Sea of Stars (The Kricket Series Book 2)
Amy A. Bartol
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Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger—and more dangerous—than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity…and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents’ clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket’s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales.
A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection—and a home—in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what’s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars.
Winner of the 2015 UtopYA Awards for Book of the Year, Best Book Hangover, Best Couple (Kricket & Trey), and Author of the Year.
him with loathing. With a frown, he straightens. He wants me to say something—he needs it. He’s okay when he’s fighting with me, but the quiet between us bothers him. When I don’t oblige him, he turns his back on me and closes the cargo bay door, then disappears farther into the ship. There is an emptiness in the dim, pale light of the cargo bay. Nothing is familiar. Lights flash, blue, red, yellow, and green on a control panel on the wall. Instruments buzz and beep at odd intervals. It’s
defense minister.” “That won’t work. The defense minister’s throat was cut.” “No, it wasn’t. He was poisoned, and if he doesn’t get an antidote for znou axicote,” I reply, opening the lid of the kafcan pot so that he can see the znou petals floating on the surface of it, “he’ll be dead by the end of the rotation.” Minister Telek’s eyes snap open wide as he rises to his feet, the kafcan cup slipping from his hand to shatter on the floor in front of his Regent-souvenir. He puts his
highway. I wave my hand in front of a panel and open the doors to the Beezway. I walk through and stand at the railing. Several fast-moving hovercars zip past, creating a slipstream that nearly blows the hood of my overcoat back from my head. There’s nothing left for me to do but to climb over the railing and onto the glowing lavender roadway. I press to the side abruptly as a bullet-shaped hover vehicle fires down the tunneling passage; it’s carrying troops dressed in Cavar uniforms. After
the chairs, it’s clear he intends to put me on the bed. “Chair.” I motion to them. I don’t want to lie down. I want to find out where Dylan is. Trey frowns and ignores me. He takes me to the bed and places me gingerly upon it. Jax is next to him; pulling a medical pack from his back, he rummages through it. He pulls out the “grandma goggles” from his pack that I know to be an ostioscope—a medical device that performs full-body scans. Weakly, I fight Jax, trying to look him in the eyes
“You’ve been blocking me. Ever since I tried to kill you in your cell, you’ve been reluctant to let me near you. I guess I’ve caught you at a weak moment,” she smiles, nodding toward the bed. “There was nothing weak about that moment. Did you tell Kyon I’m here?” I ask. “Oh, he knows. If you’re too stupid to use your gifts to find out what he’s planning and stay ahead of him, then you deserve to have him find you and kill your lover.” “As soon as I do figure it out, you’d best