Morrigan (Worldship Files #4) by Erik Schubach
English | 2020| Sci – FI | ePUB | 3.5 MB
Erik Schubach is the author of lesbian romance novels such as Music of the Soul and SciFi novels. His books are about empowering women, and creating likeable characters that are shunned by society but come out stronger in the end.
When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later.
With the Worldship adding the wayward Cityships to the slowly evolving fleet, it quickly becomes apparent that there will not be enough raw materials and supplies to make it to their new home without the sacrifice of thousands.
Knith leads a small crew on a volunteer mission, offworld, to acquire what they need… a new heart for the Leviathan.
What starts as wonder, being the first human to set foot an a new world, quickly becomes a fight for survival.
I have to admit that the negotiation was a little more interesting than I thought it might be. I mean, the Fae are used to people fawning over them. Men and women of most of the races idealized them and acted like groupies at an Irontown Clank concert in the Beta-C ring.
They haven’t dealt with a woman wizened with age, who could appreciate the pretty wrapper, but not be charmed by the person beneath it. I realized that she’d do well in the negotiation for the most part when she interrupted Lord Lauran almost immediately when he tried to lead the negotiations by starting out, declaring for the record that the negotiations were between his holdings in the Summer Court and the Cityship Redemption.
She spoke over him, “Point of order, young man. The Cityship Sojourner. When the Outliers mutinied and took over the ship and the Yammato, before destroying the other Cityships of non-believers, they renamed the Sojourner to Redemption, to reflect their warped vision of wresting the Leviathan and the Ka’Ifinitum from the hands of the magical races that they had deemed cockroaches.”
Then she inclined her head. “So the reclaiming of our original name was ratified just this morning with the city council of our vessel.”
Lauran’s eyes looked frustrated that she had interrupted his flow, but his smooth and likely practiced smile didn’t reflect it. “Of course Madame Mayor. Negotiations between the Summerland holdings of Lord Lauran, and the Cityship Sojourner.”
She smiled as if to give praise to a misguided child, and I knew at that moment that she was one of my favorite humans ever. I know it sounds like I don’t have any great love for the Fae, I am after all, hopelessly in love with the slightly rebellious Princess Aurora of the Winter Court. It’s just that seeing the people who have come out on the losing end of Greater Fae contracts, and having been taken by a Fae Lord who cut me open to harvest my eggs, and then attempted to kill me afterward, makes me a little reticent to embrace them as a whole.
Add to that, the fact the Fae Queens have each seen fit to place their mark on me without my consent, and you can see where I may not be the best person to cheer them on. I know there are good Fae and bad Fae, but some stuff is hard to get over. I’m overly fond of quite a few in the Winter and one or two in the Summer courts as well, so there is that.