Cagebird

Cagebird

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by Karin Lowachee
     
 

Pirate Protege At age four, Yuri Kirov watched his home colony destroyed by the alien enemy. By six, he was a wounded soul, fending for himself in a desolate refugee camp, and still a child when the pirates found him. Now twenty-two, Yuri is a killer, a spy, an arms dealer, and a pirate captain himself-doing life in prison. That is until EarthHub Black Ops agents

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Pirate Protege At age four, Yuri Kirov watched his home colony destroyed by the alien enemy. By six, he was a wounded soul, fending for himself in a desolate refugee camp, and still a child when the pirates found him. Now twenty-two, Yuri is a killer, a spy, an arms dealer, and a pirate captain himself-doing life in prison. That is until EarthHub Black Ops agents decide to make Yuri their secret weapon in a covert interstellar power grab. Released from jail, but put on a leash by the government, Yuri is more trapped than ever. Controlled by men even more ruthless than the brigands he's ordered to betray, Yuri is back again in deep space where his survival depends on a dangerous act: trusting a stranger's offer of help...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446615082
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
999,064
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Cagebird


By Karin Lowachee

Warner Aspect

Copyright © 2005 Karin Lowachee
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-446-61508-0


Chapter One

When I was fourteen I got the scarlet fever, at least that's what I called it and that's how I think of it still. It's not really the scarlet fever, not the one you read about in history files. Mine is just this feeling, and scarlet is its color. Red. You get so hot you have to release it, but it's the heat of a cold sweat. The fever eats you up inside and you shake like you're winter, like your blood is made of ice water and you need to see it run. You need to touch it and feel its warmth-because it has to be warm. Nobody is this dead inside.

When it comes out along your skin there isn't any pain. Just relief. Just the tiny red rivers of life. And you can breathe again, seeing that. You can look up. You can spread your arms and touch the edges of your emotions and maybe they touch back, like something new and curious. Or something old and almost forgotten.

And you think, This is who you are, Yurochka. This is what you're made of.

(Continues...)



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Meet the Author

Karin Lowachee was born in Guyana, South America and moved to Toronto, Canada when she was two. Before her foray into fantasy, she wrote three highly-acclaimed science fiction novels - Warchild, Burndive, and Cagebird. Warchild won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award and Cagebird won the 2006 Gaylactic Spectrum Award and the Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Philip K. Dick Award. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

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