Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins Unabridged 4. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again. Investigating screams from the parking lot, Kyrie stumbles upon a blood-spattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. The dragon changes back into her coworker, Tom, naked, dazed, and unable to remember how he got there.
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Shelves: science-fiction , audiobook , romance , female-protagonist , space-opera , female-author , space , heinleinesque , near-space You have to love a heroine named Athena Hera Sinistra.
A little Mary Sue-ish? You have to love a heroine named Athena Hera Sinistra. Athena Hera Sinistra is the daughter of a Patrician, one of the "Goodmen" who rule Earth as an oligarchy. Okay, the science is a little dodgy. Athena gets picked up by one of the legendary "Darkship Thieves," who steal power pods and flee back to their secret base in the outer solar system.
Carried off by the superhuman genetically-enhanced cat-man, Athena begins what is of course an inevitable kiss-kiss-slap romance with our futuristic space highwayman. She learns about their advanced asteroid, "Eden," run along vaguely anarcho-libertarian principles, and begins to become integrated into their society. Darkship Thieves was a fun romp.
The writing is just okay and the story was, as I said, largely rehashed Heinlein, with a stronger romantic element, but if you like classic SF, this is a fairly well-executed tribute. Morrissey, not the cats. How did this escape my bestiality bookshelf? The naked chick on the cover is taken hostage by a race of quasi cat people who were mutated eons ago for nefarious governmental purposes.
They started their own planet. They also hate humans. He has a dark past because his previous wife killed herself. Should she trust him with her own love?
And get Yes, please! And get over the ick factor from sleeping with a cat man? That last part is easier for her than the first part. She probably watched anime porn at home. I think planet? Oh, and I was embarrassed by the hideous cover. I suck. I remember the naked chick has daddy issues.
She was kicked out of loads of fancy schools for being a troublemaker.
Sarah A. Hoyt