Night Creatures series book 1
Retra is a Seal – one from the sealed community. She may be marked as an outcast and determined to escape but she doesn’t really want to go to Ixion, she has no real desire to party and seek pleasure like the rest of those who choose to go. She just wants to find her brother Joel and he left for Ixion two years ago. There are more things going on though than Retra could possibly have guessed at. Firstly there is the Pirate Ruzalia, who raids the boats, pulling certain people off them, no-one seems to know why.
Then Retra has to survive Ixion and to do that she has to put aside all she has ever learnt and blend in, she needs to start having fun. If she can’t do this she will be withdrawn early and no-one can say exactly what that means. Except perhaps the Ripers, who are the Guardians of Ixion but are they really looking out for everyone or is something much darker going on. Ixion may be a place of pleasure but under the surface there are dark secrets that Retra stumbles upon as she searches for her brother. Retra can’t stay uninvolved, she knows too much.
This is an intricately and darkly woven dance. The layers are well blended, the story compelling. You move silently with Retra as she discovers herself, her strength, and the secrets most seem unwilling to uncover. As she grows from Retra to Naife you know you you have to keep reading to find out what happens next. Retra is accompanied by an eclectic mix of characters that blend well to create the diverse micro-culture that is Ixion.
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN 13: 9781864719888