Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ★★★★★
It has been five years since last we checked in on the planet of Tah’Nar. Keyno and Dale are raising their six-year-old twins, Radeon and Szin. While Radeon has inherited the Tah’Narian genes, Sziin, who is mostly human, can usually hold his own against his twin. The most important thing is that they still share their special link that they developed while Dale was carrying them.
As the calendar turns toward the end of the year, Dale is feeling the pull of what would be the Christmas season back on Earth. While Dale has introduced some human traditions into his new world such as young (baby) showers, he misses the family gatherings at Christmas time. While the religious aspects for the holiday might not go over on his new home planet, he feels that the idea of family celebrations and the spirit of good will towards all would go well in Tah’Narian society.
Unknown to Dale, his mate Keyno has sent a ship back to earth to give Dale just what he wants. He has arranged with Dale’s parents to ship the traditional Christmas decorations that are found on Earth. While the idea of cutting a tree down is antithetical to Tah’Narian culture, he compromises and plans to dig up a tree to use for the season before replanting it after the celebration. Keyno has also arranged for all their friends to join in the celebration. Dale receives the ultimate surprise when the ship lands and more than just the decorations have arrived from earth.
This is a warm holiday story that provides a glimpse into life several years after the ending of The Harvest set of books. The twins along with their friend Takeo play the role of energy filled six year olds well. It is almost like having a set of triplets when the three of them are together. You can tell that Keyno and Dale are still very much in love and will do anything to make each other happy. This is a perfect side story to the series.
The cover art by Alicia Nordwell is spot on. It shows the pink Christmas tree with presents underneath sitting next to a window in Dale and Keyno’s tree house. It is the perfect cover for the holiday story.
Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Published November 30th 2015
SeriesThe Harvest #3h
Series: The Harvest
- Taken (The Harvest #1)
- Journey’s End (The Harvest #2)
- A Tah’Narian Christmas (The Harvest #3)