Review of Ties of Power by Julie E. Czerneda (Trade Pact 2)

In the second Trade Pact book  Sira tries to make a life for herself and the human Morgan in self elected exile. But the clan is determined to recover her genetic material for future generations.

Title: Ties of Power
Series: Trade Pact book 2
Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Genre: Space Opera | Romance
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Daw
Copy: Bought by me

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In a sequel to her highly acclaimed debut, “A Thousand Words for Strangers, ” Czerneda takes readers back to the fascinating future of a humanoid race. Sira, the most powerful member of the alien clan, has dared to challenge the will of her people by allying herself with a human. The clan is determined to reclaim her genetic heritage at any cost.

My review of A Thousand Word for Stranger

Sira’s adventures continues in the Trade Pact and outside it. Powers inside the Clan are still determined to either destroy her or acquire her genetic material for future generations now that she has chosen a human. Human telepaths starts to disappear under mystic circumstances and that draws the attention of Trade Pact Authorities. And old enemies gather.

We learn more personal background about the characters as the story unfolds.

After a vicious attack she decides to go in self proclaimed exile with the Drapsk and intriguing and mystic alien race that sees salvation in her powers. A large part of the book centers around her figuring out what really is going on with them while Morgan and his partner Huido goes after the attackers.

Since Sira gave power to Morgan instead of using it against him he has become much more powerful, but after the attack she gives him something more, her desire for vengeance, and it almost breaks him apart.

A good second book with a great alien race and lots of new mysteries to enjoy as well. This is a great read if you are into aliens and to some extent romance.