Amidst brutal warfare, belonging seems a trite concept. A pipe dream, the stuff of naive fairy tales. But not for Salryc Luxx.
Private Luxx—Sal for short—is iliri, a member of a race surreptitiously dubbed “their kind” by humans and bred thousands of years ago to protect them. Humans consider them expendable, barely more than animals. Freaks. But in a karmic twist of fate, they’re also one of mankind’s most feared predators.
Abused and enslaved, the only control Sal has over her life is what military unit she serves with – if she’s good enough to be accepted, that is – and the only one to consider her is the best in the country, the Black Blades. To be feared as a Black Blade is as close to freedom as an iliran can get.
Everyone has secrets, and the Blades are no different. But acceptance into the Blades gives Sal…
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