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Source Book Title(s)  Excerpt 
  House of Zeor

In The Unity Trilogy

Fantasy Review April 1986

Lorrah, Jean.  Ambrov Keon. [A Sime/Gen novel.] DAW, New York, February 1986, 256p. $2.95 paper.  ISBN --0-88677-109-9

Ambrov Keon

In The Unity Trilogy

... Lorrah adds her solo effort to the series with a bang-up story of one Simes' attempts to disjunct -- to eschew the killing of Gens.

Risa Tigue, an intelligent young Sime businesswoman, meets Sergi ambrov Keon, one of the Companions who donates selyn voluntearily to Channels, the Simes who can take selyn without killing the Gen and then transfer it to disjunct Simes.  Sergi recognizes Risa as a powerful potential Channel and persuades her to try to disjunct and then learn to use her abilities.  He also wants to marry her, but Risa is wary of any restrictions on her freedom. 

Lorrah has crafted an effective and suspenseful narrative, skillfully inserting background information without interrupting the tension and flow of the story.  the ambience of Keon is a new dimension to the series, and fans will demand this vital episode.  

-----------------------Susan L. Nickerson

Fantasy Review, November 1986

Lictenberg, Jacqueline, and Jean Lorrah.  Zelerod's Doom.  DAW, NY, August 1986, 277p. $3.50 paper ISBN 0-88677-145-5

Zelerod's Doom


The Unity Trilogy

... Mathematician Zelerod had predicted statistically that the day would come when the number of Gens would equal the number of Simes, and when each Sime had taken the selyn from a Gen (killing the Gen in the process), the Simes would die of attrition, thus ending the human race on Earth.

This day is fast approaching.  Drought and famine, government mismanagement, and the depredations of Freeband Raiders have so diminished the Gen population that the Householdings are the only stable sources of supply.  


Devotees of the series are gonna love this!  Lichtenberg and Lorrah pull out all the stops and present Doom in magnified scael: armies clashing, pain, terror, diplomatic ructions, all the usual alarums and excursions write large on a vast stage.  Totally engrossing, this novel is not the place to begin for new readers, for the farther the authors get into the series, the more perfunctory become their bits of background explanation.  The novels no longer stand alone very well, but who cares?  Anyone who can accept the basic premise of the human race mutated into two symbiotic sub-groups will probably be sucked in completely and will have to read all the episodes.  Doom includes a list of characters and a helpful (though incomplete) glossary.  Recommended. 
------------Susan L. Nickerson