The Ophelia Prophecy
by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Books Kindle Edition ISBN/ITEM#: B00EGJ3RBK
Date: 01 April 2014
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Don't ask me why I decided to read an SF romance novel. I'm nowhere near being the target audience. Maybe I missed the last line in the helpful burb that might have steered me clear; "With their hearts and fates on a collision course, they must unlock each other's secrets and forge a bond of trust before a rekindled conflict pushes their two races into repeating the mistakes of the past. The Ophelia Prophecy is the thrilling new SF romance..." Really, that should have done it. But even though I'm not the audience, I'm pretty sure there is one out there for this carapace-ripper of a chimeric-biotech romance fiction. And I respect that, sort of.
Product Description: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters -- the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but destroyed us. In Sanctuary, some of us survive. Eking out our existence. Clinging to the past. Some of us intend to do more than survive.
Asha and Pax -- strangers and enemies -- find themselves stranded together on the border of the last human city, neither with a memory of how they got there.
Asha is an archivist working to preserve humanity's most valuable resource -- information -- viewed as the only means of resurrecting their society.
Pax is Manti, his Scarab ship a menacing presence in the skies over Sanctuary, keeping the last dregs of humanity in check.
Neither of them is really what they seem, and what humanity believes about the Manti is a lie.
With their hearts and fates on a collision course, they must unlock each other's secrets and forge a bond of trust before a rekindled conflict pushes their two races into repeating the mistakes of the past.
(Source: Tor Books)
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