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Lyn Gala

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Lynsey "Lyn" Gala started writing in the back of her science notebook in third grade and hasn’t stopped since. Westerns starring men with shady pasts gave way to science fiction with questionable protagonists which eventually gave in to any story with a morally ambiguous character. Even the purest heroes have pain and loss and darkness in their hearts, and that’s where she likes to find her stories. Her characters seek to better themselves and find the happy ending (or happier anyway), but it’s writing the struggle that inspires her muse. When she isn’t writing, Lyn Gala teaches in New Mexico.

She first cut her teeth on fanfic: gen, slash, het, and femslash. She prefers to focus on plot: mysteries and monsters and disasters, oh my, but sex c

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Lyn Gala I really would like to do a third book. Liam has learned to adapt to Rownt society, but I would like to see Ondry deal with human society. We all know…moreI really would like to do a third book. Liam has learned to adapt to Rownt society, but I would like to see Ondry deal with human society. We all know that his love for his palteia will never waver, but I'm not sure what he would think of humanity in general. (less)
Lyn Gala I'm going to be honest and say I've been ignoring this question because I don't know how to answer it. Do I have other ideas? Oh yeah. Every story I…moreI'm going to be honest and say I've been ignoring this question because I don't know how to answer it. Do I have other ideas? Oh yeah. Every story I write has a whole universe settled in my head. Some of them aren't that interesting, but I know about Charleston's first case as a private investigator after the end of Gathering Storm, and I know how William's brother is going to fuss when he figures out that Dallin is William's significant other, and not just a "bit on the side" like he thought.

But that doesn't mean that the stories are interesting enough or strong enough for me to figure out how to get them on paper.

Liam and Ondry have a lot more adventures--learning to trade from the ship, interacting with humans, interacting with Imshee who are far stranger than anything humans have seen before. Ondry has to grow into his status, and then there are the Rownt stories that don't center on Liam and Ondry. Not all Rownt develop that devotion to the temple and children that counterbalances their colder instincts, and there's the story of a Rownt outcast (who is very happy being outcast and not having to deal with status expectations) and the human sociologist/xenopsychologist who comes to study him. And young Aven travels to earth colonies with Ondry and Liam, and he is desperate to find any human paletia and protect them. (He has a slight man-crush on Ondry in that he wants to grow up and be just like him).

So I wish I had an answer, but I think this is a really long-winded way of saying that I have no clue. None. Zero.

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This is the second instalment of this series, and sees the newly bonded Kavon and Darren pulled into an investigation involving the death of a visiting Egyptian Shaman. But that's only a small part of a much bigger picture, wh..." Read more of this review »
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"Dammit it's good. I wish I can read more right now. Bannu is awesome and I love Darren and Kavon. I love Les too, he's funny and loyal and gives Darren so much shit for being goofy in love. "
Derivation by Lyn Gala
"Still has a nice plot, as in book 1. Kavon and Darren (plus the team, except the obvious) are still likable. And Bennu is still a complete scene-stealer.

But then, there's still to much description."
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" I'm so glad you enjoyed it. The new one is out August 30th "
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" Julia wrote: "Omg can't wait to buy this, I didn't dare to hope I would be able to read the next volume so soon *_*"

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" The ending was a pausing place because book 2 comes out today or tomorrow. It definitely continues, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. "
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“The threat made Liam smile. There was something to be said for having someone like you so much they chained you to a wall.”
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“Only palteia can be let in the way one allows a small child into one's life. Only a palteia wouldn't take information and turn it against you. They are gifts. They are to be trusted and cherished and protected. All palteia are. You are my palteia.”
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“Cross your ankles and do not move.”
“Does shaking count?”
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