Book Three in the Blade Dancer Series
Rulers try to suppress her. Humans want her dead, and a powerful male intends to possess her no matter the cost. They should have known better.
Mikial drags her reluctant people toward a tumultuous future where they can stand against human incursion as a united race. She learns that the true cost of leadership is paid in fraying friendships and strained alliances. It is the best time to discover love in anotherís arms. It is the worst time for humans to return to her world.
Defiant Dancer continues the story of Mikial Haran, bringing with it all the traditions and strife of an alien people facing the challenges of first contact.
Edited by Judy Gill. Published by Burst Books. Artwork by Ellen Smith