A STERKARM KISS by Susan Price

A STERKARM KISS

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Andrea Mitchell has found contentment, if not joy, in the 21st century, her sojourn in the 16th century just memories of intense joy and terror (The Sterkarm Handshake, 2000). But when both her 16th-century lover Per and 21st-century corporate nemesis Windsor reappear, she seizes the opportunity to go back in time and try again. It seems, though, that this Per is not her Per; that Windsor has given up on her 16th century and decided to exploit a slightly different 16th century a few dimensions removed. Back Andrea goes through the Time Tube, only to discover that this new Per is about to marry the daughter of the Sterkarms’ arch-enemies, in what turns out to be the tip of a very large and Windsor-engineered iceberg. Price serves up a darker offering than before, full of blood and anguish, as a brutal cycle of revenge is triggered, and Andrea realizes that however closely these Sterkarms resemble her own beloved friends, these are entirely different people shaped by their own circumstances. The cliffhanger ending promises a sequel—but one that cannot come quickly enough. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-072197-9
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2004




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