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Publisher Description

#5 from Baen in the award-winning Liaden Universer saga. Space ships, action, adventure-all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and intrigue. First Class courier pilot Theo Waitley was already known as a nexus of violence-and then she inherited the precarious captaincy of a mysterious self-aware ship. Now she has a trade route to run for Clan Korval while she convinces the near mythic ghost ship Bechimo-and herself-that she wants to commit herself as the human side to their immensely powerful symbiosis. While her former lover battles a nano-virus that's eating him alive, Theo is challenged to rescue hundreds of stranded pilots and crewmen from an explosive situation in near orbit around a suddenly hostile planet. Lovers, enemies, an ex-roomie, and a jealous spaceship are all in peril as Theo wields power that no one in the universe is sure of, especially her. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 30
Baen Books
Baen Publishing Enterprises

Customer Reviews

Gypsyharte ,

My Favorite

Possibly my favorite of all the Theo centric books. However, there's much to love within these pages! Continuing the Uncle's storyline, sentient ships, the adventures of Clan Korval! It's tantalizing, but I trust the authors will reveal all in the fullness of time.

DrTal ,


I love the laden books. They provide the most wonderful mix of romance manners and science-fiction as well as culture and something more than the usual shoot them up that I can't express how enjoyable they Can be. I love giving a copy to a friend who doesn't read sci-fi and tell them that if they don't enjoy it then give it back. I have never gotten one back. This story further develops the character of Theo Waitley, A pilot that is of Koval and does not nor nor today

James Weible ,

Very good except...

The continuing alteration of Theo's love interest is IMHO a disconnect from the character built and grown over the series. Other than that I was drawn into and trapped in the story, spending my spare time to read as much as possible.

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