Where duty and passion collide.
A woman in peril. A ruthless warrior with a hidden agenda. A society where honor is revered and trust is a dangerous luxury.
To avoid execution for her father's crimes, Lilian embraced her one chance at survival and became the apprentice of the powerful warrior Lucius Mercio. In return for Lucius' protection, Lilian yielded total control of her body, intellect, and will. When Lucius' motivations and ambitions are revealed, they are far more extraordinary than Lilian imagined.
In the second volume of The Twelve Systems Chronicles, Lilian's enemies are more determined than ever to see her destroyed. A ghost from her past will imperil her future and threaten to destroy Lucius' slowly developing trust. Lucius' rivals increase in number and ferocity as they seek to limit his expanding wealth and power. They will use any means to undermine and destroy his plans including his notorious apprentice.
Also by E.G. Manetti, the first volume in the Twelve Systems Chronicles, The Cartel The Apprentice - Volume 1.
About the Author
EG works in IT and writes as often as possible. When neither goes well, she cooks exceptionally and gardens adequately. E.G. resides on the East Coast of the USA with her beloved (and often confounded) husband and their severely OCD Jack Russell Terrier.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bright Star is the second in the Apprentice trilogy and a great successor to the first book. Lilian and Lucius continue their dance as apprentice and bondholder. Lilian continues to try to prove her worth to her master and Lucius continues to use his apprentice to further his own ends while trying to keep her from harm. The intrigue was well written and will keep you guessing throughout the book. The storyline is great, the characters believable and the story an engaging read. Can’t wait to see how this story plays out in volume 3.
Even better than the Cartel, this steamy Space Opera has a alot more action and the developing relationship between the MCs keeps getting hotter.