What Have You Missed in Star Wars?

Remember your first romance? It probably ended with holding hands, vibrating butterflies in your bellies, a kiss maybe? That’s exactly what they’ve shown us about Anakin and Padmé! And then bang: “The wedding of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala took place in 22 BBY by way of secret ceremony at the Varykino lake retreat in Naboo’s Lake Country.” Leap forward through bloody scenes of distant wars and Padmé gives birth to their twins, a baby boy and a baby girl. So, out of this romantic stuff, legends are made to last beyond the life span of a galaxy.

Have you ever wondered what actually happens at the core of these heavenly romances? What’s the story behind the curtains? If you did, as I did, then waste no minute and start reading “Hers to Command” by Patricia Knight. In many space operas, including the outstanding Star Wars films, the battles and the ships and the politics and, of course, the characters in their startling garments, take the center stage. You are not allowed to peek into the intimate chambers where all the new players are made (for coming sequels), conceived out of crystal springs of love, on the surges of passion and the music of rebellious romance, as the old ones consume themselves through hells and heavens of tensions, pains and pleasures.

Have you felt betrayed by those grand space operas? Has the rating policy taken away from you the most tasteful scenes of the superb story? Not so in “Hers to Command!” While reading this exceptional book, I raised my eyes, times and times again, looking up to the blue sky – this most convenient screen to project your mind’s imagination on. What I have seen has delighted my soul in too many ways to write about in a single review.

The ways of Verdantia are like the ways of Earth, some of them, or unlike the norms known to us, some more of them. What counts, at the end of the day (whatever planetary day), is that “Hers to Command” is a must read for any romantic sci-fi gal (or guy) and that this reading screams for a movie. A romantic, sensual, erotic, space opera able to nascent new lasting legends. I want to see the movie!


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