For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.
For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.
I am an avid fan of Pippa's, so I was ecstatic to get a hold of her new release. Safe to say that I was not disappointed. Though Tethered is a shorter work, she manages to pack a lot of action and character development into 135 pages. Tyree is instantly likeable and even though she's part of an alien race and an assassin, she's full of awesome and win. She's hired to protect diplomat Zander D'joren, a human. The problem is that Tyree isn't a bodyguard--she's used to killing, not protecting. And worse, she's forced to pretend to be Zander's deceased wife and co-delegate Mirsee, a defective Inc-Su. There's a tangled web of lies and assassination attempts woven throughout the story, and a lot of Tyree getting knocked down a peg or fifteen. The book is beautifully written, full of vibrant language and visuals befitting the science fiction genre. And the love story she weaves between Zander and Tyree adds to the overall plot rather than detracting like romances often can.
I very much love the world Pippa has developed and look forward to spending more time in it. If you are a fan of science fiction romance, do yourself a favor and pick up Tethered.
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