Second edition, with updated cover.
Amaya is the youngest niece of the king. Once she believed she was only good for a marriage alliance, but now she knows her destiny is far greater. She has magic! Seduced and initiated into the erotic, disciplined world of magicians, she is unable to resist both temptation and adventure.
The cruel High Priest of the Sun God has a nefarious plan for Amaya: he is going to damage her reputation and have her sent away to a convent. But Amaya is not a shy, sad girl anymore—she is a magician, and she won’t surrender!
Kez is ship’s cook on a stolen ship crewed by pirates. The pirates are on the run from the corrupt Ascendancy government, and they’ve just picked up two new passengers: ‘unicorn’ people, aliens also fleeing for their lives.
Between towering trees and deadly desert, Kez and xir crewmates explore the dangers and wonders of a new, unexplored planet. Kez finds xirself embroiled in an unwitting rivalry over the lovely alien Seely, even as the crew struggles to find a water source. But water and sex might be the least of their worries…