Blind Space by Marie Sexton 4*
BLURB: Captain Tristan Kelley enjoys the luxuries of Regency service, as well as the pleasure of his Prince's bed. It's an easy life, if not a happy one. When the Prince decides to take a trip through the perilous Blind Space, Tristan must go with him, but somebody in the Prince's guard is a traitor. Blind and held prisoner, Tristan finds himself at the mercy of Valero, a pirate who bears no love for the Regency. Valero is determined to seduce Tristan, and Tristan fears his resolve won't last. His duty is clear, but so is his desire. As the days tick by with no word or ransom from the Regency, Tristan begins to question what loyalty means to his Prince, the Regency he's sworn to, and to the man who holds him captive. He begins to realize that being a prisoner may actually set him free
My Review: If there had been more of a Science Fiction feel to this it would have got 5* but as it is it only got 4* and most of that was for the well written characters. The main storyline of Tristan's conversion from duty bound, easy going soldier to disillusioned prisoner and senses deprived at that was very well done. With plenty of emphasis on how the lack of sight changed everything for him from how he reacted to situations to how he felt about people. I just wish it wasn't the kind of story that could have taken place anywhere and any when. In fact he spaceships and the flashguns were about the only thing remotely science fiction about the story.
And at last I have read all the Love's Landscapes stories.
The Rake, the Rogue and the Roué by Eric Alan Westfall 5*
Don't forget that yesterday's post has a prize attached.