5-star review: "This book has it all." Mission To Mahjundar by @vscotttheauthor #scifi #review

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Mission To Mahjundar

Written by Veronica Scott 

Genre(s): Sci-Fi

An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she’s of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She’s resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother.

But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet’s mountains.

After Mike saves Shalira from another assassination attempt, she arranges for him to escort her across the planet to her future husband. She’s already falling hard for the deadly offworlder and knows she should deny herself the temptation he represents, but taking Mike along to protect her is the only way she’ll live long enough to escape her ruthless stepmother.

Mike, for his part, resists his growing attraction to the princess; he has a mission on this planet and rescuing the vulnerable but brave princess isn’t it. No matter how much he wishes it could be.

But what should have been an easy trek through Mahjundar’s peaceful lands swiftly turns into an ambush with danger around every turn. Shalira’s marriage begins to seem less like an arranged union and more like yet another planned assassination.

The more they work together to survive, the harder it becomes to stop themselves from falling in love. Caught in a race against time, can they escape the hostile forces hunting them and make it off the planet?

Other books in the Sectors SF Romance Series:

*Wreck of the Nebula Dream
*Escape from Zulaire

Stephanie Adams's Review


This book has it all! Romance, action, gritty battle scenes, death, otherworldly aliens, I couldn't put it down! This story follows Mike, your typical off world soldier with a mission on a typical closed planet. At least thats what he thinks when he gets to Mahjundar. He is asked to escort an Imperial Princess to meet her husband after he saves her from a bomb blast, delaying strict orders to retrieve something of value from an accidental spaceship wreck.

Against his better judgement he agrees to escort the blind Princess to meet her betrothed. During their trial-ridden journey Mike ends up falling in love with the beautiful Princess Shalira. He is in for one heck of a ride as he attempts to save the Princess from certain death. This story is beautiful in the telling. Veronica Scott is equal to any science fiction writer from Orson Scott Card to Anne McCaffrey. I encourage you to pick this book up and give it a go.

One aside to the writer: the one explicit sex scene in the book is not needed and overdone. As a matter of fact the scene felt rather vulgar in comparison to the overall writing style and out of place. In the future I would suggest a milder approach to that particular scene... Less is more.

This book does contain some explicit material and is not suitable for children. I normally would not review a book with such an explicit scene, but the writing style itself is magnificent. I commend the author and congratulate her on an imaginative, unique work.

Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.