The Latest Novel in the Exciting Liaden Universe® Space Adventure Series. The Sequel to Saltation.
Aelliana Caylon has endured much, and finally, she appears to have won all: a spaceship, comrades, friends and the love of a pilot she adores.
Even better that her lover—the man who was destined for her, a man as much a loner as she—is also the Delm of Korval, arguably the most powerful person on all of Liad. He has the power to remove her and protect her from the toxic environment of her home Clan. Best of all, he agrees to sit as her co-pilot and her partner in a courier business.
Even happy endings sometimes show a few flaws. Such as Aelliana's home clan being not as agreeable to letting her go as it had first seemed. And the fact that someone is stealing pilots in the Low Port, which falls within the Delm of Korval's honor. Oh, and the revelation that the man she loves—the man who is destined for her—isn't entirely the man she thought he was. And finally, she discovers that even the lift from Liad she'd so fervently desired, is part of a larger plan, a plan requiring her to be someone she never thought she was, or could be.
Praise for the Liaden Universe series:
“Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.” —Anne McCaffrey
“These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.” Elizabeth Moon
|Series:||Liaden Universe Series , #13|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine with two insistent muses in the form of cats and a large cast of characters. The husband-and-wife team's collaborative work in science fiction and fantasy include twelve novels and numerous short stories in their award-winning Liaden Universe®. In addition to their collaborative work, Steve has seen short stories, nonfiction, and reviews published under his name, while Sharon has seen published short stories, newspaper pieces, and two mystery novels.
Steve was the founding curator of the University of Maryland's Kuhn Library Science Fiction Research Collection and a former Nebula juror. For five years, Sharon served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, consecutively as Executive Director, Vice President and President. Sharon's interests include music, seashores and pine cones. Steve also enjoys music, plays tournament chess, and collects cat whiskers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been a fan of Lee and Miller's Liaden novels from the very beginning, and I'm thrilled to report that MOUSE AND DRAGON is a fantastic addition to this universe. While recovering at home with a bum ankle, a friend sent me a care package that included MOUSE AND DRAGON, and I devoured the book in a single evening. Adventure, humor, romance, political scheming, all the hallmarks of a Liaden adventure, with characters that you care passionately about. New fans and old will enjoy this tale. Go, read, enjoy!
Backfills are hard books to write. We know from other books that Alliana is dead but is within Daav. That being said, this is up to the first of the Liadan series. The series excels with poignant humor. This one does as well as any, and better than most. After the prince rescues then princess what happens. That is the crux of Mouse and Dragon
If this is your first Liaden Universe read, you are in for a lot of excellent reading. Ignore the cheesy cover art, go online, type in Liaden reading order get this series and read it in timeline order. They are finally all available from B&N. Prepare yourself for a seaon of can't-put-em-down reading. It's all there, action, adventure, laughter, love, characters you will care about, and best of all, impeccably fine writting.
I so glad this story finally got written, but oh my it will make you cry...for whatever reason, i get so involved with these people that the emotional response is as if they were family. What more can you ask from a book? Well, in my case, simply cry out for MORE! Thank you, Sherri and Steve!