Genre: Science Fiction/Alt Lifestyles (m/m)Blurb: Pets are cheap. Beautiful, intelligent, loyal pets who arch into the lash and beg to be ridden hard are not so cheap. Alix was a simple musician, a delicate man with hair the color a blue sky and eyes full of life and curiosity, and who had no desire to be taken by the 'gods'. Captain Tristan Yarril did not want a pet to replace the one he'd lost. He would be Master to none. He'd rather share his bed with fading dreams. His crew has other ideas and Alix is to be come Tristan's new pet. Innocent and virginal, responsive and beautiful he is presented as a birthday gift. Loneliness and fear soon mute into passion and love for them, but there is a coming civil war in Captain Yarril's world and soon lives, both free and slave, will be worth less than the energy it takes to incinerate them. One master. One slave. And a love that could change the meaning of freedom forever.