Haydn of Mars

Haydn of Mars

Al Sarrantonio

Synopsis of Haydn of Mars

On Mars, in the distant future, the princess Haydn's arranged marriage cannot save her beloved Republic. Her arch-enemy, the warrior-woman Frane, seeks to make herself Queen while Haydn--the legitimate heir-- must flee for her life.

A reluctant symbol for those who would restore the monarchy, Haydn is too young and unprepared to assume the throne--but determined to become a great Queen. With a bounty on her head, she will make a perilous journey to the realization that--in order to save her world-- she must sacrifice all that she holds dear.

Reviews of Haydn of Mars


Dealing with eternal issues of duty and love, loyalty and sacrifice, intellectual thirst and love of one's homeland, Haydn of Mars is the cat's pajamas. -- Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com

Al Sarrantonio writes an enthralling Martian science fiction tale that leaves fans purring in delight as two more cat tales will follow. -- Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner's Review Archive