THE SHIP'S COMPUTER HAS CHOSEN --
and now Rheba the fire dancer and her Bre'n mentor Kirtn must fulfill the next part of their ongoing mission - to return a shipload of fellow ex-slaves to their widely scattered home planets. Their current destination, Yhelle, a world where reality is far too fleeting for anyone but a master illusionist to grasp.
Yhelle is considered the most civilized place in the galaxy and their brief stopover should be pure pleasure. But it doesn't take Rheba, Kirtn, and their two Yhelle crewmates long to discover that beneath the paradiselike surface of this society lurks an evil that is growing more powerful each day, a seductive darkness that feeds on love and kills with ecstasy. . .