Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Keir by Pippa Jay (Science-fiction Romance)

May 2012, Lyrical Press
258 Pages, eBook
Review copy

Themes: space travel, different species, varying customs, funky technology, telepathy & telekinesis etc, unknown powers, longevity, death, cruelty, heartache, necessary betrayal, island paradise, kidnapping, lots of high peril situations, love, some moderate violence, 1 strong adult romance scene, a lot of humour and tears

Summary from Lyrical Press

Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption?

For Keirlan de Corizi--the legendary 'Blue Demon' of Adalucien--death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand. 

But Quin has secrets of her own. She's spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at her back. Defying her friends' counsel, Quin risks her apparent immortality to save Keir. She offers him sanctuary and a new life on her home world, Lyagnius. 

When Keir mistakenly unleashes his dormant alien powers and earns instant exile from Quin's home world, will she risk everything to stand by him again?

Nayuleska's thoughts

I havn't read this genre for a while, and the reasons why I love it came flooding back. I love all the space travel which in this case didnt really use space ships. I enjoyed the different species, learning how their differences to more humanoid species provided Quin with an advantage when times were tough. Discovering the kind of person Quin is was an enjoyable & often surprising journey. She is absolutely hilarious, she doesn't take no for an answer, she'll fight for what she believes in and sacrifice everything for those she cares about. Her powers are phenomenal - you seriously do not want to annoy her. And the ending is very good. Although I had a theory on how it happened, it didn't pan out yet I still loved it & will just have to save the theory for one of my own wips. (What? Reading is fuel for my Muse). This is a 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Pippa's website.

Suggested read

For a story involving island hopping, kidnapping & a strong minded heroine try the Crystal Singer trilogy by Anne McCaffrey. I've read it many times, and hope to re-read and review it here on NRC in the future.


Pippa Jay said...

Thank you! And The Crystal Singer Trilogy is one of my all-time favourites, so I'm honoured. :)

AKJ Tigger said...

Loveley review. Your review captures perfectly how I felt about the book. My review of the book was no where near as eloquently written.

Nayuleska said...

Pippa - squeee! Another fan girl! Guess which book I'll be hunting down tonight ^o^ That's so awesome, I'm doubly glad we like the same genre of books & the all important chocolate.

AKJ Tigger - thank you. That means a lot, as half the time I feel daunted by others' eloquence.