The planet of Benan Ty is just another poor and violent ex-Terran colony. Now the Chi!me, the major power in the galaxy, are coming to broker a peace deal between guerrilla group ViaVera and the government.
For Quila, a rising figure in the Chi!me diplomatic service, the posting to Benan Ty could be the making of her career. Meanwhile Terise, one of ViaVera’s inner circle, is just trying to get her lover out with his life. But in a conflict where no side’s motivations are pure, they are both about to discover how much they have to lose.
Set in a future where humanity has gone to the stars, but taken exploitation and oppression with them, this is a story of imperialism, resistance, friendship and ultimately, liberation.
Reviews for the Book
'...an entertaining and exciting book about a serious subject, with a female hero whose optimism gives us everything to root for' Stephen Theaker, Theaker's Quarterly Fiction '...[a] glitteringly good debut novel' The Morning Star 'Graham-Leigh has written a book that stands with the unremarked, the overlooked, the dispossessed...a remarkable achievement' Counterfire
About the Author: Elaine Graham-Leigh
Elaine Graham-Leigh is a political campaigner, with a particular interest in climate change and a medieval historian who also writes science fiction. She is a member of Counterfire and has written widely for www.counterfire.org on a range of political issues.
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