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Daughters of Persephone: Exile & Return (Daughters of Persephone #1-2)

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Aja Bokinan, of noble blood, is the Thousand Year Empress who has grown to adulthood in exile. Throughout the Empire, women are banned from public life, have no legal rights, and have become little better than property.

In an attempt to kill off the royal line and end all resistance, Aja is kidnapped by a General who intends to inject her with a lethal virus, hoping she wil
ebook, 151 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Resplendence Publishing
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Mandi Schreiner
Sep 20, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Aja is a Woman of the Blood, an empress and a seer, she can read people’s thoughts and see into their heart for their true intentions. She is running from the Coalition and their evil General and because of her, the ship she was on crashed landed and their captain is fighting a life-threatening virus. That virus was aimed for her and now the captain could lose his life. She feels guilty and wants to do anything she can to help him out. The crew aboard the ship will be paid a pretty penny to deli ...more
Aug 08, 2010 LynnMarie rated it really liked it
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I’ve read other books by Julia Barrett, so I was eager to start Daughters of Persephone. I commend Ms. Barrett for the time and devotion in creating a realistic sci-fi world with its own terms and rules. You are pulled into the realism of a new world and kept there by the larger than life characters.

In book one, we meet Aja and Kyr. Their romance is sweet and humorous, both knowing they’d found their mate from their first encounter. Aja is a daughter of The Blood, a race of wo
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
Two cute stories about women of the blood. They are genetically engineered but feared by the men in power. They are sent into exile to live. Many years later the resistance is formed and the women of the blood come out of exile to lead the war to freedom.

There's some romance, but nothing explicit. It mostly deals with the resistance and how the women of the blood are so different from everyone else.

I plan to finish the series!
Diane Story
Jan 07, 2012 Diane Story rated it it was amazing
Julia is one of my favorite Sci-Fi romance authors.
Her books are really ingenious and fun.
Diane Story
Stacey Espino
Aug 17, 2010 Stacey Espino rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant read by Julia Barrett!

If you like sci-fi romance, this one won't disappoint you. It's fun, sexy, and well plotted.

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So far, I read the first one which I LOVED. Great intro to this series. Next up, #2!
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This author also writes as Julia Rachel Barrett and J.R. Barrett.

If one word describes me, it's eclectic. Or so my friends say. I'm a lover of books, poetry, art, history, baseball, barbecue, chocolate, coffee, children, animals and the great outdoors. I'm a hospice nurse as well as a writer, but I got my first
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Other Books in the Series

Daughters of Persephone (4 books)
  • Exile (Daughters of Persephone, #1)
  • Return (Daughters of Persephone, #2)
  • Reborn (Daughters of Persephone, #3)
  • The Red Demon (Daughters of Persephone, #4)

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