Restored to her former state of health (and determination) Lady Cecelia goes in search of fresh bloodstock – she's had enough of politics. But once again she manages to put herself – and Heris Serrano – at the point where lightning will strike. This time it's invasion from the neighboring empire: The Benignity of the Compassionate Hand. Heris is only a civilian now, with a space yacht – what can she do in the face of a full-scale fleet of warships? But she is also a Serrano – born to lead.
Elizabeth Moon is an American fantasy and science fiction author. She was born born 1945. She grew up on the Texas-Mexico border. She has degrees in history and biology, and she programmed computers while in the Marine Corps.
She began writing stories in childhood, but didn't make a fiction sale until she was forty. She has several books in print, including The Speed of Dark. She and her husband live in Central Texas; their son, in his early twenties, is autistic.
She loves the outdoors, rides horses, sings in a choir, and would rather do anything than clean house.
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Photo: Elizabeth Moon at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Szymon Sokół.