Skeen's Return

Product Number: EB00673683
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504038461
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

Trapped in an alternate dimension, the tough and self-confident Skeen confronts slavers, monsters, and alien assassins in a fast-paced space adventure. Skeen is back! Sexy space pilot and larcenous scoundrel-a tomb raider who could give Lara Croft a serious run for her money-the tough, cunning, and seductive master thief takes on a series of Herculean trials in her attempts to escape an alternate dimension in a witty and wonderful hybrid of science fiction and fantasy, space opera and quest adventure, that will enthrall fans of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, and Alan Dean Foster. A fugitive "rooner" wanted by law enforcers throughout the known universe, Skeen has grit, cunning, and a closet full of more skeletons than a suburban cemetery. Now, the intergalactic outlaw is stuck in a dimension that is not her own, surrounded by a small mob of new friends and followers representing the eight different races that inadvertently stumbled into Mistommerk over the centuries. Each member of the motley entourage shares the same goal: to find a way out through the elusive Stranger's Gate. Their road to a possible exit is twisted and dangerous, with all sorts of nastiness waiting around every turn, from hired killers to bizarre ravenous beasts to the terrible shape-shifting Sea Min. Skeen is proving to be a most wily, brave, and determined, if reluctant, leader. But with a confusing plethora of portals leading to numerous strange dimensions and worlds overlapping other worlds, she may be hard pressed to find the right way back-even if she does somehow manage to survive. A masterwork of ingenious world-building and wild invention, beloved science fiction author Jo Clayton's Skeen's Return is a welcome return to the delightfully bizarre universe and alien life-forms so brilliantly imagined in Skeen's Leap, the first volume in an enthralling trilogy featuring one of the most endearingly outrageous heroines in contemporary speculative fiction.

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Author(s): Jo Clayton
Series: Skeen Series No: 2
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2016

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