Symbiosis (Escaping Exodus, Book 2)
The Compton Crook Award-winning author weavesher trademark blend of science fiction and dark humor in thisdazzling story that continues the imaginative saga begun inEscaping Exodus, in which a society lives in the belly ofa beast—and an entire civilization's survival depends on a pair ofuneasy allies who must come together for one epicbattle.Nearly a thousand years removed from Earth, the remnants ofhumanity cling to existence inside giant, space faring creaturesknown as the Zenzee. Abused and exploited by humans forgenerations, these majestic animals nearly went extinct, but underthe command of its newly minted ruler, Doka Kaleigh, life in theParados I has flourished. Thanks to careful oversight and sacrificeby all of its crew, they are now on the brink of utopia, and yetDoka’s rivals feel threatened by that success. The Senate allowedDoka to lead their people believing he’d fail spectacularly—adisaster that would cement the legitimacy of their long-standingmatriarchy. Despite vocal opposition and blatant attacks on hisauthority, Doka has continued to handle his position with grace andintelligence; he knows a single misstep means disaster. When acataclysmic event on another Zenzee world forces Doka and hispeople to accept thousands of refugees, a culture clash erupts,revealing secrets from the past that could endanger their future.For Doka, the stakes are bigger and more personal than everbefore—and could cost him his reign and his heart.He has fallen for the one woman he is forbidden to love: hiswife, Seske.Doka and Seske must work closely together to sway the otherZenzee worlds to stop their cycles of destruction. But when theystumble upon a discovery that can transform their world, they knowthey must prepare to fight a battle where there can be no winners,only survivors.