Ever wish that Mary Stewart had turned her hand to science fiction after finishing the Merlin series?  M. K. Wren’s Phoenix Legacy is like that – a terrific trilogy of romance novels in a science fiction setting. Thoroughly thought out, memorable characters, good and evil, and rousing space battles make for a story you can’t put down.  I encountered these books in an Oregon coast bookstore many years ago (M. K. Wren is a local author), and I’m glad I did.  Wren mainly seems to have written detective stories, one of which I read and was not particularly excited about.  But if you liked The Crystal Cave – real, human characters in a speculative setting – you’ll like The Phoenix Legacy.