Blue Moon Rising 4
In this final book of the Blue Moon Rising series, the rebels, led by Tal Rigel and the Psyclid Princess L’ira (aka Kass Kiolani), have taken a three-year time-out before the final battle against the Empire—planning, preparing, and producing a new generation. Even their one-time enemy, the Emperor’s nephew Rand Kamal, has settled on the rebel stronghold of Blue Moon, though there is doubt about whether he is a high-ranking prisoner or an ally. All is peaceful, the calm before the final attack on Regula Prime—until Kamal’s children, still on Regula Prime, are kidnapped. Or is it a trap? There is also the problem of rebels who haven’t fought a battle in far too long. With the invasion of the heart of the Empire only months away, have they lost their edge? Tal and Kass must confront all these problems, and more, before the Psyclid royal children and their spouses come face to face at last with Darroch, ruler of the Regulon Empire. And the question of who will lead the new government, Tal Rigel or Rand Kamal.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: In ROYAL REBELLION we not only find out if the rebels win their battle against the Empire, we see the wrap-up of the many romances that have occurred over more than a decade (not all with conventional endings), plus the beginning of new romances among the younger members of the extensive cast of characters. It would appear that complexities of the heart can be nearly as challenging and confusing as the long struggle to take down the Regulon Empire.
Blue Moon Series - Vocabulary
atalan - a kind of fish
baku - similar to bacon
buerra - butter
steri - beef
lunelle - blue wine
karst - a whiskey similar to scotch
ripka - ale
ullali - brandy
vinali - red wine
xaax - a dark, robust ale
yrak - rosé wine
flitterfly - similar to butterfly
grizzoid - large aggressive beast
kito - bug similar to mosquito
krall - highly venomous snake
oryx - large bird similar to a condor
panta - cross between a panther & a cat
platidon - large, awkward creature
Batani (adj.) - similar to "bloody"
Dimi! - similar to Damn!
Fizzet! (Psyclid only) - untranslatable
Fizzeting (adj. - Psyclid only)
Fyd! - Regulon "F-word"
Hipok - Bullshit
Pok! - Shit!
chrono - watch
crystos - Psyclid building material
circo - circus
dama - term of address, female
daman - term of address, male
dushani - thought transference between soulmates
dushá minya - endearment (female)
dushenka/dushenko - darling (f/m)
enlasé - melding of multiple psychic minds
faustone - rock-like building material
glowlight - similar to flashlight
lutá - similar to a lute
mark - klic
merveille - marvelous
meshug - crazy
midama - endearment (female)
midamaran - endearment (male)
plasti - plastic
ridó - force field powered by magic
veriball - similar to soccer