Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Skeen's Leap - cover

Skeen's Leap

Jo Clayton

Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • 0
  • 3
  • 0

Summary

This fast-paced, gritty space adventure introduces the unforgettable Skeen, a hard-edged heroine and intergalactic thief trapped in an unknown universe.   Jo Clayton, creator of the popular Diadem Saga, introduces a delightfully unforgettable new character—a tough, sexy, futuristic tomb raider Lara Croft with issues—and sets her loose in a wild and woolly galaxy of dastardly villains, alien shape-shifters, and all manner of strange sentient life-forms.   Skeen is a bandit and a rogue, a master thief wanted throughout myriad solar systems for plundering the rare antiquities of countless alien civilizations while always keeping one rocket ship–length ahead of the intergalactic law. A “rooner” with a dark past, she now finds herself penniless and abandoned on a miserable backwater planet, at the tail end of a string of very bad luck, with no option except to follow unreliable rumors to a supposed fortune in gems hidden among ancient ruins. What she finds instead is a gateway into another world—and a universe of trouble.   Now, trapped in a strange new reality with no way out, Skeen must find the key to reopening the portal, and that will entail making contact with the mysterious aliens who created the interdimensional passageway. But the enigmatic Ykx vanished eons ago, and finding representatives of a highly advanced and possibly extinct extraterrestrial race is not going to be easy for the silver-tongued lone wolf outlaw. It doesn’t help that Skeen’s entourage keeps expanding by leaps and bounds with unwanted hangers-on whose interference could end up damning her to an eternity in nowhere.   The first book in a thrilling trilogy featuring the inimitable Skeen, Skeen’s Leap cements Clayton’s well-deserved reputation as one of the premier purveyors of science fantasy, alongside Andre Norton, C. J. Cherryh, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Wry, witty, and wondrously inventive, featuring a colorful cast of delightful and deliciously weird alien types, it is a space opera romp guaranteed to transport genre aficionados to new and wondrous worlds.

Other books that might interest you

  • Dragons of Westermere Box Set - Dragons of Westermere - cover

    Dragons of Westermere Box Set -...

    Brett Fitzpatrick

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The Dragons of Wesermere is a trilogy set in a fantasy world where dragons have returned to the sky. This box set includes the following books; The Pet Dragon, The Twin Dragon and City of Dragons. 
    We follow a young elf woman named Willowtide as her journey takes her from outcast to dragon-riding sorceress. On this journey she meets Archer, a young human warrior who saves her when she is banished from her people. She also finds a sorceress to teach her magic. But before she meets these two humans, she finds a dragon egg, the cause of all the trouble she finds herself in, but also the source of the power that will enable her to control her own destiny. 
    Willowtide's quest is to defeat the Troglodyte King, leader of the enemy forces threatening the whole world. The Troglodyte King has rekindled ancient enmities between human, elf, dwarf, and halfling, who are now battling each other rather than defending themselves against the plans of the enemy. In order to defeat him, Willowtide and Archer have to go underground, to the subterranean halls of the troglodytes, in search of the magical weapon that will save their world. 
    The Dragons of Westermere trilogy is 300,886 words in length.
    Show book
  • Man-Eater: Paranormal BBW Romance - Tiger Mates #1 - cover

    Man-Eater: Paranormal BBW...

    Zola Bird

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    ***STANDALONE ROMANCE - ENDS HAPPILY EVER AFTER - NO CLIFFHANGERS*** 
    Curvy Tigress + Sexy Alpha Tiger = Heat 
    Kendra has never set foot in a strip club before. 
    Now she’s going to put aside everything she ever knew… 
    ..And dance. 
    Curvy, plus-sized Kendra is a tigress shifter with one tiny problem. Her heat. This time it’s hit her so badly she needs to get out of the city. 
    But when her car breaks down, Kendra finds herself in the middle of nowhere with little money, no way home, and an enormous repair bill. 
    However, an opportunity presents itself—the chance to dance at the local roadhouse. 
    Cyrus White is a powerful Alpha tiger shifter with problems of his own. Problems that mean he can’t afford to be with anybody. Not until his personal life is under control. 
    But from the moment Cyrus sees Kendra, everything changes. 
    Cyrus knows Kendra is the one, and from the moment they connect, their passion lights up the night. But despite their obvious chemistry, pulling it off for the long haul is going to take more than heat. It’s going to take courage. 
    Because it’s a jungle out there. 
    And before this tiger can claim his mate, they both need to face the demon from his past… 
    Join this curvy tigress shifter and her sexy Alpha on a sizzling wild ride tonight. 
    *A Note to the Reader: Man-Eater is a story of hot, sexy Alpha love. In addition to steamy lovemaking, it contains some adult language. If sizzling tiger shifters and their curvy BBW mates aren’t your thing, you may want to skip this book. But if you're a curvy girl who likes her leading men strong and her action scorching hot, enjoy! 
    **If you haven't already read my Wild Alpha Shifter or my Bear in a Billion books, be sure to check them out!
    Show book
  • Dark Legacies - The Brenna Strachan Series #4 - cover

    Dark Legacies - The Brenna...

    Hadena James

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Let the final battle begin.  
     
    Brenna has been stuck in the ethereal plane for some time now. Her only companion is Uther Pendragon, an overlord she knows very little about, but has to learn to trust.  
     
    Jasmine has been free to terrorize the world in Brenna’s absence. She is unleashing dark forces onto the earth in an attempt to bring about the Second Elder War and fulfill her dreams of domination over humans.  
     
    Brenna must summon every bit of her power to fight Jasmine, The Horsemen and anything else brought into the realm of reality. Despite being one of the most powerful beings on earth, will Brenna have the power to battle against her own sister? Let alone, win, knowing death might be only way to stop Jasmine’s madness? 
    Show book
  • The Long Voyage - cover

    The Long Voyage

    Carl Jacobi

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    The secret lay hidden at the end of nine landings, and Medusa-dark was one man’s search for it—in the strangest journey ever made.
    Show book
  • The Land That Time Forgot - With linked Table of Contents - cover

    The Land That Time Forgot - With...

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    A passenger from a ship sunk by a U-boat is rescued, only to find that this is the beginning of a harrowing ordeal at sea that eventually leads him to a fantastic lost world.
    Show book
  • The Magicians' Guild - The Black Magician Trilogy - cover

    The Magicians' Guild - The Black...

    Trudi Canavan

    • 1
    • 64
    • 0
    "We should expect this young woman to be more powerful than our average novice, possibly even more powerful than the average magician." 
    This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work—until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders . . . and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield. 
    What the Magicians' Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.
    Show book