Edward Hoornaert is a Tucson author of romance and romantic science fiction (a combination of genres that is said to be becoming increasingly popular among readers). Don’t miss Ed’s bio on his Amazon Author page. Very interesting!!! Edward Hoornaert
Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert is a light and easy science fiction read. It's more of a romance set in a sci-fi mode, which means it relies less on science and more on the character development that critics often say is lacking in this genre. The story takes place in a relatively compact timeline so there is plenty of action intermixed with plenty of romantic angst.
I always enjoy poetic writing, i.e., the use of good metaphor to describe places, emotions, things. The use of vocabulary (another thing poets love) is evocative and makes reading the story fun. Too often modern writing is all about action and forgets the descriptions that allow the reader to enter the world the writer created. Hoornaert gives the reader just enough, not too much, to get a sense of the atmosphere. He could have extended the story with more detailed descriptions but instead guides the reader to use his or her imagination. With a postscript that thanks the reader for their attention, I'm sure this is intentional.
Overall a good quick read with a satisfying ending. Don't read too much into that, though; I like science fiction because it ends more like the real world instead of all "happily-ever-after."
Karen Sucharski is an award winning poet, former journalist and current ceramic artist working and living in Ajo, Az.