After winning the civil war in Eden, Athena returns to her calling, collecting powerpods with her husband Kit. Now weeks away from Earth, she goes into labor. To make matters worse, a strange ship attacks Athena and Kit’s Cathouse and kidnaps Athena’s husband. That ship is called Je Reviens. It’s a named steeped in history—and not the good kind of history.
Hot on Kit’s trail, Athena discovers that you shouldn’t name a ship Je Reviens unless you intend it to return. The genetically modified Mules are back, and they have a plan to prevent themselves from being exiled ever again. And if the Mules win, the best thing humanity can hope for is slavery.
The worst is death.
While a bio-engineered plague wreaks havoc on the forces of liberty, Athena must risk herself, her husband, and her child for the survival of humanity.
The Mules may be about to find out what revenge truly is: one angry mother.
Meet the Author
Sarah A. Hoyt is the author of a dozen novels in various genres, such as the award-winning Darkship science fiction adventure series, including Darkship Thieves, Darkship Renegades, A Few Good Men, and Through Fire, as well as the Shifter saga, including previous entries Draw One in the Dark, Gentleman Takes a Chance, and Noah's Boy. She is also the author of the acclaimed Shakespearean fantasy series, starting with the Mythopoeic award finalist Ill Met by Moonlight. An avid history buff and longtime reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery, Hoyt has published over three dozen short stories in esteemed magazines such as Asimov's, Analog, Amazing, and Weird Tales, as well as many anthologies. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons, and a pride of cats.