Clans of Kalquor short story collection. Nine tales revisiting the alien clans and their Earther mates: Hunted - Amelia Ryan is stalked through the Kalquorian wilderness by a dangerous Nobek with no chance for escape. Abduction – Rebellion is brewing on Kalquor, and Empress Jessica is the insurgents’ latest target. The Negotiation – Saucin Israla must deal with Earther Colonel Tyler Carter, a man whose threat involves her heart. Michaela’s Child – Michaela Blake finally has a child of her own, but how will she regain her clan? The Sentence – Cassidy Hamilton’s grandfather faces a sentence worse than death for his part in Armageddon. A Family Affair – A clandestine tryst re-opens old wounds for the Imperial Family. An Improper Proposal – Lindsey McInness’ clan’s homecoming is marred by the machinations of a greedy councilman. Sins of the Past – Imdiko Krijero and Nobek Wynhod’s past may cost Dani Watson her life. Prelude to Redemption – Young Dramok Sojan finds more than he bargained for in the ruins of an Earther women’s prison: broken but unbowed revolutionary Rachel Hicks.
This was a very enjoyable book filled with wonderful short stories about characters that we have grown to love from the other books in the series. It was like going to visit old friends!