Mirage (Web Shifter's Library, Book 2)
The second book in the Web Shifter's Library series returns tothe adventures of Esen, a shapeshifting alien who must navigate theperils of a hostile universe.Relationships get complicated when you don’t know who—orwhat—you really are. Esen must find a way to rescue a hapless groupof chimeras, beings who are a new and unique blend of species sheknows, when she can’t become one herself. When Evan Gooseberrytries to help, he is shattered to learn he himself isn’t entirelyHuman and begins to suspect his new friend Esen isn’t what sheseems.Complicating matters, a mysterious contagion has killed the crewof the ship that brought the chimeras—and Evan—to Botharis.Everyone’s been quarantined inside the All Species’ Library ofLinguistics and Culture, including over a hundred disgruntled alienscholars.The risks climb as Skalet and Lionel continue their quest tosolve the disappearance of Paul’s mother’s ship, the SiderealPathfinder, only to find themselves caught in a tangle of loyaltiesas Skalet is betrayed by her own Kraal affiliates, who infiltratethe Library.All of which would be quite enough for one Web-being’s day, butPaul Ragem hopes to rekindle the romance of his first love. A shameEsen hasn’t told him who’s hiding in their greenhouse.