychic talents are the key to life...and to love.
Returning to the planet Celta, the world of psychically gifted people first introduced in the RITA Award-winning HeartMate, Owens spins an entrancing tale of Ruiz Elder, a noble son despised and banished because of his lack of traditional psychic gifts-except for his disconcerting ability to nullify the psychic talents of those around him. Ailim, the compassionate, empathetically gifted judge and head of a noble house, is intrigued by Ruiz's "nullness" and attracted to him despite his outlaw status. Although the setting is fresh and totally captivating (the ancient spaceship is priceless), it is the well-developed characters, both human and animal, that make this story memorable. Crafty villains, honorable, resourceful protagonists, and sentient pets drive the plot of this fast-paced, often suspenseful romantic adventure. As have others before her (e.g., Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley), Owens has penned a stunning futuristic tale that reads like fantasy and is sure to have crossover appeal to both sf and fantasy fans. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.