This is the first book in the Ly-san-ter family trilogy. I did not discover until recently on Goodreads that there was a third book in the series. I originally read the first two when they were published back in the 1980s. Anyway, since I have not read them in YEARS, I felt that I definitely needed a refresher.
Warrior’s Woman is one of the first science fiction/romance novels I can remember reading. I have always loved scifi and this was a melding of two of my favorite genres. To add icing to the cake, it is funny . . . very, very funny.
Tedra is a security agent from a technologically advanced world. She has been trained in weapons and hand-to-hand combat. Because she is so dangerous, she has had a hard time finding a man on her world she can respect.
In order to escape an invasion of her world, she is forced to flee her planet. She ends up on a planet of warriors who although not nearly as technologically advanced, are perfectly capable of physically defeating her. At least one of them is . . . Challon.
On Challon’s world, all woman are completely submissive. He has no idea how to react to one who thinks she is his equal.
Tedra has finally found someone she cannot beat in combat, but he refuses to take her seriously.
So, of course, they fall in love.
Throw in an artificially intelligent computer with an attitude named Martha and the fun really begins.
I was a little afraid to re-read this book because I remembered it as being one of my favorites from long ago. Many times, I am disappointed when I read them again years later. That was definitely not the case with this book.
The relationship between Challon and Tedra is touching, but funny. They are each having to deal with a personality they have never encountered before, all while falling in love.
And again, let’s not forget Martha! In her opinion, she knows what is best for Tedra . . . whether it is what Tedra wants or not!
I cannot wait to get to the next two books.