Diamond Mask (Galactic Milieu Trilogy, Book 2)
The twenty first century was once drawing to an in depth, and metapsychic humankind was once poised eventually to accomplish solidarity -- to be admitted into the crowd brain of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu. yet a becoming corps of rebels used to be plotting to maintain the folks of Earth ceaselessly separate within the identify of human individuality. And the rebels had a mystery supporter: Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that will cease at not anything to assert humanity for itself. Fury's maximum enemy was once the mutant genius Jack the Bodiless, whose energy it craved. yet Jack may by no means be a device for Fury . . .
And so it became to Dorothea Macdonald, a tender girl who had spent a life-time hiding her towering mindpowers from the easiest brain readers of the Milieu. yet she couldn't cover them from Fury -- or from Jack. repeatedly she rejected their advances, unwilling to be drawn into the maelstrom of galactic politics or megalomaniacal desires. And in spite of everything, not anyone -- no longer Jack, now not Fury, now not even the Galactic Milieu -- will be a fit for the outstanding powers of the woman who may end up referred to as Diamond masks . . .
From the Paperback edition.
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Partygoers joined Marc Remillard’s lead and shaped into bouncy, finger-snapping state traces. “This type of choreography isn’t rather my style,” acknowledged the clown. “Shall we take a seat this one out, Diamond Mask?” “I don’t mind.” They made their method off the terrace into the large front room. It used to be dimly lit with rankings of carved pumpkins with candles inside of. in a single alcove, a loud variation of spin-the-bottle was once being performed with an empty champagne magnum. humans have been talking in status groups,.
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Human Polity resign perpetually using greater mindpowers as guns, even in a reason that will be deemed “just,” akin to self-defense. there has been enthusiastic applause for the younger woman’s naive idealism, plus a certain quantity of trepidation one of the insurgent contingent, who feared that Dorothée could turn into a brand new and vocal member of Anne Remillard’s pestiferous solidarity Directorate. yet as an alternative the recent paramount used to be fast named First Deputy Dirigent of Caledonia, which successfully got rid of her.