Lisa Packard


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, S.E. Wendel, Forgiveness, Aliens, Space, Travel

Document Type

Book Review


Yaro, the Charneki captain of the guard has been captured and is being held prisoner. Elena, the soldier guarding him, talks to him even though he doesn't understand. As she's talking to him, Rhys is offered a job as the translator of Yaro so the humans can understand what he's saying. During this time, Zeneba, the mara of the Charneki, has become cold and bitter, unable to forgive the humans for the death of her brother. As she's preparing how best to get rid of them, the General hatches her own plan of sending Yaro back home with some soldiers that can infiltrate the city and destroy the Charneki. Rhys and Elena do not realize the trap they are walking into. Hugh overhears the plan and leaves to rescue Rhys and warn him, only to find out it's too late. Zeneba lets Elena go to tell the General to back off and intercepts Hugh, stopping him from walking into a trap.