Heart of Desire

Heart of Desire

11.11.11 Redux

Fiction - Science Fiction
380 Pages
Reviewed on 12/09/2015
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Author Biography

AKA Katerwriter, Kate Robinson began her literary career writing bad poetry at age ten. After working as a grocery clerk, nursing assistant and home health aide, city bus driver, museum aide, a variety of clerical positions, and K-12 substitute teacher, all while studying (BA 1999, MA 2010) and raising a family, scribbling looked like a suitable diversion.

Kate honed her creative writing and editing chops in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Wales, and Kenya, which serves her well as chief word-whacker at Starstone Lit Services and Tootie-Do Press near Los Angeles.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ryan Jordan for Readers' Favorite

Heart of Desire by Kate Robinson is an interesting science fiction novel with mixed conspiracy theory and alternate reality elements that showcase a large cast of characters caught in a sticky situation. Tess and her daughter stand at the center of the story, running away from people who are chasing them because of her daughter’s relationship to her father, who has since become President of the United States. This is the introduction to the story, along with the President’s obsession with ET and aliens as he plans to give the entire world a briefing about how integrated aliens are. Gradually, the novel shifts from background information and exposition to show three parallel narratives that are all linked together between the President wandering the desert, Tess trying to survive with help from her friends Marshall and Savannah, and Tess’s brother Paul who is in a relationship with a man who is conveniently working with the enemies.

One of the most telling lines in the novel is when one of the characters hangs a lantern on the entire story: “...this is beginning to sound like some bad movie.” Heart of Desire is a well-told story with a lot of moving parts that Kate Robinson deftly juggles. It can be a little bit difficult to keep up with at times because there are three different stories running in parallel, but each of the stories is interesting in and of themselves and contribute to the whole. There are lots of great things in this novel and it is an enjoyable read. Kate Robinson has presented a fine story with Heart of Desire, and I look forward to seeing what she will come out with next.