InterGal Corporation has long desired to exploit the resource-rich Petaybee. But the planet and its guardians, led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, along with their twin children, Ronan and Murel, have successfully thwarted every attempt by the Corporation to impose its iron-fisted dominion. Until now. With a bold move, InterGal's military arm has dispatched an invading force to subdue the planet once and for all.
While their parents work to foil the assault, Ronan and Murel are captured and sent to a desolate prison world where an old enemy, Dr. Mabo, waits to continue her cruel experiments on the shape-changing siblings. The twins only hope of escape lies in the uncharted seas of the prison planet. But in the murky depths, something else is waiting. . . .
About the Author
Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern novels, is one of science fiction s most popular authors. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, winner of the Nebula Award for her novel The Healer s War, is the author of numerous fantasy novels. She has co-authored ten other novels with Anne McCaffrey. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State."
“The suspense is palpable, the pace is breathtaking, and the interspecies interactions are engaging.”—Booklist
“The collaborative effort by veterans McCaffrey and Scarborough brings together two consummate storytellers in an adventure suitable for both YA and adult audiences.”—Library Journal
“Magnificent . . . a glorious conclusion.”—SFRevu