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y separately published work icon Heir's Revenge single work   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Is part of Return of the Aghyrians Patty Jansen , 2012 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Heir's Revenge
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'If Miran had princesses, Ellisandra Takumar would be one. Smart, pretty, engaged to a high-profile man, everything a high-class Mirani woman should be. But things are not well in Miran. Many years of boycotts have taken their toll on society, and the regime becomes more desperate to keep its citizens under control. Revolt is brewing. As director of the state theatre, Ellisandra has been asked to stage a violent traditional play, which stands stiff with threatening political messages for the populace. She hates it, but speaking out would risk that she’d be cast out from the only world she’s ever known.

'Next to her house is the burnt ruin of the house of another high-class family, the Andrahar family. They fled Miran for political reasons when Ellisandra was a little girl and the house has lain untouched ever since. One night, she spots a mysterious young man walking around the yard, putting out pegs and pieces of string. He’s re-building the house. That makes no sense, because the family is no longer welcome in Miran, and who is he anyway?

'She is curious and investigates. He seems too good-natured and naïve for his own good, so rather than telling her brothers, she tries to shield him from her own society. And so starts the slide that leads to her being cast out from the only life she’s ever known.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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    y separately published work icon Return of the Aghyrians Omnibus Patty Jansen , Sydney : Capricornia Publications , 2014 20805168 2014 selected work novel science fiction

    'A space opera series that spans four self-contained stories that add up to a larger tale.

    'In Watcher’s Web, Jessica is lost on an alien world after a plane crash, or that’s what she thinks. In her efforts to return home, she discovers a horrible truth about herself. Two men are overly keen to help her, but which of them speaks the truth?

    'In Trader’s Honour, Mikandra has just been accepted as apprentice with an influential Trading family when she sees her life’s dream evaporate from under her. Going to Barresh to locate the family’s missing money sounds simple enough, but she uncovers layers of betrayal by people she trusted.

    'In Soldier’s Duty jaded soldier Izramith accepts a contract providing security for a an event in Barresh. Privately, she is looking for her uncle who disappeared in the neighbouring nation of Miran. He was not the only one; people like him have been disappearing for years. Attempting to free them from the heart of Miran makes her undertake the most hare-brained operation of all her military career.

    'In Heir’s Revenge the task of facing the tyrant of Miran is left to the least likely person of all: Ellisandra, a genteel young lady whose normal job it is to run the Mirani state theatre. She has no guns. Her weapons are words and a single public performance of a classic play.'

    Source : publisher's blurb

    Sydney : Capricornia Publications , 2014
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