is a romance community member review
for Ravyn's Flight
Date of Review: 11/19/03
In her wonderfully inventive futuristic romance, Ravyn’s Flight, Patty O’Shea creates compelling, complex characters, an action-packed plot and steamy romance.
Ravyn Verdier is a highly trained CAT (Colonization Assessment Team) communications expert on the earthlike planet Jarved Nine. Her whole team is murdered by a mysterious alien life form, and when a nearby Western Alliance Special Operations team comes to the rescue, they too are murdered. Only their captain, Damon Brody, and Ravyn manage to escape the slaughter. As they try to outrun the killer and head toward the planet’s magical Old City, their skills, character and emotions are tested to the limit.
It is fascinating to watch the very sensual and realistic development of Ravyn and Damon’s relationship. It is also fun to watch the fireworks between Ravyn’s brother Alex and her best friend Stacey as the two lock horns while their team and ship race to Jarved Nine to find out what is wrong.
With excellent writing and very intriguing plot twists around Ravyn and Damon harnessing and using the energy of Jarved Nine both to develop themselves psychically and to trap the killer, Ravyn’s Flight soars above similar stories. It is a complex and emotional ride to which any plot summary cannot begin to do justice. Whether you normally like futuristic romance or not, this stellar novel is well worth your time.