Crystal Healer: A Stardoc Novel by S. L. ViehlCrystal Healer: A Stardoc Novel by S. L. Viehl

Crystal Healer: A Stardoc Novel

byS. L. Viehl

Mass Market Paperback | August 4, 2009

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Genetically engineered interstellar surgeon Dr. Cherijo Torin, her husband Duncan Reever, and a handpicked crew journey to the planet oKia to locate a strange black mineral that is the source of an intergalactic epidemic. When one of the crew members becomes infected, his body slowly begins to crystallize. While Cherijo races to save the crew member, mercenaries arrive in the oKia system, wanting Cherijo's genes-and her near immortality. It will take all of her abilities to elude the mercenaries and discover the black crystal's secrets before it's too late.
S. L. Viehl is the author of several novels including the Stardoc series, the Bio Rescue series, as well as Paradise Island, and Blade Dancer. She lives in Florida with her family.
Title:Crystal Healer: A Stardoc NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.85 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0451462858

ISBN - 13:9780451462855

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Waste of Time....At Least Until The End It's been a while since I read Crystal Healer...almost a year, in fact. But it has taken this long for me to get over yet another huge disappointment in a 3 book line of betrayal. I expected Cherijo. I hoped for Cherijo, darn it all!!! What I got was about 350 pages of Jarn. Uggg. Sure, we learned why she and Duncan are immortal and there was another sub-par mystery...but it still lacked that bite that I loved so much in the first 5 StarDoc books. But what really resonated with me was how it seemed like Viehl just wanted it to END. The book; the series as a whole. This book, moreso than the others, read as though Veihl is now only writing the series because she HAS to. She was contracted for a certain amount, wasn't she? Personally, I feel like the instant she started in on the Lynn Viehl series' of books she left us StarDoc fans behind. ***SPOILER ALERT*** The only reason this book got 2 stars instead of 1 was the reincarnation of Cherijo. JARN IS DEAD. I was so ecstatically happy to see Cherijo's words written on the last several pages I was almost able to overlook Duncan's disappointment. Cherijo is back!!! For one more book, anyway. End result: If you're a die-hard like me, you'll have to read it. Skim if you must, but at least savour the last bits!
Date published: 2010-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another in a long line of so so novels It's Cherijo again. Or Jarn. Whichever. Well, it took a while to read but I finally finished it. Like many of the previous novels it was fairly cerebral and relied heavily on previous novels in the series. It also incorporated characters and/or story lines from a spin off series. If your addicted to this series you'll probably enjoy this book. If not...then not.
Date published: 2009-08-12