[Note: This review is of the ebook edition of this title. -- JLC]
The newest hit SF tv show is Domain, a sword-and-sorcery romp on a planet named, appropriately, Domain. Little do the fans of the show know that Domain is real, and that what happens on the tv screen is a reflection of what happens on the real planet.
Reyah, the goddess of Domain, has nine Vanyr and Chosen, immortal fighters who defend the planet and keep the balance between good and evil. Unfortunately, Reyah's favorite son, Deryk, is a constant troublemaker, and this time, he's making a LOT of trouble. Reyah decides to give the Vanyr and Chosen an incentive to keep the peace, and she handpicks nine maidens from the Atlanta Con to be transported to Domain as the legendary "nine to mend" the planet. When the women arrive in Domain, well, that is when the trouble starts!
The authors are very brave to take on a story like this that has nine heroes and nine heroines, plus a secondary cast of thousands. It's a long and complicated story that takes the reader's full attention to follow. I should note that though there is some sexy talk in the story, this is not really a romance, but fantasy with romantic elements. There are no major love scenes. I enjoyed Liz and Thea, the main female characters, and Roarke and Jagger, the main male characters -- the reader learned more about them than the others. The rest of the players seemed to get less time "on stage," and tended to get confused in my mind. However, I found the story interesting and an amazingly quick read. In spite of its issues, I enjoyed the book, and hope that the authors will give us the next installment of the story soon! -- Jean, Fallen Angel Reviews (courtesy of Fallen Angel Reviews)