5th November 2009, Orbit
394 pages, Paperback
Yunaleska's recommended rating: ♥♥♥
Sci-fi with jellyfish! Not literally jelly fish, but jelly fish type beings are keeping Mira Fedor. imprisoned. All because she's pregnant. Apparently they are interested in the regeneration abilities she possesses, and her fetus has them in a higher ability. It's a good thing for her that she's got a few mercenaries looking to rescue her. Although she was doing a good job on her own, by befriending one of the jelly-fish like creatures she escapes her prison. Or tries to. You can only get so far when a planet is in the process of regenerating.
The story follows the point of views of the other characters, including the evil man Tekton who raped Mira and is in love with himself, the female mercenary Rast who is looking to save Mira for what appears to be similar reasons as Jo-Jo, and Thales who learns a few things about a friend which he'd rather not know.
I didn't get much further into the highly imaginative world of alien beings in different worlds - I stopped at half way. The content had a few blushables up until then, but the S&M content wasn't for me.
Marianne de Pierres has written several series, which can be found on her website. I'll be checking them out when I can.
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