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The one that started it all.,
This review is from: Unearthed (Mass Market Paperback)
Tess MacKenzie and her band were finally becoming well known. Their CD would soon hit the shelves. By the weekend, Tess should no longer have a money problem. But Tess wonders if she will live until then. She is rescued from a mugger only to be kidnapped by the man who rescued her. Could things possibly get worse? The answer is YES! The man who kidnapped her is an alien named Cohl, an extremely handsome alien at that. Even though Tess hates him for abducting her from Earth, she can't help but be attracted to him and understand why he did it.
Cohlman "Cohl" Trae Salle's home planet, Yre Gault, is in another quadrant of the galaxy. His father, Montral, has been kidnapped by a group called the Traka-Nor. They live on the northern hemisphere of the planet Trakas. The Traka-Sou reside on the southern hemisphere. The two hemispheres are ruled by brothers and are at war. Rommol, the leader of the north, holds Montral ransom. Cohl must locate and collect the Demisian Amulet to be exchanged for his father. Legend states that the amulet gives the possessor the ability to control their enemy. It is hidden in a secret chamber somewhere on Demisie, a planet that supposedly did not exist. Tess's voice is needed to unlock the amulet from its chamber. Only her voice has the exact range, pitch, and quality needed for success.
It all sounds bad, right? It gets worse, much worse. Cohl has yet to tell Tess who he really is and what dangers they must go through simply to reach the amulet's chamber.
***** The more I read from this author, the more I love her. Barry has an astounding talent for sucking in her readers and holding onto them tighter than Super Glue. And this is the first of the "Un" series. I've been reading them out of order, so I can tell you that you honestly do not have to read these in order to understand or enjoy them. Each one is a stand-alone tale. I can hardly wait to dive into the next. *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.